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Have you read and fully understood the description of our group? Are you qualified to join? Are you an independent entrepreneur, or are you a small business owner? In which industry/industries do you work?
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What would you like to gain from the group? What can you offer to the group in return?
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How did you hear about us? Were you referred by a current member?
Do you own a small*, LOCAL company based within 50 miles of Philadelphia?
If you own a franchise, do you keep more than ~75% of the profits?
If you sell/distribute products, do at least ~25% of your supplies come from LOCAL companies?
If you sell/offer services, are at least ~25% of your clients also LOCAL?
OR, do you consider yourself to be a LOCAL entrepreneur or independent consultant?
If you're a network marketing affiliate, do you keep more than ~50% of all your sales?
If you represent another company in any capacity, do you keep more than ~50% of the profits?
If you represent another company, or if you source products from only one company, is that company also considered LOCAL?
OR, are you an investor who would like to invest in LOCAL start-ups or ventures?
OR, are you a consumer who wants to support LOCAL companies?
If you feel that you qualify for our group based on the aforementioned questions then you are welcome to join! We are a unique group of local entrepreneurs and small business owners. Most of us seek out health and wellness, and we do our best to support sustainable operations and new technologies that give back to our community. We also plan on exploring various methods of private bartering, both business-to-business and business-to-consumer.
Do you think you would fit in well with us? Join our group and come to a meetup!
Local Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners *
Freelancers & Independent Consultants
Consumers, Customers, Clients
Health & Wellness
Sustainable & Efficient Operations
To help small companies and the local economy
To make connections and build a strong community
To start a private barter network
To improve our overall quality of life
* According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)... "The most widely used, and SBA-endorsed, sizing criteria for small businesses is the following - the business must have no more than 500 employees for most manufacturing and mining industries, and no more than $7 million in average annual receipts for most non-manufacturing industries." (Source: SBA website)
** You don't have to work in any of these areas. These are just recommendations, not requirements.