What you need to know…
- Standard Membership is $25 per month (inc GST)
- Hit the ‘Join Now‘ button below to join using a credit card or via BPAY
- Then head over to the Member Directory and add your listing (which goes live once we’ve confirmed payment)
PS if you are a new or startup business, check the bottom of this page for details on our special rates… (some conditions apply)
We then contact you via email to confirm your membership and give you your member event discount code. That’s it!
Or… read on for more information on why you should join, who can join, and the range of membership levels.
- Why should I join?
- Who can join?
- How do I join?
- Membership Options
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 – and low cost – 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 (unless you prefer this), just a simple month-to-month payment
(and for a lot more info on planned projects and other things, check out our FAQ page)
1) Visible – and real – involvement in the local community
Wynnum Business, in conjunction with WynnumCentral and other local groups, holds 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 (~12,000 people live in Wynnum) via its website, email updates and social media pages. Over 2,800 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). In 2018 the site was upgraded to make it much easier to access and read from a mobile device.
4) Business education
Wynnum Business invites specialists and experts in various fields of business to speak at our meetings.
5) Regular networking opportunities that work
Every month (except June and December) there is at least one networking meeting – either in the morning (7am-8am) or in the evening (6pm-8pm) or over lunch (12pm-2pm). The meetings run to a fixed schedule and in a way that maximises networking opportunities. Participation is subject only to a nominal booking fee for members – this is a 50% 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 standard membership if paid via credit card or via direct debit, with silver and gold levels for larger organisations. 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 ‘Wynnum Business Member’ stickers.
Membership is subject to our Membership Terms & Conditions.
Who can join?
If you run a business based in Wynnum or in the 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, unless you prefer to join this way) and you can cancel whenever you like after month 3.
You may pay your membership fees annually if you prefer, however we strongly encourage you to pay either via a monthly credit card payment or via a monthly BPAY payment and we give a discount to Members using either of these methods (it substantially minimises our paperwork, allowing us to focus on delivering services to you).
Please check the notes below for more information on membership benefits. Check out our special rates for new and startup businesses below.
WynnumCentral has run various promotions to support its members, for example WynnumCentral shopping vouchers, treasure hunts, street events such as the markets, and in-app promotions. 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.
Listings on print collateral
From time to time WynnumCentral/Wynnum Business runs events/promotions and produces printed material about these. Members at Silver Membership level and above are listed on any 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 (currently in trial phase)
WynnumCentral is 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 the 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 and Instagram accounts. Wynnum Business has a Facebook page and a LinkedIn page. Members 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.
Business Events – attendance
Attendance at business events is at a 50% discount for Members. Standard membership allows one person from the organisation to attend, Silver membership allows three attendees and Gold four attendees at member rates.
Business Events – branding
Silver and Gold level members are recognised at all events, both mentioned by the MC and in terms of any collateral.
New/Startup Special Rates
Wynnum Business encourages and supports people setting up a new business by offering a 6 month discounted membership rate to help these businesses promote themselves into the local community and take full advantage of our membership benefits.
The special startup rate is half rate for the first 6 months of membership (normally $25 a month).
Here’s how it works…
- First 6 months @half rate ie $12.50 instead of $25 per month
- Join as a standard member and we credit $12.50 back each month for the first 6 months
To qualify startups and new businesses have to…
- Be founder/s only ie no other employees
- Be a ‘bootstrap’ startup ie no external funding/investors
- Have started in the last 3 months
Membership is subject to our Membership Terms & Conditions.