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Atlanta Membership

An investment in a NAWBO membership provides a portfolio of benefits that propel business growth and fuel personal and professional development.

NAWBO is proud to serve as the voice of the nation’s over 10 million women-owned businesses and represent women entrepreneurs in all sectors, sizes and stages of development and at the local level members are encouraged to engage actively with their local chapter to gain access to other women business owners, leadership development and community development. The diversity in our membership strengthens our voice across the country as all women entrepreneurs are encouraged to bring their expertise and insight to the table. Members of the National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) are part of the largest dues paying organization for women entrepreneurs. A NAWBO® membership offers women-owned businesses the best of all worlds – connections to a national organization and brand as well as a local platform for their business and their voice and the ability to tap into the power of an already established organization. For membership information please contact Deborah Snyder at dsnyder@nawbo.org.
 


Student Member APPLICATION, please complete the online form and submit proof of enrollment. Those members that have sold their business and would like to be a Retired member click here
 
Membership starts on the first day of any given month and includes a 60-day grace period. Membership dues are non-refundable. If you have already created a profile you need to login and then select the Become a Member link. If you need additional assistance please contact techsupport@nawbo.org.

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Member Benefits

NAWBO Atlanta  2020

Our vision for this year in Atlanta is to provide our members more education, exposure, and engagement to our national organization, and this year is full of excitement!! Our vibrant chapter is offering wonderful opportunities for you to be involved. Click Here for Benefits of Membership Levels.

 

Announcing NAWBO-Atlanta’s 2020 Educational Programming:

Is it your New Year’s Resolution to get more education/mentorship/training for your business? Bonnie Daneker and Your NAWBO-Atlanta Board of Directors has teamed up with NAWBO members and friends to offering educational classes, masterminds, and seminars to all our members, regardless of the stage of your business. Contacts for each are listed below. We encourage you to take advantage of these to help you and your business grown and develop.   

 - NAWBO Institute Virtual Environment (formerly IEI). FREE to NAWBO Members. NAWBO understands the balance of working in your business versus working on it. To make it easy for women business owners to work on their business when they can, the newly-updated NAWBO Institute provides training and resources through a combination of online educational programs and the opportunity to convene virtually through the NAWBO Institute Virtual Environment. NAWBO Institute Virtual Platform helps facilitation communicate, virtual networking, best practice sharing, and education for Women Business owners, partners and supporters with measurable and significant impact. Offerings include: NAWBO Virtual Connect and Learn – for NAWBO members (chapter and virtual alike) monthly and NAWBO E-Learning Series – for all Women Business Owners on topics that relate to business growth. https://www.nawbo.org/resources/institute-virtual-environment.


 - SBDC Early Stage Support and Mentorship – Ruby Reisinger and Small Business Development Centers, FREE - $169 Throughout your entrepreneurial journey, you need education and mentorship to help you answer questions, overcome obstacles, and in general, thrive! The Small business Development Center is a state supported entity with many locations around the state. Class are offered on various topics and at various times, with individual support available. View the offerings at https://www.georgiasbdc.org/training/and email rreisinger@georgiasbdc.org
 

- Apply the E-Myth to Your Business Program – Karen Cleveland, $79
NAWBO is offering a new program based on the book The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It. In this 8-week, hands-on program, a small group of entrepreneurs will find the structure and accountability to implement specific takeaways from the book in their business.  Participants will create a plan with goals and specific tasks, and then track and share their progress toward their goals on a weekly basis with the group. We will provide suggestions, encouragement, and accountability to each other. Karen Cleveland of ProcessMOJO will facilitate this program which will meet in-person 4 times and virtually 4 times during February and March. Participation is limited to 6 participants to enable time for meaningful feedback between participants. If you are committed to make a real change to how your business works, join us in the Apply the E-Myth to Your Business program! Email Karen@ProcessMojo.com for times and location.

- The Growth Coach Monthly Mastermind Round Table for Women In Business – Kim Ellet, $99  Women business owners often yearn for connection, collaboration, and conversation that isn’t the same with employees or clients. Join The Growth Coach Monthly Mastermind Round Table for Women In Business to leverage the power of collaboration and peer-support. In place of NAWBO’s CEO RoundTable, meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at ROAM Galleria, 11:30am-1:30pm. Email kim@thegrowthcoach.com or call 404-312-3207

- Turknett Leadership Group, offering individual coaching as well as seminars.

Women’s Executive Development Program, Packages vary. Contact Susan Hitchcock at 770-270-1723 or www.turknett.com .
How to Get Unstuck Webinar: A Foundational Blueprint Every Female Over the Age of 40 Should Follow – Susan McMullen, Presale $199 (20% off for NAWBO members); Early Bird Pricing for others $299; Regular price $499.  Caring for Yourself as an Entrepreneur. You’ll learn: The Five Foundational Pillars that hold female entrepreneurs back; Two kinds of mindset shifts necessary to win at entrepreneurship; How to win back your energy, your enthusiasm and time.  Call Susan McMullen at 770-317-6991.

- Circle Programming from NAWBO National, $2,500 annually. The Circle is a national program designed specifically for our Premier members who own larger businesses that exceed $1 Million in annual revenue. This program offers connections, access, and learning opportunities above and beyond membership such as:

  •        Special workshops & activities at the 2019 Women’s Business Conference
  •        Meet & greets with keynote speakers at the 2019 Women's Business Conference 
  •        Field trips to tour local woman-owned business facilities
  •        Optional Mastermind groups
  •        Receptions with sponsors and NAWBO board
  •        Two one-day retreats each year with workshops and special activities
  •        Speakers Bureau
  •        Invitation to NAWBO Advocacy Day on the Hill in DC
  •        Virtual business book club.

Download NAWBO Circle Year-at-a-Glance with more details at: https://www.nawbo.org/sites/nawbo/files/Circle%202019-2020%20Year-At-A-Glance%20udpatd%206%2019%202019.pdf . Contact Deborah Snyder at dsnyder@nawbo.org.

- Kennesaw State University Tuition Discounts
20% Exclusive Event Discount. Attendees who enroll in a course during the KSU           

Open House event on January 9 in person at KSU’s registration window will receive a 20% discount on any/all course enrollment fees.

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- Exposure – Get you and your business in the spotlight: 

Have you ever thought about being part of a leadership team? NAWBO-Atlanta is announcing the opportunity to join the amazing women on our NAWBO-Atlanta Board of Directors. The National Association of Women Business Owners proudly represents women from all industries, geographies and demographics. We serve in local leadership, advocacy, and philanthropy while having a great time! The positions come with opportunities to represent our chapter in planning, speaking and meeting other local entities. Why not showcase yourself and your business while having fun? 

Building on the progress of this year, we are offering an opportunity to join the Board of Directors in these positions: 

  • Events Director 
  • Corporate Sponsorship Director

Please contact Bonnie Daneker at bbdaneker@gmail.com or 404-783-5678, if you’d like to hear more. 

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Engagement with National: 

The 2020 NAWBO Leadership Academy is here! For fellowship, business focus, and fun, mark your calendar for February 6, 2020 for a one-day Leadership Academy! Held at the beautiful Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico, you’ll not want to miss this fantastic opportunity to personally connect with fellow women business owners and leaders by participating in this yearly event. 

For a list of topics and speakers, go to https://www.nawbo.org/events-channel/2020-nawbo-leadership-academy-conference-speakers. To register, go to https://www.nawbo.org/events-channel/nawbo-leadership-academy

AND….. the Advanced CEO Experience is coming April 23-24!! Details are being finalized.

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Save the Dates for These Upcoming Events!

Friday Forums:

January 3, Diana Murphy, 90 Days Planning
February 7, Darlene van Beek, Love Your Business
March 6, Robin Robboy, Know Your Numbers
April 3, Graphic Design Hacks, Speaker TBD
May 1, Max Ruthenberg-Marshall, Legal Speak
June 5, Jerrica Dodd,  In the Flow of Healthy Business

REGISTER FOR ALL EVENTS HERE

Here are a few of the benefits that a NAWBO membership offers.

NATIONAL & LOCAL MEMBERSHIP: A NAWBO membership offers women-owned businesses a national and local platform to tap into the power of an already established community of women entrepreneurs. NAWBO represents the interest of 10 million women business owners in the United States.

PARTNERSHIPS & ALLIANCES: NAWBO is an unparalleled resource for women entrepreneurs seeking to navigate the various stages of business growth. NAWBO attracts corporations and affiliate partners that offer a rich base of resources and expertise that can help propel women business owners to the next level of success.

MEMBER-ONLY BENEFITS: NAWBO members enjoy exclusive access to benefits and products that are designed to help manage their business on a day-to-day basis. Our wide network of partners and sponsors offer affinity discounts and benefits that deliver bottom line savings to our members while building a valuable network of resources that are critical to business success.

WEBSITE: NAWBO members have access to a dynamic online platform that offers a multitude of tools and resources critical for navigating the everyday challenges of business ownership. Members are assigned a unique username and password upon joining— providing a powerful platform for building a national network, connecting them with peers and tapping into valuable resources to help grow their business.

COMMUNICATIONS: NAWBO offers a variety of online communication vehicles that provide our members with pertinent information that will help make the most of their membership experience. Members receive press releases and announcements to keep them abreast of our activities at the national level; and our calendar of events help our members and chapter leaders actively participate at local and national events. We want you feedback! NAWBO Member Testimonial webform.

ONLINE MEMBER DIRECTORY: The online member directory enables members to update and manage their own profile and connects the entire membership base for business development and networking opportunities.

ADVOCACY & LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER: NAWBO represents a significant and united voice on issues that impact businesses daily.

ANNUAL AWARDS: Through our Annual Awards Program, NAWBO gives recognition to the rising power of women business owners by commemorating the history of women’s entrepreneurial excellence and honoring the accomplishments and contributions of those who have led the way.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: NAWBO provides an opportunity for members to hone their leadership skills at the local and national level. Our extensive network of volunteer leaders are critical to the success of NAWBO and contribute significantly to building a legacy for the next generation of women entrepreneurs.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE: NAWBO’s Women’s Business Conference is the only event of its kind that provides women business owners with personal and professional business development opportunities to take their businesses to the next level of success. The annual conference brings together businesses of all sizes from all industries to celebrate and leverage the collective power of the fastest growing segment of the economy—women business owners.

NAWBO BRAND: NAWBO members are an extension of our national brand. Through entrepreneurial success and community involvement, our members help elevate NAWBO's brand by proudly showcasing their association with an organization that propels women business owners into economic, social and political spheres of power.

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Member Profile

Business Size: Businesses owned by NAWBO® members are larger than the average women-owned businesses in terms of number of employees. Sixty-eight percent have employees; of which 17 percent have 10 or more employees.

Revenue: Twenty-five percent of NAWBO® members make more than $1 million in annual sales; and 34 percent make more than $500K.

Years in Business: NAWBO® members have owned their business for an average of 10 years.

Age: Seventy five percent of NAWBO® members are over the age of 45; and 25 percent are in the 35-44 age group.

Access to Capital: As with the general women-owned firms, many NAWBO® members access capital through credit cards and personal family savings. Fifty-eight percent use credit cards and 37 percent utilize private and family savings to fund their business.

Industry: Thirty-five percent, the highest number, of NAWBO® members belong in the Professional, scientific and technical services sector.

Education: Generally, NAWBO® members are very well educated with 39 percent with post-graduate degrees.

* Results from the 2011 NAWBO Member Demographics Survey

There's a place just for you.

NAWBO is proud to serve as the voice of the nation’s over 10 million women-owned businesses and represent women entrepreneurs in all sectors, sizes and stages of development and at the local level members are encouraged to engage actively with their local chapter to gain access to other women business owners, leadership development and community development. The diversity in our membership strengthens our voice across the country as all women entrepreneurs are encouraged to bring their expertise and insight to the table. Members of the National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) are part of the largest dues paying organization for women entrepreneurs. A NAWBO® membership offers women-owned businesses the best of all worlds – connections to a national organization and brand as well as a local platform for their business and their voice and the ability to tap into the power of an already established organization. 

Member Categories

If you have already created a profile you need to login and then select the Become a Member link. If you need additional assistance please contact techsupport@nawbo.org.

Premier Member

Member receives all communications and publications, is eligible for all discounts and benefits, and is listed in the online member directory.

Chapter membership is automatic for those whose businesses are located in a chapter area.  To qualify for membership, members must own a percentage of their company. Those outside the 45 mile radius of a chapter qualify for a NAWBO - Virtual membership.

Voting Member: Voting empowers our members to directly impact the current and future movement of the organization with policies and processes.

 PREMIER MEMBER

$55 One time initiation fee
                and only

$39.95 per month or $359.40 if paid in one payment

 

Affinity Partner Benefits
  • PerkSpot program offers significant savings with a  robust menu of  over  500 different merchants
  • Discount on Dell products
  • Discounts provided by UPS
  • Enterprise Software and Professional Services offered by the One Page Business Plan a tool used for precise business planning
  • Opportunity to submit content for publication in the  NAWBO ONE for Women Business Leaders e-publication
  • Early Bird Discount to NAWBO National events
  • Access to eLearning Series that provides business solutions to build better business leaders
  • Special tools provided by Constant Contact
  • Early Bird Discount to NAWBO National events
  • Learn from the Resource Center & NAWBO Institute. Featuring cutting-edge business information on the NAWBO web site
  • Eligible to participate in NAWBO Video Contests

Introductory Member

Member receives all communications and publications, is eligible for limited discounts and benefits, and is listed in the online member directory. Chapter membership is automatic for those whose businesses are located in a chapter area. Those outside the 45 mile radius of a chapter qualify for  NAWBO - Virtual.

Non-Voting Member

 INTRODUCTORY MEMBER

$55 One time initiation fee
                and only

 $29.95 per month or $239.40 if paid in one payment

 

Affinity Partner Benefits
  • Special tools provided by Constant Contact
  • Discounts provided by UPS
  • Wyndham  save up to 20% off the Best Available Rate, with easy booking online or via our special member benefits hotline
  • Early Bird Discount to NAWBO National events
  • Access to eLearning Series providing business solutions to help become a better business leader
  • Learn from the Resource Center & NAWBO Institute. Featuring cutting-edge business information on the NAWBO web site
  • Eligible to participate in NAWBO Video Contests

Supporting Member

An Individual or Non-Profit Organization who subscribes to the objectives of NAWBO and wishes to lend support to NAWBO through membership. This category of membership includes limited discounts and is listed in the online member directory.

The individual does not need to be a women business owner.

Non-Voting Member

 SUPPORTING MEMBER

$55 One time initiation fee
                and only

$39.95 per month or $359.40 if paid in one payment

 

Affinity Partner Benefits
  • Special tools provided by Constant Contact
  • Discounts provided by UPS
  • Wyndham  save up to 20% off the Best Available Rate, with easy booking online or via our special member benefits hotline
  • Access to eLearning Series providing business solutions to help become a better business leader

Retired Member

A regular voting category, member receives all communications and publications, is eligible for all discounts and benefits, and is listed in the online member directory.

Chapter membership is automatic for those whose businesses are located in a chapter area those outside the 45 mile radius of a chapter qualify for Virtual membership. To qualify for membership you must be a member in good standing for the last 5 years.

Voting Member: Voting empowers our members to directly impact the current and future movement of the organization with policies and processes.

 RETIRED MEMBER

$9.95 per month

 

Affinity Partner Benefits
  • Special tools provided by Constant Contact
  • Discounts provided by UPS
  • Access to eLearning Series providing business solutions to help become a better business leader
  • Learn from the Resource Center & NAWBO Institute. Featuring cutting-edge business information on the NAWBO web site
  • Eligible to participate in NAWBO Video Contests
  • Early Bird Discount to NAWBO National events
 

Student member

A non-voting category member receives all communications and publications, is eligible for limited discounts and benefits, and is listed in the online member directory.

Must be enrolled in an entrepreneurial program and submit proof of enrollment by fax to 202-403-3788 or upload as a document to your customer record.

Non-Voting Member

 STUDENT MEMBER

$25.00 One time initiation fee

$9.95 per month

 

Affinity Partner Benefits
  • Special tools provided by Constant Contact
  • Discounts provided by UPS
  • Learn from the Resource Center & NAWBO Institute. Featuring cutting-edge business information on the NAWBO web site
  • Early Bird Discount to NAWBO National events
  • Access to eLearning Series that provides business solutions to build better business leaders
  • Eligible to participate in NAWBO Video Contests

Membership Dues

 

NAWBO membership is open to sole proprietors, partners and corporate owners with day-to-day management responsibility.  Membership is recorded in the name of the individual, not the organization. Membership dues are nonrefundable.

Dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for Federal Income Tax purposes.  In compliance with Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, it is estimated that 6% of the membership dues is non-deductible as a business expense.

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