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Support for the Independent and Small Business Meeting Planner.

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Overview

Are you an independent meeting planner, a small business owner or an entrepreneur? If so, you know the business landscape can change overnight. That’s why mentorship, business opportunity, and a supportive network is so important. According to the Small Business Association, 70% of mentored businesses survive more than five years. And MPI’s community of more than 18,000 members in countries around the world means unlimited regional, national and international business exchange options.

Governmental Resources for Coronavirus

There are resources to help you get through these difficult times of COVID-19. A number of relief programs are available from Government departments, and banks and large financial institutions are being incentivized, at the Federal level, to provide relief for local businesses. Here are eight financial tools to combat COVID-19.

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MPI Academy Webinars

WEBINARS
Free community-related educational webinars
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Meeting Planner Online Communities

ONLINE COMMUNITY
Access to the MPI Independent Small Business Owner online community

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WEC Event Planner Education

WEC EDUCATION
Experiential Planner-focused education at MPI’s  World Education Congress (WEC
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COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Invitations to community meet-ups and other social activities
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MPI Academy Certificate Courses

ON-DEMAND EDUCATION
24/7 access to on-demand community-relevant education.
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MPI Academy White Papers

SAFETY PLANNING GUIDE
Free access to the Essential Guide to Safety and Security.
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Who is Eligible to Join?

 

ISBO resources and education are designed for independent event service providers, independent meeting planners, and small business owners to serve them at every stage of their career. However, anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit or business management responsibilities will find value in connecting, learning and exchanging ideas with this community. MPI members opt-into the community by editing communications preferences on their member profile by logging into mpi.org, and can join the community's online forum on MyMPI.

Additional Education and Community Resources

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CMM Certificate in Meeting Management

Certificate in Meeting Management

Earning your CMM shows the world that you are a strategic thinker ready to assume a leadership role in this industry.

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Venue Sales

Venue Sales Certificate

Learn to create high-impact pitches and tools that make their venues shine brighter than the rest.

 

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Women In Leadership

Women In Leadership

Discover the necessary skills to be considered for executive leadership roles.

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Inclusive Event Strategist

Inclusive Event Strategist

Discover how to keep a strategy of inclusion at the center of your event’s design and execution. 


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