Association for Entrepreneurship

Success by Association

The Association for Entrepreneurship USA (AFE) 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 AFE 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 AFE

Education

Continuous education is important for every entrepreneur from the newest independent contractor or gig worker to the more traditional entrepreneur. AFE 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.

Resources

AFE 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 AFE 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

Networking is often thought of as a “personal” connection or interaction with another person or a group of persons. AFE 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 AFE members will connect you with others, who like you, are taking steps to maximize their underutilized assets.

Group Plans for Every Micro Entrepreneur

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AFE 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, AFE has created a large portfolio of products and services to support your business needs.

Allstate Benefits
Axis
Crumb & Foster
Chubb
Delta Dental
Equitable
MetLife
Prudential
The Standard
Travelers
VSP Vision Services Plan
Zurich
Hooray Health
Careington
The Hartford
United Concordia Dental
ACI Specialty Benefits
Tickets for Less
GoDaddy
costco

Plus many more!

Group Discounts on Health Benefits

AFE members can enjoy the convenience and security of our plans, which are guaranteed issue. This means you don’t have to go through any hassle or risk of being denied coverage. Benefits are very important and time-saving for everyone, especially in times of need. You don’t have to waste time or money on exams, medical records, or questions that may delay or prevent you from getting the protection you deserve.

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Life Insurance

Providing financial security for your family. $10,000 or $75,000 options are available.

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Urgent Care Coverage

Over 4,200 locations available nationwide with Hooray Health.

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My Primary Care

Access to affordable care and prescriptions.

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Critical Illness Insurance

Lump sum benefit in case of cancer, heart issues, or stroke.

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Hospital Indemnity

Covering out-of-pocket costs associated with a hospital visit.

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Hospital Indemnity (65+)

Covering out-of-pocket hospital costs for seniors.

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Accident Disability Income

When accidents happen, the second accident is when your income stops.

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Accident Medical Expense

Benefits to help with out-of-pocket costs in case of an accident.

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Dental Plans

These great plans are sure to put a smile on your face.

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Vision Plan

See your way to a brighter future with healthy eyes and limit your out-of-pocket costs.

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401(k)

An “Owner’s 401K” combines the benefits of a profit-sharing plan and a traditional 401(k) without costly setup charges.

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Lifetime Benefit Term

Offers lifetime coverage with Long-Term Care Benefits included.

Member Resources

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Recommended Resources

Our members receive access to our complete library of recommended resources which is expanding continuously. We identify theResources, 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 resources will inform, motivate, and inspire you to help you achieve your goals to maximize your efforts and potential.

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Discussion Forum/Community

AFE members are eligible to join our social community. The AFE 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 AFE community. Only members can particicpate but you are free to browse and read topics.

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Monthly Newsletters

AFE 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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Featured:
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!

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Are you ready to expand your entrepreneurial skills? You don't have to do it alone. Join AFE now to receive all the benefits of our health plans, group discounts, informative articles, and more.