Joining a restaurant association isn’t just for large franchises and multi-million-dollar companies – it’s for everyone.
Groups are strong. They give you power you wouldn’t have on an individual basis.
Many restaurants don’t take advantage of the opportunity to be a part of an association and this means they’re missing out – big time.
4 Ways a Restaurant Association Can Help You Succeed
The benefits of joining an association are far reaching: there’s no way to fit them all in a simple blog post. Nonetheless, here are some of the most impactful ways joining an association can upgrade your business – no matter what size.
1. Effective Political Power in Your Favor
When you join an association, you get strong and powerful representation in government: you get a voice.
How? Your association will lobby government officials on your behalf. They have the knowledge and experience to make change.
The New Mexico Restaurant Association, for example, has an entire team of professional lobbyists working for people like you. Legislators and regulators consistently reach out to us so you know you’re in good hands.
2. Stay Up-to-Date on Important Industry News and Changes
As a restaurant owner, you know the industry is dynamic by nature. It’s difficult to stay up-to-date on important changes and crucial information.
How will updates to minimum wage affect your restaurant? Is there a change to food safety laws you should know about? What’s the latest on tip-pooling?
An association can help with this. When laws change or events happen that impact your day-to-day or bottom line, you’ll know about it immediately.
3. Who Doesn’t Love Group Discounts?
This is a favorite perk among members of the NMRA and it’s easy to see why. Joining an association gives you special access to group discounts and lower rates you can’t get on your own for things like:
- Workers compensation insurance
- Music licensing
- Natural gas
- Credit card processing
- Point of Sale Systems
- Health and business insurance
4. Affordable Education and Training to Grow Your Business
As an association member, you also get outstanding discount opportunities for training and educational resources. Sure, this could have fit in the category above. But since this factor is so crucial to growing your business, it truly deserved its own category here.
ServSafe food-safety? Check.
State recognized alcohol certification? Check.
Online state-approved alcohol training? Check.
With discounted training and industry-specific education, you can stay one step ahead of the competition.
Join New Mexico Restaurant Association Today
NMRA is your ultimate solution to help cement your place as a successful restaurant in New Mexico. If at any time you’re unhappy with your membership you can cancel with absolutely no financial obligation. Contact us today to learn more about specific benefits, become a member now, or call 505-343-9848.