Dec 06, 2013

5 Business Benefits of Joining a Trade Association

Joining a professional, industry-specific trade association is a very wise investment in your business. At AWANE, we are committed to bringing all of our automotive, roads and fuel industry members value far beyond the membership fee.

Here are just some of the benefits that you receive when you join a trade association like AWANE:

1. Resources for Education

A trade association focused specifically on the automotive, roads and fuel industry offers one place to get industry resources and professional development materials. AWANE sorts through many online articles and trade publications and brings you the most relevant news and insights for improving your business.

2. Legislative Representation

Chances are, while you’re running your business you don’t have time (or adequate resources) to advocate for legislation on behalf of your business. Joining AWANE empowers you with representation by a group with the same interests, advocating for the automotive, roads and fuel industries. Your business succeeds when your industry succeeds.

3. Cost Savings

The larger the group in a benefit plan, the lower the premiums will be. One of the most tangible trade association benefits is saving money on insurance costs. But in joining AWANE, not only will you benefit from lower insurance and benefit premiums, you’ll be able to take advantage of deals on printing services and business forms—all the while, investing back into your industry.

4. Industry News and Research

By pooling resources, a trade association is able to investigate industry news and conduct research that members can access. AWANE stays on top of the changes in health insurance regulation and compliance, and breaks down how these changes apply specifically to your industry.

5. Network of Industry Leaders

A trade association offers valuable industry networking. It’s important to have contacts in your field and a network of leaders in businesses that are similar to yours. With the insider benefits gained in your trade association, you are set to become an industry leader yourself, thereby growing your reputation and your business.

Backed with the large existing membership base of our association, your business is more secure and you are a smarter business leader. Contact us about becoming a member and start reaping these benefits and more today!