FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How do I join NAWBO-Greater Raleigh?
    Simple! Click here, and you'll be taken to the National NAWBO website, where you can join quickly and easily.  

  • What are the MEMBERSHIP options?

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS:  All levels have a $100 Initiation fee. Monthly rates vary by plan. 

Premier Membership:         $39.95/month or $359.40 for a one-time annual payment (most popular)

Introductory Membership
:  $29.95/month or $$239.40 one-time annual payment

Supporting Membership:   $39.95/month or $479.40 one-time annual payment.  

A supporting member is an Individual or Non-Profit Organization who subscribes to the objectives of NAWBO and wishes to lend support to NAWBO through membership. This category of membership includes limited discounts and is listed in the online member directory. The individual does not need to be a women business owner.
 
Retired Membership:  $9.95 per month 
Members of a regular voting category, the member receives all communications and publications, is eligible for all discounts and benefits, and is listed in the online member directory. To qualify for membership you must be a member in good standing for the last 5 years. 

  • Have Membership Payment Options Changed?

Many of our members are now taking advantage of MONTHLY installment payments. You can choose to make a one-time annual payment or to break your payment into monthly installment payments. 

  • How do I update my NAWBO Profile?

In order to have your profile correct on the NAWBO Raleigh website, you need to update your information on the national site.  We download information from there a few times a month.

It's quick and easy! Simply:  
1. Log in to the member page using the login information you received from National NAWBO when you joined
2. Go to Your NAWBO
3.  At the bottom of the page, ; select “Update or Edit Biographical Information and Photo
4. Upload your headshot and give any information you would like other NAWBO members to have
5. Your information will be downloaded to our local site the next time we run an update. 

  • Who can Join NAWBO Greater Raleigh?

Our main membership categories are for women business owners. NAWBO Greater Raleigh is for: 

-Business owners seeking authentic, supportive business relationships
-Local women interested in mentorship opportunities
-Women whose businesses could benefit from support, knowledge, and resources from other women business owners

We're not a lead group (we’re about building relationships and less focused on e-mail lists), and we're not a social club (we work hard and mean business) – but of course, we have fun growing our businesses, our expertise, and our support network!  An individual who is not a business owner, or a Non-Profit Organization, who subscribes to the objectives of NAWBO and wish to lend support through membership can join as a Supporting Member.  This category of membership includes limited discounts and is listed in the member directory. 

  • What is NAWBO’s history regarding advocacy efforts?

Advocacy is in our roots. NAWBO was founded in 1975 for the purpose of advocacy because a small group of Washington, DC women business owners encountered obstacles in running and growing their businesses. At the time, there were no organizations for them to join where they could connect with other business women, share best practices and champion for policy changes to make being a business owner easier. These collaborative efforts later formed the National Women’s Business Council, which ensures women are represented and counted in government reporting efforts of business ownership.