Small business owners are always looking for a competitive edge in the marketplace. For many, trade associations may be just the ticket because they offer many benefits to their members that are not available elsewhere — and they are often free or low cost!
Trade associations (sometimes called industry trade groups, business associations or sector associations) offer businesses involved in a given industry the opportunity to interact on a various levels and to the mutual benefit of all involved parties. The organization strives to enhance the public image of a particular industry and gives its members more political clout than they could muster individually. [Read more...]