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Member Benefits

FREE Professional Management Consulting

Our practical business advice is customized for each person's individual situation. Everyone has someone to talk to when things are going well.

But who, in your personal circle, can you turn to for accurate, up-to-date business management advice? We have been helping people start and manage successful businesses since 1987.

People say that AAIME specializes in solving business problems. Take advantage of our knowledge!

Everyone dreams: You may simply want to quit your job and have your own business. You could still be in corporate America, with a widget or an idea that you want to capitalize on. Maybe you’re an entrepreneur, managing and building a cash flow. Or you may run a family owned business.

Whatever your situation, information, advice based upon experience, Best Practices, support, or encouragement at the right time can work wonders. Bring your problems or questions to us by phone, email, or in-person. Free for Members in good standing. 

Mobile Management Consulting

Need AAIME to bring professional management consulting to you? Call for an appointment. Cost is $90 per hour plus travel time.

FREE Member Networking

When Members seek out, and do business with one another, everyone benefits.

That’s why we will refer your business for FREE to other AAIME Members.

We also network you with fellow members so you can joint venture or take on bigger projects.

We can also refer you to insurance providers, attorneys and vendors whenever you need them.

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Infrequently (due to covid-19) we also sponsor networking events that you can attend. These events cover important business topics and are mostly free or nominal cost.

FREE Social Media Post

We will provide you with one Free post to either our Instagram or Facebook Business Page. Let us help you get the word out to the business community about your product or service!

FREE Non-Disclosure Agreement

Ask for a personalized, legally binding, Non-Disclosure Agreement customized with your business information. Valued at $55

Having a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement can be the difference between winning and losing in the business world today! Anytime you discuss Proprietary Information: Your Ideas, Processes, or formulas (something you have of value that is intangible) that, if stolen, could cause you monetary harm, you must insist upon the receiver's signature on your Non-Disclosure Agreement.

Anyone you negotiate with should also sign your Non-Disclosure Agreement. Signers cannot take information learned from you, and use it without you, for a period of three years.

Your signed Non-Disclosure Agreement is a VALUABLE, crucially important defensive weapon in today’s business world.

Read and understand it. Call us with any questions. Our Non-Disclosure Agreement is not guaranteed, but it can protect you. It is suitable for copying as necessary. Whenever your business information changes, we can also update your Agreement for you.

FREE Simple Business Plan

If you want help to wrap your head around what you want your business to achieve and how to do it, then you've come to the right place.

But, you must be willing to talk about your situation and allow us to advise you. Value of this service is $95 per hour.

Be prepared to take notes. We will tell you what needs to be done and how to do it. If you agree with our advice, then you must write down the plan and do the market research.

But you can bring a voice recorder to our meetings. In other words, we talk and you write.

We will tell you how to turn our discussions into a business plan that you can use yourself, present to investors, or take to the bank.

If you like we can also provide financial projections. The Cost for projections starts at $200 per year.

If you prefer, we can write the plan for you. The cost starts at $250 per page.

FREE Registered Agent Service (RAS)

Introducing AAIME's Registered Agent Service, called (RAS).

RAS takes care of two things:
1.) Contacts at your official corporation address. And,
2.) Official Illinois Secretary of State correspondence.
Note: RAS is only available in Illinois.

Potential problems RAS solves are
• Spending BIG $$$ for another company to be your Registered Agent.
• Being forced to list your personal information for anyone to see on your LLC or corporation documents.
• Paying penalties and interest for not filing your Annual Report on time.
• Getting ripped off by official-looking junk mail that you may not understand.
• The embarrassment of the Sheriff coming to your home or office to serve court papers.

Not only do we do all that, be we also
1. Fully explain and help you fill-out your official Illinois Secretary of State paperwork if you like. 2. Shred the junk mail for you.
3. Fill out necessary paperwork, starting at $29.99.

Now, there’s less to worry about!
• RAS is FREE for members.
• You pay a one-time $75 fee to change over your existing Registered Agent to us.
• You pay $0 to receive RAS when we start a new corporation or LLC for you.
• If you end your AAIME membership, but want to keep RAS, it costs only $45/year

Membership definitely has its perks. Don't start your new business without RAS!

Members Earn Cash For Referrals

Spread the word about AAIME and get paid! Here’s how it works: When you refer someone to us and they join AAIME, you receive $50.

If they buy something when they join, you also receive a 10% commission, up to another $50. That means, you can make up to $100 per referral!

It’s easy to send people to us. Have them call 312-358-7073 or email [email protected],

Proper credit: Either tell us you will be sending them, or just have them mention your name.

Special Help For Contractors

Have you been asked to Certify your company’s minority, woman, or disabled ownership?

If you are unsure about whether or not you need to Certify your business ownership, you have options. First, understand that no matter what you may have been told, you do NOT have to become Certified in order to win business from the government.

For example, most major manufacturers do not have minority, woman or disabled ownership. But they still receive huge government contracts all the time.

But when they win a bid, they may have to find a minority, woman or disabled business set-aside partner.

That's because majority owned businesses do not get Certified.

Just like all majority owned businesses, if you do not Certify your minority, woman, or disabled business ownership, your business is assumed to be majority owned.

Therefore, anyone can bid as a non-Certified majority business!

Go this route to test the waters. This is the simplest and least expensive way to find out whether Government contracting will be profitable for you.

However, if you win, because your minority, woman, or disabled ownership status has not been Certified, you may need to seek out a set-aside partner. That's the time to get Certified.

If you want to Certify your Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Woman owned Business Enterprise (WBE), or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) status, we can do the paperwork for you, answer your questions and help you provide required documents.

Special Help For Non-Profit Organizations

Members with a non-profit organization, who do not have a 501c3 (i.e., an IRS tax exemption making donations to your organization tax deductible for the giver) can now take advantage of three super Member benefits!

1.) AAIME can register you with the Attorney General so you can legally solicit donations. $375

2.) If you qualify, AAIME can act as your Fiscal Sponsor so that you can receive tax deductible donations, grants, etc. $400 plus 4%

3.) AAIME can prepare your 501c3 application. Starts at $615

4.) AAIME can mentor you for FREE and help you receive grants for your organization.

FREE Paperwork Assurance

Very Important- For the duration of your Membership, and even for three years after we have not heard from you, or received a Member Renewal Fee from you, we will keep a safe back-up copy of any work we have done for you (your Paperwork.)

Paperwork Backup is a Big FREE Member Benefit!*

With Paperwork Backup, if you move around, don’t worry. If you run into problems such as a fire, flood, messy divorce, etc., you have no concerns. If you become sick, or need to step away from the business for any reason, there is still no problem. Because AAIME has your important paperwork backed up “safe & sound.” As long as you come back within 3 years, your paperwork that we have done for you will still be here. *NOTE: Paperwork Backup is NOT Guaranteed.

Our Paperwork Assurance- All work done right the first time, or we make it right at no additional charge.

If you have ever spent hours looking for important papers, or for the right people to prepare them for you, then you already know the value of peace of mind. You get it with your AAIME membership.

Trust AAIME to understand your needs. We’ve got you covered now, and into the future!

FREE Networking With The Member Newsletter

Look for AAIME’s FREE Member Newsletter via email the last Monday of each month.

It has ‘news you can use’ to help your business. Read it in order to reach your business goals faster.

If you have an announcement, product, or service you want AAIME Members and the community to know about, email it to [email protected], then call the Association office to confirm.

We will put your message in the Member Newsletter at no charge! Notices received by noon on the 5th will be published the same month.

Free Tax Write-off

AAIME is a 501c3 charitable organization. Our Mission is to help you Have a Good Business with No Stress!

We give our FREE support one-on-one, and sell discounted business services so that you get ahead.

If you are doing well from our help, please Donate to AAIME! Pay it forward TODAY, so that the help you've received will be around to help others. You will receive a generous tax deduction!

Put us in your Will. You'll be helping fellow AAIME members who are less fortunate or just starting out.

Remember, give a Gift That Keeps On Giving! Thanks!

FREE Set Of Business Cards

1.  Buy a NEW AAIME membership from this website.
2.  Call-in and Buy Services within a Week of Joining AAIME, and we will give you a set of Full Color business cards!

If your first order is at Least $1000, you receive 500 business cards. If your first order is more than $1000, you receive 1,000 business cards. All you need to do is mention it when you place your first order, or before you pay your first invoice.

Order Entry Procedure

1. We promise to provide the simplest and/or least expensive professional solution(s) to your issue(s) or concern(s).

Orders are normally completed within 72 business hours. If your order must be completed in less time, a RUSH charge may be added. (See #3 below.)

If you are not a member of AAIME, you receive no Free Member Benefits.

2. PAYMENT: YOU MUST PAY FOR YOUR ORDER IN-FULL WHEN YOU PLACE IT.

Call our Hotline with your order at 312-440-9343. We accept all major credit/debit cards. There is a $35 charge for any returned payment.

Our Address is AAIME • 1229 N NORTH BRANCH ST • STE 101 • CHICAGO IL, 60642-2497. Email is [email protected]

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. All items can be returned within 90 days for correction. AAIME Membership fee is not refundable.

3. RUSH Orders: Less than 72 business hours order fulfillment is a RUSH Order.

RUSH Orders break down into three categories:

Single RUSH, Double RUSH and Triple RUSH.

Single RUSH is 48 business hours turn-around.

Double RUSH is 24 business hours turn-around.

Triple RUSH is same day service.

Each Rush is $35 or 25% of the order, whichever is greater. For example, a Triple RUSH costs $105 (3 x $35) minimum, or as much as 75% more to complete important work the same day.

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Networking by phone, email, in person, & Social.
• IG: aaime.business
• FB: AAIME Business Association

AAIME stands for American Association of Independent and Minority Enterprises. When you become a member, you are one of the independent business owners under our umbrella.

Our Association's strength is our members. We always try to introduce members to one another and refer you to members who may want to use your products or services.

In return we ask that you
1. Professionally perform your service(s) or provide  your product(s) and 2. Follow through before and after the sale.



Professional Management Consulting 

All Members  receive FREE management consulting during our open business hours, by phone, email, text, or by apointment.

Time is not the issue. Cost is unimportant.

You gaining a clear understanding in order to save time, money, & run your business better, is Job #1.

Member Newsletter

You receive a free monthly newsletter to help you keep up with business owner news you need to know!

You will receive it via email on the last Monday of each month.

If you have an announcement, product or service you want fellow AAIME members and the community to know about, email it to [email protected] then call 312-440-9343 to confirm. We will put your message in the newsletter for free.

Registered Agent Services (RAS)

If you  Incorporate or start a Limited Liability Company (LLC), you can receive our RAS for FREE for the life of your membership!

RAS takes care of three things:

•  Your questions
• Official corporation mail. and
•  In Illinois, Lawsuits and sheriff summons

One-time cost if we didn't set-up your corp. or LLC is only $50 plus the Secretary of State's fee. Do your research. Check it out! RAS savings is HUGE!

Business Set-up

LLC costs $390 & includes 
 • All fees
 • Articles of Organization
• EIN
• Everything you need to open your LLC bank account!

Corporation costs $655.50 & includes
• All fees
• Articles of Incorporation
• EIN
• Everything you need to open your Corp. bank account!
• Customized corporate meetings
• Custom printed stock certificates
• Corporation records book with corporate seal  $149.99 extra 
• S corporation add $75 

Non-Profit Organizations

Members with a non-profit organization but no 501(c)(3) (official notification from the IRS that donations to your organization are tax-deductible for the giver) have Fantastic Options.

• We will answer your non-profit questions for free.
• We can act
as your Fiscal Sponsor so that you can receive Donations TODAY. Cost is $400 PLUS 4%.
• We can prepare your 501(c)(3) application.
• We can prepare your State Attorney General Registration.
• We can prepare your non-profit taxes. 

Paperwork Backup

When we do work for you, or you send us important papers, we will try to keep a copy for you. 

This can be a stress and money saver!

Because anyone can have a fire, flood, become homeless, have a bad divorce or breakup etc. and lose valuable documents. 

We keep a copy of your important papers for three years after the work is done, or you give to us.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

Having a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement can be the difference between winning and losing in the business world today.

Use a Non-Disclosure Agreement anytime you are discussing Proprietary Information: Your Ideas, processes, or products that, if stolen, could cause you monetary harm. Once signed, the agreement protects you and/or your business for three years.

Tax Services

AAIME members pay only $75 for US 1040 plus $19 for each additional form, such as a Schedule C or your state tax return.

Business Taxes-1% of taxable income, minimum $350.

Contractors

• Need a General Contractor's license? $375
• Want to Certify Minority, Woman, or Disadvantaged ownership? $375 to start

We answer your questions for free, fill-out your application, & help with required forms.

Payroll

Gain a full understanding of how payroll works for FREE. Pay your employees and independent contractors by Direct Deposit. Payroll taxes & Forms e-Filed for FREE. Cost is only $31 for each 10 employees and or contractors. Save Time and Money!

Referral Rewards  

We know that your trust is won based on performance and built over time. When you refer someone to AAIME Business Association you can receive up to $100.

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