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Brian Calley speaks to a room of small business owners.

Join Michigan’s Largest Business Owner Network

Our members are as diverse as Michigan’s economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship!

SBAM has five membership levels, providing a variety of options for your small business. If you’d like to discuss which option is the best fit for your small business, contact SBAM’s Membership Sales Department at (800) 362-5461.

Five Membership Levels

Whether you just established your LLC yesterday or you have launched and sold multiple companies, we have specialized membership levels for your unique business needs. Choose the level that best fits your business needs, and check out the customized content for you.

Starter Member

The SBAM Starter Membership is your introduction to the Small Business Association of Michigan. Join for FREE and you’ll gain access to SBAM’s email newsletters, a digital version of Focus Magazine, and limited money-saving services.

Become a Starter Member

Basic Member – $139 Annually

Looking for access to employee benefits for you and your small business? The SBAM Basic Membership offers you access to amazing benefits from partners you can trust, including Blue Cross® and Blue Shield ® of Michigan and Blue Care Network small group health plans.

Become a Basic Member

Premium Member – $269 Annually

Looking for a one-stop shop for employee benefits and human resources needs? The SBAM Premium Membership is just right for you. Premium Members receive all the benefits of a Basic Membership plus access to so much more, including SBAM’s popular Ask An Expert HR Hotline.


Become a Premium Member

VIP Member – $429 Annually

BEST VALUE! The SBAM VIP Membership is for engaged small business owners who are interested in tapping into SBAM’s multitude of services. VIP Members receive exclusive event invitations with special guests, complimentary services and your own personal SBAM concierge.


Become a VIP Member

Elite Member – $769 Annually

SBAM has designed an Elite Membership level for the business owner looking for comprehensive solutions with special exclusive opportunities. SBAM’s Elite Membership is our most inclusive and exclusive level of membership. How? It includes access to all benefits SBAM provides, as well as exclusive perks and invitations reserved just for Elite members.

Become an Elite Member

Hear about SBAM from member Bonnie Alfonso

Tailored Membership

Feature Elite Membership $769/year Best Value
Complimentary FoundersCard
Free Small Business Certification (if eligible)
Insider access to SBAM member survey results, news releases and product introductions
Special recognition on our website
Complimentary Summary Plan Description for those not enrolled in SBAM’s sponsored health plan
Small Business Certification (Additional Purchase Required)
Small Business Advocacy
FOCUS Magazine – Print Edition (NM Value $29.99)  
FOCUS Magazine – Digital Edition Opt In Opt In Opt In
SBAM Member Directory Listing
Small Business Weekly E-Newsletter
Watchdog Weekly Advocacy E-Newsletter Opt-In Opt-In Opt-In
SBAM Owner-to-Owner Event Attendance
Access to Webinars
Access to Podcasts
Shipping Discounts FedEx
Office Supply Discounts
COBRA Administration – (Higher Cost for Non-Blues Subscribers)
50% off COBRA Administration service fees for non-sponsored SBAM healthcare plans      
Discounted Section 125, HRA and HSA Administration
Access to Group Health, Dental & Vision through BCBSM / BCN
Payroll & HR Solutions
Cybersecurity Solutions
Free Summary Plan Description for Groups not enrolled in an SBAM sponsored Blue plan
Discounted Workers’ Compensation Insurance through Accident Fund
Discounted Group Life & Disability Insurance through Dearborn National
Free Online Compliance Resources for ERISA & ACA
Discounted Workplace Posters
Discounted Davenport Tuition
Free Fact-Based HR Hotline provided by ASE
Discounts on Pre-Employment Screening Services
Discounts on Employee Handbook Review and Creation by ASE
Free Fact-Based Legal Assistance provided by Taylor English
Free fact-based cybersecurity assistance from SensCy
Discounted ERISA and ACA Compliance Consulting Services by Kushner & Co.
Crain’s Detroit Business or Crain’s Grand Rapids Business Journal Printed Subscription at discounted $20 Rate
Select American Society of Employers Educational Program Discounts
Discounted Advertising Rates for SBAM Publications (magazine, web, newsletters)
SBAM Concierge Service for Legal & HR Questions
Free Workplace Poster
Discounted $150 Summary Plan Description for Groups not enrolled in an SBAM sponsored Blue plan
Complimentary Crain’s Detroit Business or Crain’s Grand Rapids Business Journal – Print or Electronic
One Free SBAM Meeting Room Rental – Subject to Availability
SBAM Elite & VIP Member Legislative Event
Free Ticket to SBAM Annual Meeting, Red Carpet Treatment
Advertorial Package – interview, air & record podcast; materials provided for your use on social media, websites, etc.