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Membership Levels

At-Large Member (Voting Member)

  • Business and residence are located outside of a Chapter’s organization territory (45 mile radius)
  • Individual, partner or stockholder who exercises the power to make policy decisions and is actively involved in the day-to-day management of the firm
  • Subscribes to the mission and vision of NAWBO
  • Files a schedule C or F, receives IRS Tax Form 1099 from client(s), or files corporate or partnership tax returns
  • Maintains an office (including home offices) or a business facility

Established Business Owner (Voting Member)
  • Owns an equity interest and actively participates in a business as a sole proprietor, an active partner of a partnership or active member of a limited liability company, an independent contractor, or a 5% or greater shareholder in a corporation
  • Subscribes to the mission and vision of NAWBO
  • Files a schedule C or F, receives IRS Tax Form 1099 from client(s), or files corporate or partnership tax returns
  • Maintains an office (including home offices) or a business facility
  • Is involved in the policy-making process and overall day-to-day management of the business
  • Has been a business owner for more than two (2) years

Emerging Business Owner
(Non-Voting Member)
  • A first time business owner with a new business less than two (2) years old, or who has not yet started her business

Sustaining Member (Voting Member)
  • Owns an equity interest and actively participates in a business as a sole proprietor, an active partner of a partnership or active member of a limited liability company, an independent contractor, or a 5% or greater shareholder in a corporation
  • Subscribes to the mission and vision of NAWBO
  • Files a schedule C or F, receives IRS Tax Form 1099 from client(s), or files corporate or partnership tax returns
  • Maintains an office (including home offices) or a business facility
  • Is involved in the policy-making process and overall day-to-day management of the business
  • Has been a business owner for more than two (2) years
  • Wishes to support the organization in a larger monetary way
Supporting Member (Non-Voting Member)
  • A non-business owner who subscribes to the objectives of NAWBO and wish to lend support to NAWBO through membership
  • Only paper applications are accepted for Supporting Membership and require chapter approval for acceptance; contact your local chapter to apply as a Supporting Member
  • This category is not available through the online application

Student Member (Non-Voting Member)
  • An individual who is registered full time at a school or university who subscribes to the objectives of NAWBO and intends to start a business
  • Proof of full-time student status is required
  • Only paper applications with proof of full-time status are accepted for Student Membership
  • This category is not available through the online application
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