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AIIP's mission is to equip our members for ongoing business success

The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) is a
professional network of independent business owners
who provide information-related products and services

Members are part of an international ecosystem of information consultants with
expertise across a wide variety of industries, services, and geographies.
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All members agree to support the Objectives of the Association and accept the Association's Code of Ethical Business Practice.

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Membership Levels

Full membership

US$200 For owners of for-profit, information-centric businesses.

Associate membership

US$200 For people who want to start a business, learn about information entrepreneurship, or be part of the AIIP community.

Supporting membership

US$500 For individuals, organizations, and corporations who choose to make an added financial commitment to AIIP.
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Student membership

US$50 For people enrolled in an accredited graduate program. Learn more >>

Emeritus membership

US$50 For individuals who have been an AIIP member for at least eight years, the most recent five consecutive years as a Full member.

Retired membership

US$75 For individuals who have been AIIP Full members for at least three years, not necessarily consecutive.

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AIIP offers community

  • A worldwide network of information-focused business owners
  • An active, collegial discussion forum
  • Information-sharing on the blog and in virtual and in-person events
  • Leadership and volunteer opportunities to share your expertise and grow your network

A local networking meet-up

AIIP offers learning and support

  • Annual symposium for info-entrepreneurs, focused where business success and information-based services intersect
  • Virtual professional development programs to help you grow your business
  • Peer to peer support and mentoring from experienced business owners
  • FREE access to recorded virtual programs, FAQs, and white papers.

AIIP offers bottom-line advantages

  • Special offers with leading information providers
  • Member rates on conference registrations with allied organizations

Industry partners

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AIIP helps members succeed

Current Membership Promotions

  • Know an info pro who belongs in AIIP? Refer a new member and earn a credit toward your next renewal or registration.

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Q:  What should I consider before starting my business?

AIIP guide to starting your information businessRead the AIIP Guide to Getting Started as an Independent Info Pro. It's free to new AIIP members, or you can request the PDF.

The Guide shares perspectives and tips from members who have made the leap as an independent info pro.

You'll learn:

- What it means to be an IIP
- How to decide whether being an IIP is a good fit for you
- Business models adopted by IIPs
- Steps to take when setting up your business
- Branding, marketing, and sales strategies for info pros

Q:  What services do AIIP members offer?

Practice areas:  Research, IT, Marketing/Communications, Writing/Editing, Training/Consulting,

Q:  How can I learn more about AIIP?

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Q:  What do AIIP members say?

“My business wouldn’t be where it is today without AIIP.”

“AIIP gives me a competitive edge.”

"There is a solid community of IIPs out there — you’re not alone. No matter your niche and your type of business, you do not have to do it in isolation. There are books, courses, and of course, AIIP."


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Page updated February 8, 2024

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