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MEMBER BENEFITS

 

Excerpting from the IBANA By-laws, the purpose for which IBANA is organized and By-Laws operated is …. specifically:

  • To promote economic development and improve business conditions of independent businesses and small businesses located in North America.
  • To develop, maintain and provide resources to CEOs and owners of small and mid-sized businesses that improve management skills and leadership abilities.
  • To provide a forum to discuss issues and solutions for the betterment of the small business community.
  • To support professional development of its members.

IBANA is committed to support the professional development of IBANA members allowing them to provide exceptional support for business owners and managers. Toward that end, IBANA provides members with:

TRAINING & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Communications
  • H/R, Interpersonal Relationships
  • Pricing strategies
  • Organizational development
  • Strategic planning
  • Exit & Succession Planning
  • And more

SHARING OF SPECIFIC EXPERT KNOWLEDGE

  • Specific market trends & drivers
  • Accounting/financial tools
  • Investment Funding
  • Valuations
  • Outsourcing, partnerships & alliances, M & A
  • Fraud prevention & detection
  • Cost Segregation
  • Key employee compensation programs
  • Business insurance needed
  • Import/export
  • Franchising

COLLABORATION

  • New client engagement discussions illuminate needs for specific expertise from other members
  • Frequently, relationships or contacts from other members are needed for client expansion or merger/acquisition
  • Project/program management

ENCOURAGEMENT & INSPIRATION

  • Social events furthering comradery
  • Commiserating/collaboration
  • Lost business analysis & feedback
  • Economic trends and outlook
  • New marketing techniques that are working for other members

REGIONAL & NATIONAL EVENT INFORMATION

  • IBANA training meetings
  • Networking meetings
  • Venture/funding meetings
  • Technical meetings
  • Major events
  • Specific market meetings

NEW BUSINESS MODELS & OPPORTUNITIES

  • Franchising
  • Loose Alliances
  • Consortiums

UPDATES ON LATEST LAWS & REGULATIONS

  • IP protection
  • Copywrite laws
  • H/R
  • Healthcare
  • Fraud
  • FACTA, HIPPA
  • SEC laws
  • Cost Segregation
  • Franchising
  • Import/export