Benefits of HBBA Membership
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Frequently Asked Questions
HBBA stands for Helping Businesses Build Assets. We’re a Wisconsin-based business networking association that lets members share ideas, advice, contacts, and referrals with other professionals in a structured environment.
Any professional who does business in Wisconsin and wants to grow their business through word-of-mouth marketing and referrals can join HBBA. HBBA encourages diversity, so professionals from all industries are welcome.
HBBA members have the opportunity to make new business connections, build lasting relationships, gain quality business referrals, and obtain powerful business advice from other professionals.
We recommend that you start by finding a local HBBA chapter and attending a chapter meeting as a guest. If you decide that the chapter is a good fit, you can apply for membership through our website or contact the Membership Director of the chapter you’re interested in joining to request an application.
HBBA requires an annual membership fee that varies by chapter. Some chapters may charge an additional amount in order to fund chapter-specific activities. In order to get the most accurate estimation of your specific membership costs, it’s best to check with your local chapter.
Generally, HBBA allows membership in only one chapter at a time in order to avoid conflicts of interest and encourage commitment to the specific chapter
Of course. You’re welcome to attend a chapter meeting as a guest in order to see how the group operates and find out if it’s a good fit for your business. Simply fill out this form and the Membership Director of the chapter you’re interested in joining will follow up with you to make arrangements.
Because we give each chapter the flexibility to shape their chapter meetings according to member preferences, meeting frequency and length varies from chapter to chapter. However, chapters typically meet once or twice a month for an hour to an hour and a half.
Because we give each chapter the freedom to structure their meetings in a way that best suits their business needs and interests, meetings may be organized very differently from chapter to chapter. That being said, there are some common practices, including scheduling time for members and guests to briefly introduce themselves and their businesses, as well as providing additional networking opportunities before and after each meeting.
In order to maximize the benefits of HBBA membership, we recommend that you:
- regularly attend chapter meetings and other networking events hosted by HBBA;
- actively contribute to discussions, sharing your knowledge and seeking advice from others;
- engage with fellow members to exchange ideas and establish meaningful business connections; and
- be proactive referring business to fellow members while actively seeking referrals for your own services.