The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's leading business organisation that has been supporting small businesses for more than 40 years.
It is a membership-based organisation and currently has around 200,000 members across 33 regions and 188 branches.
Its aim is to promote and protect the interests of people who are self employed and small business owners within the UK.
Members enjoy a range of benefits from employment, healthcare, and health and safety advice. The FSB also offers financial health checks, a legal protection scheme and other services.
Its website contains a wealth of information on business growth and savings, all designed to help small businesses prosper.
The FSB is non-profit making and non-party political and is also the UK's largest campaigning pressure group.
Its lobbying arm represents the views of its members at Whitehall and at EU institutions in Brussels. It also works to put issues affecting FSB on the media agenda.
Press and Parliamentary officers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland lobby the devolved assemblies and Development Managers work alongside members in the regions to further FSB influence at a regional level.
The Federation of Small Businesses has a sliding scale of membership fees, which is dependent on how any employees there are in your business. Fees start from just £142.50 for the first year with a £30 registration fee.
For more information, visit the web page of this area's regional branch of the FSB.