10 Reasons to Join SMPS

SMPS Wisconsin strives to be the go-to organization that can help you, as a member, achieve career and company success. SMPS membership gives you access to:

1. Networking Opportunities

Make local, regional, and national A/E/C business contacts through SMPS to build your business. Our Wisconsin chapter holds more than 10 events throughout the year that give you the opportunity to network. If you’re looking for something regional or national, think about attending the Heartland Regional Conference or the Build Business national conference.

Our chapter also offers a variety of virtual networking opportunities. You can learn more about your fellow members on MySMPS, participate in forward-thinking discussion on our LinkedIn Group page and follow us on Twitter at SMPSwi. SMPS offers the right connection points to provide you with the tools, resources and network to succeed.

2. Publications

Read up on trends, best practices, and relevant issues impacting professional services marketing and business development. SMPS membership includes subscriptions to the award-winning journal Marketer and to Marketer QuickLook, our e-newsletter; access to research and white papers funded by the SMPS Foundation; and discounts on industry publications from the SMPS.

3. Marketing Resource Center

Take networking to another level with MySMPS, the award-winning online community designed exclusively for SMPS members. The mission of MySMPS is simple: To connect you online 24/7/365 with people, information, and opportunities to make building business easier. Visit the Marketing Resource Center any time for access to industry and job-related information.

4. Certified Professional Services Marketer Program

Earn professional credentials via the Certified Professional Services Marketer Program. In an industry that values certification, the CPSM program can help you build your personal brand as an expert in marketing and business development, increasing your credibility with employers, coworkers, and peers. Recent CPSM Erik Grandowski talks about the value of certification in this podcast.

5. Programs and Conferences

Attend local educational programs, as well as national and regional conferences and programs, to explore how other professional services firms are tackling the business challenges you and your colleagues face every day. You will return to the office with innovative solutions and fresh ideas your company can put to work immediately.

6. Leadership Opportunities

Develop and practice your leadership skills by getting involved in SMPS: Volunteer to serve on chapter committees, your chapter’s board of directors, regional conference planning committees, and national task forces and committees.

7. Career and Recruitment Resources

Plan your career, gain access to advancement tools, and search for job opportunities through the SMPS Career Center or post and review a position on our chapter’s job bank – free to members!

Why Firms Support Membership

SMPS also supports the growth of A/E/C companies by providing members with:

8. Local, National and Regional Contacts

Contacts made through the powerful SMPS network to facilitate teaming opportunities, business referrals, and knowledge of A/E/C business practices, trends, and successes.

9. Professional Development Opportunities

Opportunities to present programs, write articles and white papers, and conduct funded research are available at the local, regional, and Society levels of SMPS. Additionally, our local chapter offers a depth of volunteer opportunities to serve as part of a committee or run for a board position! Through involvement in SMPS, your employees can demonstrate the thought leadership and expertise your firm has to offer clients and teaming partners.

10. A Community for Emerging Leaders

SMPS offers the emerging leaders in your organization access to the greater A/E/C community, introducing them to community leaders, exposing them to big-picture perspectives, and fueling their passion for the industry and their professions—all elements in retaining the brightest and best talent for your company. The connections made in SMPS lead directly to business opportunities with clients and teaming partners.

Heard enough? Fire up and join us today! Click here to apply online or visit www.smps.org. For more information contact Hayley Novak, Membership Director.

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