Have you ever thought of joining a country club in your area? If yes, what’s holding you back? Let me guess. I’m pretty sure it’s the membership fee, right? Many people say that country clubs are meant only for the wealthy people. Well I must say that’s partly yes because of the membership fee but the truth is not all members are affluent. In fact, some of them are just key employees of big time companies and for sure not all of them are rich. They were simply included in the club as part of the company’s perks so that aside from the fact that they can treat their families there, they can also set business meetings with prospective clients in a luxury setting. But what if you don’t have that privilege and you want to become a member? Is a country club membership worth the cost?
If you have a business, even if it’s just home based, it pays to be associated with a country club. Why? Everybody knows that a membership fee is expensive. From that alone, if you can afford the fee, they will perceive your services are in demand and that is considered an intangible asset – their favorable impression on you. No matter how small or large your business is, a country club can provide a more convenient and professional setting in which to carry out business transactions. Isn’t that a good idea?
Also, one good reason why conducting business meetings in a country club is a good idea is that you will be able to save on liability insurance. Come to think of it, if clients will directly come to your home or office, you will surely take full responsibility if accidents befall them. But since you are a member, you don’t have to worry at all. It’s better to pay for the annual membership rather than paying insurance especially if you’re just starting. What’s more, you are worry-free and comfortable meeting your client at the country club.
Another valid reason why a country club membership is worth the cost is it’s actually cheaper than paying the green fees or other regular sports related costs. If your family uses the features of a country club once in a while or you always hang out with associates and play golf or tennis, then a country club membership is just right for you instead of paying every time you play.
If you are a member of a certain country club, you have the opportunity to meet professional players who can teach you a lesson or two about your favorite sports, be it on the golf course or on the racket courts. Even if you are not into competition, at least you will be able to level up your game just like a pro and that is a big boost too for your confidence.
If you want to take full advantage of a country club membership, you are bound to a string of networks. A lot of social events transpire from time to time in a country club and meeting other people with the same interest is inevitable so you will possibly find potential business associates along the way. Even if you don’t actually look for new clients, you will be amazed that somehow they may come your way. And that I should say is one good benefit of being a country club member.
Country clubs have also their effective strategy to encourage everyone to take part with them by offering discount on the membership fee for those who are under forty years old. This is what they call the Young Executive Program. If you’re still qualified, why not grab the opportunity so you can save for your business?