Businesses come to the OFC for enhanced exposure and increased networking opportunities. They also receive sales and marketing coaching services to help them to increase sales and revenues (cost of Business Coaching Services are partially absorbed by the OFC, depending on the services required). Our Business Members always provide great customer service and product quality. They have long-term visions for their businesses which enable them to provide jobs for our youth and future generations. In addition, they see the value of supporting community through providing sponsorship, internship and employment opportunities.
The benefits of being an OFC Business member include all of the benefits of our Core Membership, along with these additional benefits:
Free listing on our mobile friendly website: www.theofc.org Discounted advertising and vendor kiosks through BottinHaitien: http://bottinhaitien.com/ Business support and counselling (business advising through referrals to other professionals, business plan templates and marketing) Discounted business marketing tools such as, business cards, graphic work, website, apps etc. Access, with permission from administrator, to post without charge on the OFC Community group on Facebook (2000+ members) Increase “Like” campaign on facebook Discounted advertising for OFC supported events
Access to media affiliated with the OFC such as, CKUT, Community Contact, and NUWLA Blog Access to short term business loans (Must be a member for at least 12 months. Members in need of financial assistance are given funds as long as funds are available) Access to promotion outlets and product placement at recognized OFC locations (Members are encouraged to advertise each other's products at their stores and/or office locations) Access to group purchasing, as well as bulk-purchase discounts (eg. Hair salon owners coming together to purchase products they all use in bulk to lower their costs) Promotion through the OFC mailing list (10,000+ subscribers)
The Business membership is $162.00/Year or $15.00/Month and you must add Initial contribution.