Membership Benefits

NAWBO BENEFITS

Networking

      • A variety of local and national NAWBO meetings and events offer a multitude of opportunities to meet new people, exchange ideas and make contacts.
      • Members have access to Balance Magazine events and The Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

 

Visibility

      • NAWBO aggressively looks for public relations opportunities to promote the organization, as well as individual members, to the business community through local and national media.
      • There are many ways to advertise your company cost-effectively in our National Membership Directory, through trade shows, at chapter events and other media.

 

Referrals

      • The main database and directory provides a solid referral network of a multitude of professions locally and nationally that can be accessed by members to increase their business productivity.

 

Discounts

      • Local, National & State Corporate Partners provide discounts.

 

Impact

      • NAWBO plays a strong advocacy role in public policy issues of statewide, national and international interest to women business owners and small business in general.
      • NAWBO on a National level works on securing government contracts for women business owners.

 

Communications

      • Chapter Ezine
      • NAWBO SmartBrief (National Newsletter) brings current business news, hot business trends, and best practices for small business owners to members’ fingertips.

 

Education

      • The National Speaker’s Bureau provides expert NAWBO and NFWBO speakers for chapter events.
      • Fine tune your leadership skills at various workshops at the National NAWBO Annual Meeting, chapter programs, and the Public Policy Days.
      • NAWBO’s Economic Development Forum offers assistance and support for all stages of growing your business.

 

Mentoring

      • The Business Advisory Council[2] is comprised of successful women business owners who donate their time and expertise to help others become more successful, will meet with a new member to discuss a specific business concern and identify solutions to the issues she may have.
      • Local breakfast and lunches offer the unique opportunity to seek feedback on issues facing business owners.

 

NAWBO National Support

    • Inclusion in National Membership Directory.
    • Linkages to women’s associations worldwide, and programs to assist entering the global marketplace.
    • Economic Summits and Business Expos.
    • Disaster Relief – Provides funds to assist NAWBO members in times of natural disasters.
    • National NAWBO Conference
    • Increase procurement opportunities for Women Business Enterprises (WBE’s).