FEATURES & BENEFITS OF BECOMING A MEMBER
1. Business events
Our business events are always varied, and tackle topical issues. Presented by leading local and national business experts, they are sure to have a positive affect on your own business fortunes.
2. Social events
It’s not all work, work, work. Our members will be seen at fantastic events as part of County Business Clubs social calendar. Ascot, Glorious Goodwood and local events at our own members’ venues will make for a great chance to meet like minded people and take time out from your busy schedules to relax.
3. Online events
We cant be everywhere at once, and our state of the art webinar software means that members can engage with their audience in a much more professional manner as well as enjoy a greater experience from webinars provided by the other members.
4. Online platform
We are revamping our existing website to include, new proprietary community software offering forums, links to relevant business associates, events, surveys, competitions, online courses built with our members, a marketplace just for our members to buy and sell anything with great discounts, and of course, great premium business content.
5. Flexible membership options
Whether you are a corporate member or an individual we have 7 different ways for you to join so that you can get the best fit membership for you. No lock ins – come and go as you please.
6. Members-only marketplace
Our market place is there to help our members sell and help our members buy. Highly competitive listing fees and members-only offers being mandatory means everyone wins – but discounts are only for paid memberships. By using the market place should therefore pay for your membership.
7. Premium content
Not only do you get up to date informative, content in our magazine The Sussex Business Times, but we also will be releasing market research reports and other forms of premium content to keep your business growing.
8. The Sussex Business Times delivered direct to your door, as well as online
Not everybody loves a mobile screen to read the news. To make life easy for you we post your copy of The Sussex Business Times directly to your door.
9. Live news feed
With our online platform you have access to your own PR machine, with a live news feed that you can announce company news on . This is free to our members.
10. Ability to host and sell courses
Work with us and get your thought leadership into the marketplace and make a profit while doing it. We can build courses with your expertise and sell them on the platform.
11. State of the art webinar technology
Our webinar platform isn’t like anything you have seen. It’s more like a news studio than typical webinar. Increase your engagement with your own online business events and be more engaged with interesting panels, debates and educational webinars covering the latest business issues.
12. Marketing programmes directly reaching other members
For those members that have opted to hear about events in your industry we can put together eye catching email campaigns that directly reach them. Highly competitive pricing and marketing expertise mean that we are likely a better option than you doing it in house.
13. Populate your profile and tailor the experience
Let us know how you wanted to be contacted, products you want to buy, content you want to receive and events you want to go to. We are launching a completely interactive platform where you can create your own experience that is relevant specifically to you. You can even vote on what topics you want us to write about. There is no need to waste your time reading anything not relevant to your specific interests with County Business Clubs.
14. Searchable content library, past issues and webinars etc.
As you can well appreciate – as a business publisher our content library just gets bigger and bigger. but in-depth search functionality means quality content is only a few key strokes away.
15. Loyalty programmes – the more use us the more you get.
We want you to do well and for us to be an instrumental part of your armoury. We also reward those of you who use our platform and get the most out of it. Every interaction you make with us earns points that translate into monthly rewards and for the most engaged members our coveted invite only VIP membership.
16. Free trial offer
Want to try us out first? No problem. Until July 1st 2020 we are giving our premium membership away. No credit card needed just give us a try and see if the region’s premium business platform is right for you. We will always have a free membership as well, for those that don’t want all the great functions that Premium membership offers.
17. Great referral programme
Our referral programme is generous enough that it should mean you don’t have to pay anything for your own membership. By building the County Business Club movement together we are helping everyone individually as well as the local businesses around us all that we all depend on.