Who can join?
If you run a business based either in Wynnum or in surrounding suburbs, you are eligible to join Wynnum Business.
How do I join?
Joining Wynnum Business is straightforward. Membership is month-to-month after the first three months of membership (no annual renewals) and you cancel whenever you like after month 3. You may pay your membership fees whichever way is convenient for you, however we encourage you to pay either via a monthly credit card payment or via Direct Debit as we give a discount to Members using either of these methods (it just minimises our paperwork!).
Why should I join?
1. Visible – and real – involvement in the local community
2. Effective promotion channel to local consumers
3. Inclusion in a local easy-to-use online business directory
4. Business education/training
5. Regular networking opportunities that work
6. A strong voice to all levels of government
7. Regular consultation with members via online polls and surveys
8. Easy in, easy out – no annual fee, just a simple month to month payment
1) Visible – and real – involvement in the local community
Wynnum Business, in conjunction with WynnumCentral and other local groups, will hold regular community events and promotions aimed at the local community.
2) Effective promotion channel to local consumers
Associated entity WynnumCentral already provides a news and information service to local residents via its website, email updates and social media pages. Over 2,000 locals subscribe to its email update ENEWS and anything up to 7,000 people visit and read news on the website every month. All Wynnum Business members are acknowledged on the site as supporters and are profiled in the news section with at least one article per year (more promotional opportunities are available to Wynnum Business members at different membership levels).
3) Inclusion in a local easy-to-use online business directory
Wynnum Business members are automatically included in a business directory on WynnumCentral and one on this site. Members are also listed on the business directory on the WynnumCentral mobile app.
4) Business education
Thanks to an arrangement with the Greater Brisbane Small Business Advisory Service (GBSBAS), a federally funded business training organisation, members with less than 20 full time equivalent staff have access to heavily discounted small business advice and training in a range of fields. Wynnum Business will also have other regular business education opportunities through the year.
5) Regular networking opportunities that work
Every month there will be networking meetings in the morning (7am-8am) and in the evening (6pm-8pm). The meetings will run to a fixed schedule and in a way that maximises networking opportunities. Participation will be subject only to a nominal booking fee for members – this is normally a 75% discount on the standard ticket price. Wynnum Business of course also welcomes non-members who would like to come along to its events! More information below.
6) A strong voice to all levels of government
Wynnum Business engages with government at local, state and national level to make sure that the views and wishes of members are made known to government and local representatives.
7) Regular consultation with members via online polls and surveys
Wynnum Business canvasses the opinions and views of members on a regular basis via online polls and surveys. Results are shared with the local population, the media and government.
8) Easy in, easy out – no annual fee, just a simple month to month payment
Fees start at $25 inc GST per month for SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) membership if paid via credit card or via direct debit. Membership can be cancelled at any time after the first three months of membership. See the table below to work out the best membership level for your business.
All members in addition receive small window and countertop stickers and a membership card.
Please check the notes below for more information on membership benefits.
To qualify for SOHO (Small Office Home Office) Membership a business must be owner-operated only (ie no other employees) and must not operate from commercial premises.
Wynnum Business is offering Founder Member rates for the first 100 Members who join via Credit Card/Direct Debit as follows…
|SOHO Membership (Founder Rate)||$20.00 per month|
|Standard Membership (Founder Rate)||$40.00 per month|
|Silver Membership (Founder Rate)||$80.00 per month|
|Gold Membership (Founder Rate)||$160.00 per month|
WynnumCentral has run various promotions to support its members, for example WynnumCentral shopping vouchers, treasure hunts, street events such as the markets, and a current in-app promotion (eCoin Rewards). See below for a listing of proposed promotions this year.
These are news items on the WynnumCentral website. These stories are also sent via email to subscribers (via ENEWS) and shared on the WynnumCentral Facebook page. Members are given the option of approving the article before publication.
Listing on print collateral
From time to time WynnumCentral/Wynnum Business runs events/promotions and produces printed material about these. Members at Standard+ and above are listed on printed material.
This is a separate email sent to subscribers and marked as a sponsor promotion (ie advertisement) on behalf of the member.
This refers to the banner spots at the side and the top of every page on the WynnumCentral website.
Wynnum TV (launching 2017)
WynnumCentral will be starting ‘TV news’ style video coverage of news, local business and events shortly. Silver members and above are included in this project.
Any events member organisations are holding can be listed on the events page on WynnumCentral website and on social media.
Ad Hoc editorial coverage
At the discretion of the editorial team, other editorial coverage of special events/promotions of individual members can be covered in the news section on the WynnumCentral site.
Where WynnumCentral/Wynnum Business organises events (eg business exhibitions/markets/other events), members can take spots/stalls/tables etc at a discounted rate.
Social media support
WynnumCentral has an active Facebook page, as well as Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram accounts. Wynnum Business has a Facebook page and will also have a Facebook group and will set up a LinkedIn page. Members will receive active mentions on social media platforms where they are active (ie post sharing, retweeting etc).
Industry specific publishing
WynnumCentral has run a property/real estate section (Property of the Week) and will also run other industry specific features in the future. This type of support is available to Gold level members.
Attendance at business events is at a 75% discount for Members. SOHO membership allows one person from the organisation to attend, Standard membership allows two, Silver three and Gold five people at member rates.
This is via the Federal Government funded Small Business Advisory Service, operated in Brisbane by GBSBAS. A maximum of 5 hours of advice/training per eligible person at an eligible organisation (ie less than 20 FTE equivalent staff). The first session is free of charge, thereafter $5 per hour session for members ($20 for non-members).
Membership is subject to our Membership Terms & Conditions.