Running an independent business is complicated. You have a lot to do on a daily basis just to keep things humming along; growing your success will require even more focus and effort. Sure, you can go it alone, but consider what you could accomplish with a bit of extra help.
Partnering with an established organization that can guide, support, and foster growth in your small business can be a game-changer. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is the country’s largest non-profit small business organization that checks all the boxes: from advocacy and networking to resources and savings, you might be surprised at how a CFIB membership can take your business to the next level.
A powerful voice for your business
Do you know where or how to take your concerns to the people in charge? Even if you do know who to go to, it can be near impossible to cut through the noise. That’s when you need a louder voice on your side.
CFIB started with one brave and successful act of advocacy, in response to the government-proposed 50% tax rate for Canadian small businesses way back in 1969. The fledgling federation won that battle, and since then, CFIB has become a champion for independent businesses, taking their concerns about regulatory burden to elected officials at every level.
Couldn’t your business use a tenacious, knowledgeable ally with a great track record when it comes to taxes and bureaucratic red tape?
Resources that will really make a difference
Your work is only as good as your tools – and there’s always room for a great new tool. Many business owners don’t have the time to poke around the Internet, resource libraries, or networking events for the latest and greatest business info. That’s why a centralized bank of tools and resources can be such an important – yet often overlooked – source of training and support.
Which resources matter most to small business owners? Many point to industry associations, your chamber of commerce, and other local business owners. CFIB wraps a lot of related content and connections into one website: here you’ll find up-to-date business news, free webinars, insights on important trends, and practical templates and guides to keep your business one step ahead. There are even on-call business counsellors at the ready, in case a situation calls for more than a helpful article.
Savings, benefits, and other pleasant bonuses
One of the best things about any membership is the exclusive benefits it affords its members. You’ll want useful discounts and services that can actually help you run your business more successfully and protect your bottom line. Here, CFIB doesn’t disappoint – they have a network of rewarding partnerships, largely because of their tremendous negotiating power.
Everything from financial and insurance services to marketing and HR support is on offer, so any member is bound to find a feature that speaks to their specific business challenges. If you take advantage of the range of available deals, you could save over $5000 a year on business services and products!
You can join the 110,000 CFIB members today – it’s quick, easy, and affordable. Click here to get started.