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Why join business associations?
The first port of call for many businesses is to join business association, membership of a professional organisation could be prerequisite for their sector, often it can be simply that the business owners see the association as an opportunity to 'network'.
Over the last decade there has been an ever increasing number of new business associations setting up. For 'startups' there are considerable benefits to belonging to a association, membership can provide confidence to customer base, many associations will offer packages with membership, such as legal advice, training programmes, seminars, conferences, and, discounted commercial insurance for example.
Also some associations will give you the membership lists, having this list of business contacts gives you the advantage of being able to send letter, or email introducing your business, perhaps offering to subcontract to established companies in your area.
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