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Small businesses require strong representation at all levels of Government, as well as to other organisations whose policies and actions affect small businesses. At the Council of Small Business, our strength is in our numbers. The more organisations and individual business owners that are working together to promote the interests of small business, the better chance we’ll have of solidifying the position of small business to influence public and commercial policies.

 

So, whether it is input on legislation or regulations, influence on policy decisions, attendance at committees and meetings at the highest levels, or having a potent voice in the media – COSBOA does it all. What’s more, we’ll keep you updated on the latest developments that will affect your business through our e-newsletter.

 

The membership levels are:

 

 

Council Member

 

This category is the highest level of membership within COSBOA. These organisations will be state or national bodies whose membership is made up of small businesses.

 

Entitlements:

 

  • One voting delegate to the COSBOA Council, from which Board members are elected and where policy and small business issues are considered regularly

  • May hold one out of nine directorships including three executive roles

  • Ability to pass on all member benefits to its members, including discounts to events

  • Represent the interests of small businesses on consultative committees through organisations like the Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Banking Association, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, the Department of Defence, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and many others;

  • Access the latest information and announcements affecting business

  • Exclusive offers and small business discounts from our partners

  • Regular e-newsletter with the latest information and news for small businesses

  • Quarterly face to face networking meetings with guest speakers and presentations

  • Engage with and access the highest levels of Government

  • Influence policy affecting small businesses in Australia

  • Be involved in small business events like the National Small Business Summit

  • Meet like-minded people from around Australia.

 

 

Affiliate Member

 

This class of Membership is open to all organisations (at the discretion of the Board) who are either Corporate entities,
(with more than 20 employees or AUS$5million T/O) Educational Institutions or Government Departments who deal with Small Business in any industry but do not ‘represent’ them in an advocacy role.

 

Affiliate members of COSBOA are entitled to:

 

  • Quarterly face to face networking meetings with guest speakers and presentations

  • Exclusive offers and small business discounts from COSBOA Sponsoring Partners

  • Regular e-newsletter with the latest information and news for small businesses

  • Access the latest information and announcements affecting business

  • Personal introduction by the COSBOA CEO (in a non-advocacy capacity) to the highest levels of Government for specific discussions, on request

  • Involvement with National Small Business Summit as an exhibitor or delegate at a 20%
    discount rate

  • Exclusive use of the COSBOA Council Member Logo on their website and marketing literature

  • Engage with and access the highest levels of Government

  • Influence policy affecting small businesses in Australia

  • Meet like-minded people from around Australia.