Membership in e-BlackWomenNetwork is suspended until Monday, April 8, 2013 at which time our new membership program will be unveiled!
Since our inception in 2008, a free membership was offered but free membership is no longer available. Here's why:
I have discovered that free memberships are not really beneficial to the women that e-BlackWomenNetwork was created to serve. When people don't invest anything, they don't feel any connection or ownership to it. A lot of women have joined and after joining never logged in again. They created a profile and that was it; they didn't log back in to collect the valuable tools and information that has been prepared for them.
We are at a point in our economy in America that it is time for women, and especially women of color to get serious about our businesses. This includes me.
Therefore, starting April 8, 2013, to join e-BlackWomenNetwork, an small investment will be required and in return you will receive greatly improved services that will either give you the tools you need to start your business or to grow your business. These services are ones I have identified by talking with women, receiving email from women and by listening to questions asked by women during our teleseminars.
If you joined e-BlackWomenNetwork under the free membership program, your membership will automatically transition to the paid membership for one full year. After the first year, you will be invoiced for an annual membership and if we have proven that e-BlackWomenNetwork is a sound investment, you will renew your membership. If you feel that e-BlackWomenNetwork is not a sound investment, you will not renew your membership and your membership will be terminated.
For those who joined as an in-person or online membership, you will not be billed during the next billing cycle and also won't be billed for a full year. Again, after that year you can decide if you would like to remain a member of this community.
Does that sound fair? I think so.
Please know that I am always thinking about what I can do to better serve Black business women and women in general and this change is a part of my quest to make myself a better person and business woman and to serve you better.
Be blessed and prosperous,
Carmin Wharton, Founder, e-BlackWomenNetwork
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