Benefits

Member Benefits

Have you ever heard the catch phrase:
"Membership has its privileges?"

Same principle here as well.
What are the best top 10 benefits of being a part of WBON Lorain (Women Business Owners Network of Lorain County Ohio)?

Answers:

1) Limitless connections within the county - referrals from KNOWN sources within the group

2) speaker presentations on a variety of subject matter

3) chance to improve your own public image

4) shared knowledge of our women in business for themselves

5) Receive communications from members on all areas of interest

6) safe and trusted environment to raise questions

7) Learn from other's life experiences

8) Broaden your base of professional partners

9) Grow and thereby grow your business

10) Friendships that mean everything!

What are the other BENEFITS of being a part of WBON LORAIN?

In addition to the top 10 listed above,

11)  referrals from KNOWN sources within the group

12)  Volunteerism benefits your business!

13)  Accountability partners

14)  During our networking meetings our guests & newest attendees get to share FIRST.

15)  Each new attendee receives 3-5 minutes to introduce themselves to the group

16)  Each new attendee shares how they heard about WBON Lorain

17)  Each new attendee shares about their business & their current promotions

18)  Listed on WBON LORAIN LinkedIn group / page

19)  Listed on the WBON LORAIN Facebook page!

20)  Listed on the WBON LORAIN website!

During our networking meetings our guests and newest attendees get to share FIRST.

  •         Each new attendee receives 3-5 minutes to introduce themselves to the group
  •         Each new attendee shares how they heard about WBON Lorain
  •         Each new attendee shares about their business, etc
After the guests and newest attendees have shared, the attendees who have been to WBON Lorain Meetings before give a 30-second "elevator speech" commercial for their business.

Example(s):

  • Pretend in your mind that you a riding an elevator and on the way "up" or "down" you overhear a conversation where there is a person riding the elevator with you who NEEDS the product / service you have.
  • By the the time you reach the floor where that person gets off, you should have told them about yourself, your business, and handed them a business card.   
  • Same principle applies here. (Each of our members are still changing theirs - so we're not perfect - we help each other!)
Ideas you can speak about during your business' 15 minutes of fame:                                                         
  • Occupation / Business Name
  • Business History and how you started in business
  • What does your business do?
  • Specials, Promos, up-coming events
  • Your hobbies (sometimes people remember someone more when there is a special common interest)
After all the business representatives have spoken we share any SPECIALS & Promotions we have going on at the time.

Examples:
  • Previously, WBON Lorain decorated a window in downtown Lorain Ohio.  We did this in the years of Light Up Lorain (2012, 2013, 2014) & Lorain Waterfront Winterfest Festival (2015 & 2016).
  • The downtown window talked about our group & and the different associations & organizations we are passionate about. If you were a part of WBON Lorain from 2012 - 2016 your business & our group received some "attention".
  •  You never know where WBON Lorain may appear, a representative could be attending a venue near you! We can be found attending a craft shows, County Fair, or Festival near you!
  • We do Public Relations all year around at different venues.  Your business card will be on 1 of 2 magnetic boards.  This magnetic public relations board states you & your business is a volunteer member of Women Business Owners Network of Lorain County, Ohio.
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