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Why do you spell UnitedSucces with only one ‘s’ at the end? Is this a mistake?This has been done deliberately – UnitedSucces is an on-line resource for entrepreneurs and as such the ‘.com’ address is vital. The United Success.com address was already reserved when we applied for our URL and therefore we decided that we would spell our name differently. We love the fact that the word ‘succes’ has evoked so much interest and conversation and we believe this is branding par excellence!
What does UnitedSucces do to connect women business owners to each other and across continents?UnitedSucces has created a platform for women business owners to join an international network of credible peers.
UnitedSucces facilitates the introduction of her members, either through the website or in person.
UnitedSucces has vast local networks of women business owners in most regions of the world. The UnitedSucces team travels extensively to actually meet the women who have been referred to the network. These meetings are imperative to uphold the values of the network.
How do you check the credibility of the women you invite to join?UnitedSucces asks for references on incoming members through its own network. If references are scanty or no references can be found, one of the UnitedSucces partners, a global advisory firm, will run the necessary checks. In addition, all applicants will be interviewed by one of the UnitedSucces team members before being accepted as a member. A Code of Ethics is signed by all Members and Associates
Can you only become a member by invitation?No. If you think you meet the criteria, you may apply for membership. The procedure will include a screening and an interview. You will be invited to join as a member once you have completed these checks. You may also take our 2 minute member test.
You must be invited to become an associate?Yes. Associates are women and men who have generally been recommended by UnitedSucces members or the UnitedSucces team because they have provided excellent service and expertise. UnitedSucces members will be given the opportunity to benefit from these contacts, and in turn the associates may showcase their businesses and interact with their peers and with the FastLane Members
How do I qualify for membership?You qualify for membership when you are:
A woman business owner;
A 51 percent or more shareholder in your business;
A decision maker within your business;
In agreement with the UnitedSucces values.
What if I don’t meet the criteria but do want to become a member?Exceptional but appropriate applicants will be considered as members.
A woman business owner is in partnership with her husband/partner and although she owns less than 51% shares in the business, she is running the business and is the decision maker.
Four women are equal partners in a business and although they hold 25% shares each, they wish to become members of UnitedSucces.
A woman needs finance for her business to grow. She chooses to obtain private equity. Very likely she finds herself not being the majority shareholder anymore after a second round of funding by the other shareholders, but she still runs the business.
Do members and associates have the same benefits in the UnitedSucces network ?No.
Members have …
access to all other members;
access to all associates and their special offers;
access to the UnitedSucces team;
access to relevant business information, facts, figures, news;
access to case histories of peers – the hard lessons as well as the successful strategies of owning your business.
Associates have …
a platform to promote their services and/or products;
exposure to the network of Members and FastLane Members worldwide; access to one another and to the FastLane Members through the database.
I realise that the network takes time to build, but what are the immediate benefits if I join as a Member now?There are great advantages to being a Member:
- You are able to receive personal attention from the
- Your business goals and challenges are noted and the
UnitedSucces team will facilitate introductions to relevant people
to expedite the expansion or needs of your company;
- On-line access to other Members and their businesses;
- Profile of you on our home page in our ‘Featured Member’ frame -
with your permission of-course;
- Weblog access to express your point of view and/or have your say
on various business topics;
- Weekly Topic for debate or comment;
- Support from the network of UnitedSucces Associates;- Invitation and special rate for the annual global WE Symposium
- And many more...
How do I apply to become a member?You fill in the contact form on the website and state that you wish to be considered as a member of UnitedSucces. You may also take our 2 minute member test..
One of the UnitedSucces team members will contact you and the admission process will begin. The process includes checks and an interview and therefore takes between 2 weeks and a month.
When you are invited to join:
You are requested to sign a code of ethics.
You are requested to pay your membership fee. See the table for actual fees.
How do I apply to become an associate?By referral through the network or by filling in our contact form..
One of the UnitedSucces team members will contact you and the admission process will begin. The process includes checks and an interview .
Your offer to the UnitedSucces members must be clearly recorded and this includes your specific area of expertise and availability.