BOSTON, Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE), a 79-year old business organization, today announced it has changed its name to the New England Business Association. In so doing, the organization also reiterated its mission to focus on business growth for its members.
According to newly appointed president, Karim Hill, the new name reflects the fact that many of the association's members may no longer be defined as small businesses. "Though we have been around for some 79 years, we continually think about ways in which we can improve services to our members," said Mr. Hill. "That introspection recently brought on the realization that our membership is no longer comprised solely of small businesses. We are proud to serve some of the largest and leading employers throughout New England. Our name should reflect the scope and breadth of that diversity, and now it does."
He continued, "From a mission statement perspective, we'll remain almost myopically focused on exploring ways to help our members grow their business. To support those efforts, the tools we will offer to execute on that mission will widen." New services offered by the New England Business Association include: Access to Capital; Lines of Credit; Equity Crowd Funding; SBA 504 Loans; Mezzanine and Private Equity Funds; Website Development; Payroll Services; IT assistance; and Outsourcing CFO and Human Resource functions.
Mr. Hill concluded, "These new services will be layered on to the busy schedule of events we already host on such topics as access to capital and financing, marketing and promotion, cyber security, personnel best practices and much more. Our goal is to constantly be thinking of ways to expose our members to the entire membership network and beyond, and to ensure that anyone who should know about their business, does."
Founded in 1938, SBANE, now New England Business Association, is a private not-for-profit association of approximately 600 member companies located throughout the six-state region. SBANE was established to provide a legislative voice for small business at the state and federal levels. The association now also supports business owners to grow their companies by making practical information and networking opportunities available.
New England Business Association may be found on the web at: www.newenglandbusiness.org
SOURCE New England Business Association