Founded in 2004, the organization's purpose is to improve the economic, educational, social and competitive status of member businesses and affiliated member business associations. This is accomplished through the offering of member only programs, services and seminars. It is further the intent of the organization to promote equality and parity for sole-proprietor businesses with those having employees.
Membership is open to all small businesses with employees and to sole proprietors who work an average of 30 hours or more per week in their business with at least $25,000 in gross income or $15,000 net income from their business. Membership also open to associations whose membership meet the above criteria.