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National Federation of Independent Business Overview

Nashville, TN
501 to 1000 employees
1943
Nonprofit Organization
Membership Organizations
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
NFIB is the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been ... Read more

Mission: Small business owners dedicate themselves to their life’s work. We are dedicated to being their voice.
The voice of small business. It is our mission.

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National Federation of Independent Business – Why Work For Us?


An NFIB Career is one that affords you the opportunity to truly make a difference and positively impact our country. You’ll work hand-in-hand with the small business owners of America, playing a major role in their success to reach their goals and making sure their needs and opinions are heard. Successful Careers Begin Here!

75 Years as the Voice of Small Business

WHO WE ARE

NFIB is the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses, and remains so today.

WHAT WE DO 

WE ADVOCATE


When a big issue affects small and independent businesses, NFIB is there. We have been for 75 years, and we will continue to be. We represent our members’ interests—our one member, one vote balloting process guides our work.

NFIB has an ear to the ground on what’s happening in Washington, D.C., and the state capitals. That puts NFIB at the forefront of advocating on today’s most pressing small business issues, such as taxes, healthcare, and regulations.

WE INFLUENCE


When NFIB speaks, legislators listen. They know that we bring them the voice of small business. 

That voice, hundreds of thousands strong, comes directly from NFIB’s members and our research—combined, they make a powerful and influential case for our advocacy.

Because of NFIB’s credibility, we are asked to bring the small business perspective to Congress, state capitals, the courts, and the media. 

HISTORY OF NFIB

NFIB was founded by C. Wilson Harder in 1943 and maintained its headquarters in San Mateo, California, until 1992 when it was relocated to Nashville,TN. Harder began with a home office and sold the first memberships to his neighbors. His vision was to give small and independent business a voice in governmental decision-making through advocacy. Since its early history, NFIB’s agenda has been determined through a one-vote balloting process of its membership. NFIB has grown from Harder’s for-profit entrepreneurial vision in 1943 to the non-profit national association it is today.

Small business owners dedicate themselves to their life’s work. We are dedicated to being their voice.
The voice of small business. It is our mission.


 


“I am motivated to succeed by the mission of NFIB. I truly believe in NFIB and love my job, which is to help America’s small business owners to be successful. ”

- Rick Price

Membership Representative
 
       

“I really enjoy planning and attending member events. One of my favorite things to do is member profiles, which allows me to go into the members’ businesses, sit down with the owners and learn about their businesses. What I love most is getting to hear how we have made a positive difference for them, making their work and lives easier!”

- Joe Hirabayashi

Grassroots Program Manager
       

“I love people and thrive when I am helping to make a difference in the lives of other. NFIB gives me an opportunity to do that every day! I get to combine my passion with a great cause that truly touches the pulse of our nation.”

- Jamie Bokelman

Membership Representative

We offer a very competitive compensation and benefits package and realize that you make a difference every day. Every employee has an impact on NFIB’s success. Our Rewards and Recognition program is centered on key organization drivers and behaviors inherent in our mission, vision and core values to acknowledge individual and team performance excellence through awards and recognition, as well as cash incentives.


NFIB also takes pride in the success of our sales professionals and values their accomplishments by taking every opportunity to let them know how much their efforts are appreciated through sales incentives that include trips, awards and recognition and cash bonuses.

Managing Your Health

HEALTH BENEFITS

NFIB offers a range of medical and health benefits to its employees. Find short descriptions of these benefits below.

MEDICAL INSURANCE

Full-time employees may elect coverage to become effective one month following date of hire for themselves and their eligible dependents. Covered employees contribute toward the cost of providing medical benefits.

DENTAL INSURANCE

Full-time employees may elect dental coverage administered by Delta Dental for themselves and eligible dependents to become effective one month following date of hire. Covered employees contribute toward the cost of providing dental benefits.

VISION INSURANCE

Full-time employees may elect coverage for themselves and eligible dependents in the Vision Plan administered by EyeMed to become effective one month following date of hire. Covered employees pay the full cost of this voluntary plan.

SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM DISABILITY INCOME INSURANCE

NFIB provides a basic short and long-term disability income benefit to eligible full-time employees at no cost to the employee. Employees may elect voluntary additional buy-up coverage which is paid for by the employee. The waiting period for this benefit will depend on your position.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The EAP provides limited prepaid, confidential and voluntary counseling services, assistance arranging for dependent care and limited legal services. These free services are available to all full-time employees, spouses and dependent children on the first day of employment.

EDUCATION & RETIREMENT BENEFITS
RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN

NFIB will match on a dollar-for-dollar basis the first 1 percent of eligible compensation an employee contributes on a pre-tax or Roth deferral basis, and will match 50 cents on each dollar the employee contributes on a pre-tax or Roth deferral basis between 1 percent and 6 percent of eligible compensation. Employees are 25 percent vested to the matching contributions after one year of service and 100 percent vested after two years of service. NFIB participates in an automatic enrollment feature for all newly hired eligible employees following one month of service. Automatic enrollment is a program designed to encourage saving for retirement while working at NFIB. 

EDUCATION REIMBURSEMENT

NFIB believes that continuing educational development is important, and will reimburse eligible employees for approved educational expenses from an accredited college or university for a maximum of $3,000 for undergraduate coursework and $10,000 for graduate coursework per year.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS

Full-time employees are eligible to participate in NFIB’s Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending accounts to become effective one month following date of hire. These accounts allow employees to set aside pre-tax money to pay for allowable out-of-pocket healthcare or dependent care expenses saving taxes by reducing taxable income.

BASIC TERM LIFE INSURANCE

NFIB provides basic group life insurance for all full-time employees to become effective one month following date of hire. The benefit is equal to one times the employee’s annual earnings up to a maximum benefit of $50,000. Coverage is provided at no cost to the employee.

SUPPLEMENTAL TERM LIFE INSURANCE

Voluntary supplemental term life insurance is available to full-time employees to become effective one month following date of hire. Insurance coverage for an employee’s spouse and children is also available. The employee pays the full cost of this voluntary benefit.

GROUP ACCIDENTAL DEATH AND DISMEMBERMENT PLAN

NFIB provides group accidental death and dismemberment insurance for 24-hour protection for accidents anywhere in the world, on or off the job, on business, vacation or at home. The amount of coverage provided is dependent on the employee’s position with NFIB. This coverage is provided at no cost to the employee and becomes effective upon date of hire.

VOLUNTARY PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE

Full-time employees may also purchase additional accident insurance to become effective one month following date of hire to cover the employee and his or her family. The employee pays the full cost of this voluntary benefit.

ADOPTION REIMBURSEMENT

This program was established to assist with the cost incurred in adopting a child and will reimburse eligible employees up to a maximum of $5,000 per calendar year per adoption.

 

“There are even more wonderful things about an NFIB career, starting with the benefits! There aren’t words to describe the peace of mind and the security I feel, knowing that I have my family covered now. The flexibility of this job also helps me to be a better dad and husband.”

-BLAINE BAMBROUGH

Membership Representative

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“I love working for the mission of NFIB on behalf of small business owners.
My one regret is that I didn’t start with NFIB sooner!”

-ETHAN HOBSON

Membership Representative







“I truly feel grateful that I am in a position to coach and develop my peers. Helping others increase their chances of being successful is something I enjoy doing. Another reason I’ve stayed at NFIB is attributed to the culture of NFIB. Everybody supports everybody else.”

- Larry Lander

Division Manager
 
 

“NFIB offers an excellent bonus program and a commission structure unheard of! I have a great career with an organization that truly cares for their employees and I can make more money here than anywhere else. I love my NFIB career and know this is where I am meant to be.”

- Jen Knudtson

Membership Representative

“Right now is the perfect climate both literally and metaphorically speaking. Seize the opportunity and make IT happen!”

- Mindy Kubrin

Membership Representative
 

I came to NFIB when I was 18, just out of high school. I met my husband here. I feel like I’ve lived my life here. And I am so appreciative of all the stability and advantages I have had throughout these 25 years. I am especially grateful for the life I have been able to give my sons because of the opportunity NFIB affords me. The healthy teeth, gorgeous smiles and good educations that my sons have are advantages that will benefit them throughout their entire lives. I have never taken those privileges for granted.

The wonderful NFIB trips that I have taken provided experiences that I never would have had on my own. I won a number of Quarterly Achiever’s Clubs, which we had before President’s Club, and I’ve won eight President’s Clubs. Every one of them was out-of-the-box spectacular!

My retirement years will also be completely different than my parents’ because of my career at NFIB. I have always participated in the 401(k) program. My comfort, security and peace of mind will continue on after I retire, thanks to NFIB.

- Dina Deaunovich

Telephone Sales Representative

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    Pros

    I have worked as a Membership Representative and Division Trainer for many years. I love the fact that I can make as much money as I want. I am responsible for presenting NFIB to small business owners and enrolling them as a member of NFIB. Their reputation and culture are outstanding. I have the freedom to balance my family and work life and still make a good income. What keeps me going is the mission of NFIB to help small businesses to be able to create and grow their business without too much tax burden or being over-regulated.

    As a trainer, I can travel and make an investment in the success of new hires. I also like being a mentor.

    Cons

    Must be able to be self-motivated and have good communication skills. This is a different approach than most people are used to if they come from a sales background. The most successful Representatives have NO SALES EXPERIENCE. We have a great training program.

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