Can HBA Membership help my business?

Yes, we focus on the business side of your practice.

 

 

"IT'S EASY TO FEEL ALONE BEING IN SMALL BIZ"

In addition to the support HBA as a business body will provide your business, our Members are very collaborative and supportive.

 

We have regular Members' Zoom meetings, where we discuss factors impacting us all as business owners - another support platform is our Members' Facebook Group.  Here is what some of our Members had to say in June 2022:

  • I like that there is a forum of peers to ask questions, brainstorm and collaborate. It’s easy to feel alone being in small biz.

 

  • Having board members that is so committed, well informed and easy to approach.

 

  • Being able to ask business, HSP and audiology related questions without feeling inadequate. It can be isolating running your own business when you wear so many hats- HR, Accounting, marketing, parenting, partnering and our clients.

  • The networking and sharing of professional services contacts that helps business owners find reliable, trustworthy business support. It is great to see HBA partnering with other business owners out of the industry who can support us like accounting, IT, HR.

 

YOU CAN NOW HAVE A VOICE IN THE POLICY DECISION-MAKING

 

All our Board members donate their time to HBA, and work in their small, independent hearing care businesses. We’re audiologists and audiometrists running small businesses, we're not professional lobbyists. That is one of our strengths - we 'live' the industry, daily, and quickly learned the constructs that govern our small businesses.

We knew the isolated frustration, cut off from bureaucratic decisions impacting our livelihoods - Who will answer my question? or, if I can't solve this, I'll lose everything.

We also know the long history threatening our businesses - and what lies ahead. We needed to hone in on how government policy impacts us. As with the foundation of most major change, a few of us got together and, determined to give it a try, we formed HBA. 

 

In that rare spare time, we navigated long corridors, tackled complex, tough issues. We still do, and we work with many dedicated people in industry and public service, and nurture strong working relationships to keep valuable channels of communication open.

 

Ethics, and transparency, is our core. Underpinning that is the support of our Members, our strength in numbers. We still have a lot of work, and we welcome your input. 

 

We've all reeled from the impact of Covid-19 on every part of our lives, and still share all its consequences. Our support groups are just one of our valuable tools - we can get together in a congenial forum to discuss the challenges of maintaining agile, sustainable businesses.

WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US - LET US KNOW HOW
WE CAN HELP YOU

 

YOUR HBA MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Free membership of the Gain Hearing Network Buying Group (GHN) *

  • Regular Members' Zoom meetings

    • a venue where we can share all our concerns and our business challenges.

  • Information that helps your business

    • Our Chief Executive Officer, Jane, is a 'phone call away

    • Accurate market intelligence

    • Help with all the ramifications of the HSP and NDIS changes

    • Members' progress reports

    • The latest reports, and an archive on our website Members' pages.

  • Representation

    • You will no longer be excluded from policy debates affecting your business

    • Your voice in our submissions, and to the many forums in which we represent you

    • Our representation is independent

    • We do not ask legislators the convenient questions.

  •     Networks

    • A venue to share your concerns with us and fellow Members
    • Facebook Members’ forum

    • Zoom meetings

    • Question our Seminars’ expert guest speakers.

*  Please note:

  • GHN membership is voluntary.

  • Hearing Business Alliance has no financial interest in this business relationship.

  • No commissions will be paid by either organisation as part of the agreement.

  • If you would like more information, please contact GHN.