Last night, Sydney-based entrepreneur Martin Martinez officially launched his privileges programme, Entrepreneur Card. The membership programme, priced at $495 a year, has been designed expressly for small and medium-sized business owners, who don’t receive the same nurturing that larger businesses do.
Entrepreneur Card has secured partnerships with hundreds of brands in Australia and overseas, delivering members total potential savings of more than $500,000 per year.
Martinez, Founder of Entrepreneur Card, has been involved in 10 businesses throughout his career, including the Australian Poker League, which he founded and grew to a $50-million-a-year company in just three years, before selling it to Bruce Gordon’s WIN Corporation in 2009. Now, Entrepreneur Card is his way of strengthening Australia’s SME space which contributes to 65 percent of our economy.
“Small to medium business owners have never been able to access big corporate rates, prices and unique networking experiences. We have been able to represent these estimated 2 million entrepreneurs in Australia to negotiate big savings and added benefits on services – from telecommunications to discounted office supplies,” he said.
“Our members range from well-established and successful entrepreneurs to some of the country’s best known business leaders, who are seeking a card that offers more than reward points that often are never redeemed.”
Entrepreneur Card is well-suited to frequent travellers, as it provides access to the highest levels of membership and exclusive rates to a range of airlines and their lounges, private jet, car, taxi and limousine services.
And with some of Australia’s leading hotels signed to the programme, members will be able to access room and suite upgrades and late checkouts with the card, as well as a free travel concierge service to handle both personal and business needs. Deals have also been secured with leading fashion, health and wellness brands.
Apart from providing a jet-set lifestyle, members will have access to exclusive events like movie premieres, drive days with luxury brands, private dining experiences and golf days.
“We are striking deals with a vast range of local and international suppliers who are keen to tap into this under-serviced market of owners and senior executives of small to medium sized businesses,” said Martinez.
Some of the partners for the Entrepreneur Card include Optus, Hertz, Uber, Priority Pass, OzForex, HotelQuickly.com, The Executive Centre, Covermore Travel Insurance and Apple, among many more.
Senior Business Development Manager at Optus, Dan Brown, said, “The Entrepreneur Card is a powerful initiative and a fantastic program. I’m very happy to be supporting it in any way that I can”.
Echoing a similar sentiment, Tim Bentley, Alliance Manager at OzForex said, “OzForex see Entrepreneur Card as the ideal gateway to present our services to industry innovators and leaders. We are excited to be involved at the launch and subsequent growth of this exclusive club”
We wrote an article about Entrepreneur Card prior to its launch which shares more on Martinez’s journey as an entrepreneur and how he came up with the concept for his latest business.
To apply for Entrepreneur Card and for more information, you can visit www.entrepreneurcard.com.au.