Association for Entrepreneurship

Success by Association

The Association for Entrepreneurship USA (AFEUSA) serves as a trade association for entrepreneurs, micro entrepreneurs, and gig workers across all 50 states. We provide education, resources, and networking to this growing community. By becoming a member of AFEUSA you gain greater purchasing power. We make it possible for today’s entrepreneur to gain the competitive edge needed to compete in today’s economy.

Membership Options

The Purpose of AFEUSA


Continuous education is important for every entrepreneur from the newest independent contractor or gig worker to the more traditional entrepreneur. AFEUSA provides a multitude of educational opportunities. We will keep you informed through our monthly newsletter, free articles that are developed especially for our membership as well as articles we select that you may have missed that were featured in news outlets, magazines, podcasts, and journals. Members also receive discounted access to outstanding business consultants.


AFEUSA has negotiated a variety of both business and lifestyle benefits for its members. Our members gain access to group rates on the most unique offering of products covering all the area’s most important to you and your family as you pursue more entrepreneurial activity. Our low monthly membership fee is intentionally affordable to the newest and more experienced entrepreneur. Our commitment at AFEUSA is to provide the most comprehensive safety-net of resources needed by gig economy workers and the new breed of independent contractor/micro entrepreneur.


Networking if often thought of as a “personal” connection or interaction with another person or a group of persons. AFEUSA Members are connected via online opportunities to share experiences and/or connect with others who may have experienced what you are contemplating. Success stories are educational and motivational, and we do a lot online.
Our online social community of AFEUSA members will connect you with others, who like you, are taking steps to maximize their underutilized assets.

Member Benefits & Discounts For Every Entrepreneur

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AFEUSA provides its members with discounts for various services that can benefit startups, self-employed individuals, gig workers, and small businesses alike. These discounts can help you save money on essential services such as marketing, accounting, and legal services. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an established business owner, AFEUSA has created a large portfolio of products and services to support your business needs.

Allstate Benefits
The Standard
Delta Dental
VSP Vision Services Plan
Crumb & Foster
Office Depot, OfficeMax
ACI Specialty Benefits
Tickets for Less
AVIS, Budget

Plus many more!

Member Resources

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Our members receive access to our complete library which is expanding continuously. We identify the Books, Podcasts and Video that matter most to new and established entrepreneurs. Our selections save you the time you would spend searching for such content. This is a very valuable component of membership. Some of the Books, Podcasts or Video will inform, motivate, and inspire you to help you achieve your goals to maximize your efforts and potential.

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Monthly Newsletters

AFEUSA members receive our monthly newsletter. Our writers and aggregators look for the most recent information that may impact your outlook on your business to always support you in maximizing your potential. The format is in an easy to read and share format. Download articles and keep them for reference. The newsletter alone is worth the membership but there is so much more in our resources section.

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Discussion Forum/Community

AFEUSA members are eligible to join our social community. The AFEUSA group talks about what you want to talk about. Enjoy reading and listening to others and share with others what you are doing. Our goal is to build a community of micro entrepreneurs representing all states in the United States. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recognized the rapid growth of the gig economy. In a few short years, over 50% of workers are expected to be in some form of gig work/micro entrepreneurship. You will meet some of them in the AFEUSA community. Only members can particicpate but you are free to browse and read topics.

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Ultimate Gig Book

John T. Fleming and Lauren Lawley Head provide a wonderfully broad perspective on the gig economy and the evolving world of work in this Prose Award finalist book. This book provides you with insights on how and why the gig economy is considered a phenomenon. Gigs are probably much more than you ever thought. People from all walks of life are involved including professionals and non-professionals, moms, and dads, and the young and more mature from all walks of life. All are finding ways to turn assets, time, knowledge, and skills into income earning opportunities with all the flexibility and freedom desired. A must-read book!

Featured & Recent Articles

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Unveiling Latest Gig Economy Research

Anexciting synopsis of the recent research conducted by Dr. Robert A. Peterson, University of Texas and John T. Fleming, author of Ultimate Gig. Gain insights on the gig economy phenomenon, the stats, and facts. This overview is excellent reading for anyone participating in the gig economy or interested in why this new form of work and micro entrepreneurship is attracting so many people from all walks of life. Aggregated forecasts predict the gig economy will reach 100 million participants in the U.S. alone by 2027. Up to 50% of the existing workforce may also be involved in some type of gig work.

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Top Marketing Advice For Entrepreneurs

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What Is A Gig Worker?

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The rise of gig workers is changing the face of the US economy

The gig economy is growing and making an impact throughout the economy. Government data on this group of workers is elusive. The number of gig workers is growing, and their impact is being felt throughout the economy. It could even be distorting government economic data, they say.

Read about the rise of gig workers at CNN

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Gig work value is too great to rush a US overhaul

Biden’s Department of Labor proposes classifying gig workers as employees, securing benefits but risking harm to the economy. 60 million freelancers contributed $1.4 trillion to the economy in 2022. 3.4 million workers and $42.1 billion income are at stake. Flexibility is crucial for gig workers.

Read about the value of Gig work at Reuters

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