The BMA has become a division of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), giving BMA members access to several new and significant membership benefits. This union will us to expand our community and dramatically scale our operations. ANA membership currently includes 160 B-to-B marketer member companies representing 12,000 marketers. This gives the BMA a huge opportunity to extend our business marketing network.
IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the more than 780,000 franchise establishments that support nearly 8.9 million direct jobs, $890 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy and 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology and business development.
The NASE was founded in 1981 to provide day-to-day support, including direct access to experts, benefits, and consolidated buying power that traditionally had been available only to large corporations. Today the NASE represents hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and micro-businesses, and is the largest non-profit, non-partisan association of its kind in the United States." *They do have a student membership.*
Since 1982 The National Business Association has partnered with small business owners to provide the resources and benefits they need to succeed. In today's economy the NBA is the organization to look to for leadership, direction, and support with your business needs. "
"In addition to the various support programs available to NBA members, the NBA also maintains close working relationships with organizations throughout the nation that assist the Self-Employed the Small Business Community.
NFIB Is the leading advocate for small business owners. Their mission is to defend the right of small business owners to run their businesses without undue government intereference and to advance public policies that promote their success.
The Small Business Administration web site is a great resource to point people towards. In addition to business plan templates and information on financing and grants, there are also links to individual state sites and other useful sources.