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East Texas Independent Business Alliance

Why join East Texas Independent Business Alliance?

Joining your area's Independent Business Alliance can be a smart move for your business. Because businesses that participate in this group promote each other and work together, your own business can grow and prosper quickly. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should join our East Texas Independent Business Alliance.

Gain a voice in government

East Texas Independent Business Alliance takes on the tough issues and opposes new regulations, taxes, fees, assessments and costs directed at small businesses. It also helps protect the principles of free enterprise and aids businesses in being treated fairly.

Increase your visibility in the community

As a new member of the East Texas IBA, you may be listed in the our newsletter, e-newsletter, on Facebook, Instagram and can have the opportunity to be highlighted in other publications. You also can grow your business by advertising with the East Texas IBA and sponsoring events.

Membership brings credibility to your business

You can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when you’re identified as a member of an Independent Business Alliance. If you make it known that your product or service makes great client or employee gifts, you could wind up with a very nice flow of business from your fellow members.

Promotion and publicity

With a East Texas IBA membership, you can reach potential clients through member exclusive advertising and opportunities for business-to-business advertising and publicity.

Create networking opportunities

Independent Business Alliances have numerous committees and serving on one of them provides numerous networking opportunities as well as professional leadership development. You can build your business while promoting developments of keen interest to small independent local businesses and the community at large.

Events and programs

Events and programs provide members with great opportunities to get to know new people and expand their prospect base. ETXIBA events are innovative and fun ways to help members meet potential customers, clients and vendors.

Make business contacts

The East Texas Independent Business Alliance fundamental mission is to generate more small independent business activity for the community. The East Texas IBA initiates more business-to-business commerce and more opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals than is available through most other local organizations.

Access to members-only discounts and services

Use various discount programs with your very own VIP card helps save money. For example, a member-to member, sponsor or citizen discount program will receive $10 off any item or service from the other local business which are members of the East Texas IBA. 

Acquire customer referrals

Every day, your Independent Business Alliance receives calls from individuals and businesses looking for potential vendors, and EastTexas IBA members typically recommend ETXIBA members.

Business Directory and Newsletters

Our online directory provides new member information.

Newsletters provide interesting information about operating a small independent local business, articles about whats happening nationally that effect our small businesses, a community calendar and details about up-and-coming events, among other things. 


Strengthening Independent Business        Empowering Citizens                                        Refocusing Government


Phone:    (903) 681-5185
Address: 401 South Palestine Street #164                     Athens, Texas 75751


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