Some updates are needed for what's now happening at CoThrive -- a lot has changed since we launched in January 2015...
At this point we have two tracks that members can join -- a business membership or a time bank membership.
Business membership - fee: $30/month or $300/year
The business membership includes low cost access to top-rated social media and online marketing help. Attendees elsewhere pay $800/day each to attend group training from Kathy Sipple. Members of CoThrive get access to the same expertise, but instead pay just $1/day for 24 hours of access to online meetings each month. Our members come from as far away as Australia and as close as a few blocks away from where we are based in Valparaiso, Indiana. Because we're online, you can truly join from anywhere, though if you're on the other side of the world, you may need to adjust your sleep habits to meet during our scheduled times.
What can I learn? Search engine optimizaiton basics, how to build a Wordpress website, how to build an opt-in email marketing account, how to optimize your social media profiles for inbound marketing, content development strategies, technical how to's and much more. Kathy Sipple is also a Reiki Master & Teacher, so she brings some calming zen-like energy to your marketing and helps you tackle tough projects in small, bite-sized manageable chunks. It's also a great way to network with other like minded small business owners and entrepreneurs -- often members form friendships and sometimes end up doing business together outside of CoThrive.
Not sure if a business membership is right for you? You can try it free for 30 days to test it out. Membership in the CoThrive Time Bank is an additional benefit to business members who wish to be a part of it.
Time Bank Membership
Anyone can join the time bank. You absolutely don't have to be a business owner and odds are, you're not. Time banking is a great way for everyone to share their skills regardless of their age, ethnicity, gender, or any other status you can think of. There are time banks located all over the world; CoThrive Time Bank is headquartered in Valparaiso, Indiana, thus most of our members tend to be located within about an hour's radius. However, members can trade hours between time banks so even here, location doesn't have to be an issue. There is no cost to join the time bank, but we do need support from members to stay afloat. Recommended annual donation is $25/year for an adult or $40/year for a 2-person household (kids are free.) If you are not able to donate at that level, scholarships are available or you may contribute additional hours to help the time banks with tasks and events to supplement or replace a lower donation level. To join, click here to get started.