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Fsb Overview 2010
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  • 1. Federation of Small Businesses “ The UK’s Leading Business Organisation” Presented by Maree Atkinson Business Adviser FSB Herts and South Beds
  • 2. Why does the FSB exist?
    • “ To promote and protect those who manage or own their own businesses”
  • 3. Who is the Federation of Small Businesses?
    • Largest business organisation in the UK
    • 213,000 members
    • Circa 6000 in Herts and Beds
    • 30% new members come from your referrals – thank you !
    • Fantastic buying power - Non profit making
    • Represent all professions
    • 1 – 200 employees
    • Major lobbying organisation
  • 4. Lobbying activities
    • Keep Trade Local campaign
    • Deferment of business rates increase
    • Automatic Small Business Rate relief
    • Crack down on late payers
    • Small Business Survival Package
  • 5. My role
    • Get to know local businesses
    • Meet around 600 businesses a year
    • Find out their frustrations
    • Work with other organisations
    • Business Link, Universities, Local Authorities, Enterprise Agencies and more
    • Explain the support the FSB provides
  • 6. Variety of cost effective events
    • FSB Herts and Beds Business awards
    • Informal evening events – pubs and clubs
    • Formal Dinners
    • Exhibitions and topical training
    • Silverstone, House of Commons
    • Wembley Football Stadium
    • And you never know who you’ll meet !
  • 7. Benefits of being part of the FSB
    • Some evidence members stay in business longer
    • Legal support
    • Health and Safety
    • Employment Law
    • Tax advice and representation
    • Ways to save money
    • Covers more than one business
    • The Voice of Small Businesses
  • 8. Legal Benefits Package
    • 24 hour – 365 days
    • Unlimited calls
    • Team of 50 lawyers
    • 3000 calls a week
    • Respond to queries with 1 hour
    • 200 free legal documents
    • Variety specialists
  • 9. Legal Benefits Package
    • Protection up to £50k
    • examples of support but much more !
    • Health and Safety
    • Chasing bad payers
    • Terms and conditions, Copyright
    • Power of the FSB logo
  • 10. Employment Law
    • All employment lawyers
    • 24 / 7 support
    • Taking on staff
    • Contracts , T/Cs, maternity, apprenticeships, minimum pay, holiday entitlements
    • Disciplinary matters, dismissals and tribunals
    • Shareholders and partnerships
    • Freelancers and sub contractors
    • Redundancies and shorter working weeks
    • Snow days !
  • 11. Tax advice and representation
    • 1000s accountants belong to FSB
    • Start up advice, limited companies, partnerships, sole traders, tax returns
    • Tax investigation support
    • All used to work for HMRC
    • HMRC cash flow issues
    • £8 billion less tax in Jan 09 : Jan 08
    • National debt - £870 billion
    • 21 months and £5000 (average cost) of investiagtion
  • 12. Saving money through the FSB’s buying power
    • Free business banking FOR LIFE
    • Taking plastic (credit cards) through the FSB
    • - no set up fee for a card machine
    • - reduced transaction costs and rentals
    • - take more money, safer, meet customers
    • expectations
    • E commerce and completely mobile machines
  • 13. Saving money through the FSB’s buying power
    • Advice and Reduced rates on insurances
    • - Public liability, PI, goods in transit
    • employee, product liability and more
    • No fee to install a telephone line
    • Private health care, pension advice, factoring
    • FSB Care
    • FSB Fuel card
    • Docmail
    • Credit checking and collection bad debts
  • 14. Next slide
    • A case study of a printing business with 5 staff who joined the FSB
    • Just look at the savings !!
  • 15. £ - 690 =£ 19233 £ - 250 = £ 6401 £ 250 £ 5974 Cost FSB membership Net savings £ 19923 £ 6641 £ 5724 £ 12165 Total £ 9900 £ 3300 000 £ 275 / month ( 3 year contract) £ 3300 / year Employment Law and H/S £ 648 £ 216 £ 624 £ 840 / year Health Cover £ 675 £ 225 000 £225 / year HMRC investigation insurance £ 450 £ 150 £1250 £1400 / year Telephone £ 2100 £ 700 £2900 £3600 / year Insurance £ 2550 £ 850 £950 £1800 / year Merchant account £ 3600 £ 1200 000 £1200 / year Business Banking Potential Savings over 3 years Savings in year 1 Cost in first year of FSB membership Before joining Area of expenditure
  • 16. And there’s more
    • Jury service compensation - £ 100 / day
    • Covers private life
    • Entry on FSB’s website of members
    • National and regional magazines
    • Local advisers on hand
    • Peace of mind
  • 17. The membership fees based on number of employees
    • Single person business - £120 a year
    • Up to 4 staff - £170
    • 5 - 10 - £220
    • 11- 20 - £270
    • 100- 150 staff - £870
    • + £30 joining fee in just first year
    • Associate membership - £50
    • Who in their right mind wouldn’t join?
    • “ it’s a lifebelt for businesses”
  • 18. Thank you for listening
    • Any questions please ?
    • Maree Atkinson
    • 077364 71568
    • [email_address]
    • www.fsb.org.uk /info
    • www.mareeatkinson.com

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