FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long will my membership last?

AACCSA memberships last for one year and last from the date you sign up to the same date the following year.

Do I need to already own my business before becoming a member?

No, individuals that do not currently have their own business are welcome to join. When filling out the membership application simply put “n/a” for the question that asks about your business.

Do I need to have a NAICS code to become a member?

NAICS codes are not required for membership, however, the AACCSA recommends all business owners obtain one.

What are NAICS codes?

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) classifies business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. economy. The NAICS industry codes define establishments based on the activities in which they are primarily engaged. Click here to find out more about obtaining your NAICS code.

What should I do if my industry doesn't show in the directory options?

Simply choose the option that most closely fits your business and email us at membership@africanamericanchambersa.org so that we can add a new category to our directory that fits your business.

How do I determine my business transactions type?

  • B2B (business-to-business), also known as e-biz, is the exchange of products, services or information (aka e-commerce) between businesses, rather than between businesses and consumers.
  • Business to consumer (B2C) is business or transactions conducted directly between a company and consumers who are the end-users of its products or services. The business-to-consumer as a business model differs significantly from the business-to-business model, which refers to commerce between two or more businesses.

Do I need to be a certified minority owned business before becoming a member?

No, however, the AACCSA recommends all members become a certified minority enterprise.

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