We know small businesses are always looking for ways to tighten the ship. Becoming a member means saving money on business services like credit card processing, POS terminals, and free consulting from our commercial leasing partner.
The RIA is constantly looking to save our members money. With this in mind, we negotiate discounts on your behalf for a variety of business services and educational opportunities.
Below are just a few of the current member discounts:
- Freight - UPS Small Package
- Credit card processing - Harbortouch
- POS services – RICS
- Subsidized tuition for training summits
- Subscriptions to trade publications - SGB subscription
- Ecommerce platforms - Fitted and Run Free
- Marketing/Social Media Platforms - Promoboxx, Omni Digital, Drive Media and Upper Quadrant
- Sports Medicine Education - Bartold Clinical (coming in late 2020)
Complimentary Leasing Support Services – Maximize Your Real Estate Investment
In partnership with associate member ESR Commercial Realty, the RIA provides leasing services free of charge to all retail members. This benefit will help you save money with straightforward things like securing cheaper rents, but that’s just the beginning.
- We offer information and consulting for:
- Buildout requirements
- Tenant improvement allowances
- Tenant/landlord responsibilities
- What is negotiable and what isn't in a lease
- Limiting personal exposure when signing a lease
When it came time for me to sign a new lease, I was nervous that my rent would skyrocket. I reached out to RIA for help, and they introduced me to Rich Aires of ESR Commercial. Rich gladly offered his time to educate me on my current lease, CAM, and all the comps in my area. We were able to negotiate free rent for upgrades and no increases for the first two years. I doubt that would have happened without his guidance. ~ Kim Hall - Totally Running and Walking - Cumming, Georgia