Top 7 Reasons You Need to Join the NFIBLinda Jenkins, August 04 2015
Whether you're starting, growing, or planning to sell your business, you need the proper resources and support to make your operation profitable. By joining the National Federation of Independent Business, you join a network of 350,000 independent and small business owners united by one goal: to own, operate, and grow a successful company. Gold Alliance Group, Inc. is an authorized affiliate of the National Federation of Independent Business.
NFIB is a small business association that provides research, networking, discounts, online resources, and state and federal lobbying for small businesses across the U.S. Founded in 1943, the organization supports entrepreneurs by providing the advice, legal resources, and online tools needed to start, manage, and expand a business. If you haven't heard of NFIB.com, here are seven good reasons to consider becoming a member.
1. Save on Business Products and Services
As an NFIB member, you'll get great discounts on computer systems, operating supplies, credit card processing services, cellular phone plans, online marketing, tax filing, payment processing, and repair services. You'll also save up to 70 percent on shipping and printing costs. Considering buying a vehicle for business use? The NFIB offers a $500 rebate on select Chrysler vehicles. By becoming a member, you can save over $5000 on products and services you're already using in your business.
2. Affordable Personal and Commercial Insurance
Regardless of the size of your company, protecting your business should be your first priority. Members have access to key insurance solutions like Business Owner's Policy, Business Auto, and Worker's Compensation. You can request and receive quotes on commercial insurance plans from multiple providers. If you're in Texas, joining NFIB/Texas Mutual Safety Groups will entitle you to an 11 percent discount on commercial insurance premiums. Your membership also gives you access to reduced-rate personal insurance solutions, including:
- Health insurance (individual and group)
- Life insurance for you and your employees
- Home and auto insurance
As an NFIB member, you'll receive regular updates on the latest news and trends in small business insurance.
3. Free HR Solutions
NFIB's HR support services save you time managing your employees so you can focus on growing your business. Just a few of the free HR solutions offered to members are:
- Legal guides (including a guide on implementing the Affordable Care Act)
- Hiring forms
- Sample interview questions
- Human Resources information
NFIB is the most powerful advocate for small businesses in the U.S. The organization has been involved in numerous key cases at both the Federal and State levels. The NFIB was named among the top ten "Amicus All Stars" in 2013.
5. Member Badge
By displaying the NFIB member badge on your website, you boost your business' profile and credibility. Customers and other business owners will see you're a dues-paying member of the NFIB when they visit your site. Anyone wanting more information about the NFIB and its members can click on the badge, which will take them to the NFIB's website.
6. Stay Informed on Industry News
Many business owners find keeping up with business news and trends a challenge, especially with all of the other profit-generating tasks that need to be completed in a day. As a member, you'll receive regular updates about economic issues that could affect your business. You can concentrate on growing your customer base knowing that they will keep you informed of any news that could negatively impact your bottom line.
7. Business Advice
NFIB provides the tools and resources you need to make your business successful, from providing daily business advice to hosting live Q&A sessions with business experts. As an NFIB member, you'll also have access to webinars on a wide selection of business-related topics, including marketing, finance, and tax-related issues. NFIB's legal resources help you ensure your small business is compliant with insurance rules, labor laws, and other regulations. Sign up as a member, and you'll receive daily business advice, delivered directly to your inbox. Business advice topics range from marketing and advertising to government issues and contracting. The NFIB provides a wealth of valuable information to help you manage and grow your company.
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