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Businesses & MASA: Introduction PDF Print

MASA has a number of stated goals as set out in our Mission and Purpose statements which are fully documented in the About Us section of RTAW. It is our belief that by engaging with the business community we stand a much stronger chance of achieving these goals. To this end MASA has developed a comprehensive package of services that we offer to the business community. These services include listings in our Australia wide Business Directory, advertising on our website, partnership & sponsorship programs and participation in our world renowned RTAW forums. Further details on all of the above and more can be found in the relevant sections below.

 
Businesses & MASA: Step by Step Overview PDF Print
Following are some simple step by step instructions to getting involved with MASA.
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Businesses & MASA: FAQs PDF Print

Following are answers to a series of Frequently Asked Questions to make it nice and easy for you to access our services.

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Businesses & MASA: Business Definition PDF Print

For the purposes of dealing with MASA a person or an entity is deemed to be a business if any of the following apply in relation to the provision of any product or service connected to marine aquariums:

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Businesses & MASA: Business Classifications PDF Print

All businesses that are known to MASA are split into one of two classes. The options available to a business are determined by the class they fall into.

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Businesses & MASA: Registration Process PDF Print

In order to use any service that MASA provides including participating on the RTAW forums a business is required to Register using our online Business Registration Form.

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Businesses & MASA: Terms & Conditions PDF Print

MASA Inc Service Agreement Last Updated: 21 Sep 2007

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Businesses & MASA: Payment Options PDF Print

MASA offers a number of payment options for businesses wishing to purchase one of the services that attracts a fee. There are:

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Businesses & MASA: Table of Services PDF Print
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Businesses & MASA: Partnership Program PDF Print

We have adopted the term Business Partner to reflect our view on how we see our relationship with the business community - which is one of a combined effort to promote and grow the hobby of marine aquarium keeping in Australia in a sustainable and responsible way. Because of the value we place on this approach, we have restricted certain services to be available only to MASA Business Partners, as well providing discounts to most of our paid services.

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Businesses & MASA: Partnership Schedule PDF Print

The MASA Partership Schedule details the various ways that businesses can interact with MASA and allows businesses to select those that apply to them. Each of these options has been assigned a points value which reflects our view of their relativity to each other. To qualify for Partnership Status a points total of 1,000 must be achieved.

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Businesses & MASA: Business Directory PDF Print

The RTAW Business Directory is a comprehensive listing of businesses involved in the Marine Aquarium industry in Australia that are known to us. A standard listing in the directory is available to all businesses free of charge. Premium listings are available for a small annual fee which allow for images and detailed descriptions (eg an About Us section for your business) to be included. Please contact the MASA Partnership Coordinator for more information.

 
Businesses & MASA: Banner Advertising PDF Print

Overview

MASA runs a permanent banner ad space on the top of each page on the entire RTAW website (with the current exception of RTAW Reefpedia due to a technical issue). This is used for a combination of paid advertising from registered businesses and the promotion of MASA features and activities. Banner ads are created through a campaign which runs for a defined period of time and may comprise of one or more individual banners.

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Businesses & MASA: Sponsorship Program PDF Print

MASA runs a number of initiatives that provide the opportunity for a business to participate through some form of sponsorship. Sponsorship is normally done through the provision of prizes although other options may be organised on a case by case basis.

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Businesses & MASA: Sponsorship Schedule PDF Print
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Businesses & MASA: RTAW Forum Participation PDF Print

Businesses are encouraged to participate on the RTAW Forums however participation is preconditioned on adherance to the following.

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Businesses & MASA: Individual Business Forums PDF Print

Overview 

In addition to the General Business Forum(s) that are available to be used by all registered businesses we offer the option for our MASA Business Partners to have their own forum in the Business Forum section. The creation of a new forum on RTAW Forums is not something that we undertake lightly and like forums in the other sections of RTAW such as the Aquaria Forums, Community Forums or the Trading Forums when we create a new forum we do so with the expectation that it will deliver incremental value to our registered users and to our forums overall. To achieve this we offer two options for the creation and ongoing use of an individual Business Forum.

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Businesses & MASA: RTAW Forum Signatures PDF Print
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