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Invest in Yourself

Belonging to a professional association can be very beneficial for businesses, especially entrepreneurs and taking the decision to be part of one should be seen as an investment in ones self.

Benjamin Franklin once stated that an investment in knowledge pays the best interest ; and many a successful entrepreneur have taken that advice.

Given the number of responsibilities that you juggle on a daily basis, joining a professional association may not be one of your top priorities.

After all, what businessperson has time for more meetings and activities? But such thinking can cause you to miss out on numerous benefits.

A professional association membership is an investment in knowledge and your career.

Some may say being a member of an association is pricey, but when you consider the benefits, and if you take full advantage of your membership, you’ll find being part of an association is a great investment.

Is Anyone Out There?

Are there aspects of the industry that you wish you could change?

Joining and getting involved in an association gives one a forum for changing those unfavorable aspects. You may find that many other feel the same way as you and when you unite and collaborate with other professionals within the industry, your combined voices can make a difference.

Reinventing The Wheel

Are you ever frustrated with ineffective processes in your business?

With time and patience you may come up with an easier way – but why reinvent the wheel? By talking with peers in the association, you can identify successful solutions that others within the industry have already discovered.

Stuck in Limbo

Is your career making little or no progress?

Interacting with others in your profession could be the answer. Associations offer workshops on how to advance in your career. As the saying goes, ‘no man is an island’ - True entrepreneurs do not thrive when they are isolated! Regular interaction leads to learning, personal growth and progression.

The Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) is the leading and largest professional association of personal and corporate image consultants worldwide.

A non-profit organization, AICI is dedicated to advancing the level of professionalism and enhancing the recognition of image consultants.

AICI is proud to have a membership of more than 1,000 professional image consultants, stylists and individuals.

These individuals are related to the image industry and more than 3,000 global academic members who represent the future of the industry.

Membership is open to individuals working in the field of image consulting or related fields.

For an explanation of membership categories, please refer to the member categories here. AICI reviews all applications for membership and reserves the right to deny membership to those individuals who do not meet the criteria for membership as specified in the membership requirements.

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