About the Couples in Business Network
The Couples in Business Network (formerly National Copreneur Society) provides existing and future entrepreneurial couples with business and personal relationship skills and networking opportunities to start, grow, sustain, and succeed in their unique businesses.
Our Mission: To strengthen the entrepreneurial couple (copreneur) relationship in life and business.
Our Vision: To provide a responsive, robust support network and services for a diverse group of entrepreneurial couples on national, regional, and local levels.
We welcome husband-and-wife teams, those who are dating, and same-sex couples.
The concept for the National Copreneur Society (NCS) started in 2006 with Brett Johnson & Leila Johnson. Together, they own and manage VelaMira, Inc. DBA Data-Scribe®, a technology & communications company based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA. After working together since 2003 and meeting other entrepreneurial couples, they realized that, well, there’s just something “different” about being a couple AND being entrepreneurs. The joys and the challenges really aren’t discussed in other business or couple networking groups.
Brett & Leila decided to start this Society to celebrate and support entrepreneurial couples (copreneurs). Brett serves as Board Chair and Leila serves as Executive Director of the Society.
In 2010, the organization was renamed to the Couples in Business Network (CiBN) and is managed by VelaMira, Inc.
The Couples in Business Network classifies a couple as those who are dating, married, or same-sex couples. CiBN members can be current entrepreneurial couples or those who are interested in starting a business together. In addition, we welcome those who provide products or services in support of copreneurship.
How You Can Participate
Currently, we are setting up a social network where couples, coaches, and consultants can interact. You are welcome to become a Facebook fan or follow us on Twitter. We also are planning to setup some Google+ Hangouts to connect with other couples.