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This is not just about POLE. This is about BUSINESS.

The International Pole Industry Association (IPIA) supports the entire pole business community including any and all people that make a living or a portion of their living through our industry: all pole related businesses (service/product/event), studio owners, SWers/strippers, performers, and teachers.

Through these Member Benefits:

EDUCATION

Education resources through our online searchable library of text and video content as well as live webinars related to business topics for individuals, sol-prenuers, established businesses and those looking to start a pole business.

DISCOUNTS

Discounts on continuing education training including Rad Roller, XPERT, Liquid Motion as well as business critical services such as insurance.

See our full list of partners at this page.

NETWORKING

Network through our online forums only available to members organized by topic and member type.

Additional opportunities to network online through webinars and in person at PoleCon.

ADVOCACY & RESEARCH

Advocacy supporting businesses and sex workers.

Research opportunities for researchers doing work relevant to our industry. Got a relevant research project we can help with? Contact us.

Introducing the IPIA

What can you expect from the IPIA? Watch this video from Executive Director, Colleen Jolly introducing the association to the overall pole community.

Resources for Pole Industry Professionals

Many of our resources are free and open to the public while others are for members only. Ready to become an IPIA member? Join today!

What is the difference between licensing and franchising?

Licensing and franchising are both different legal structures you can use to grow your pole-based business. While both of these options take time, they often take less time than having you manage multiple locations of your business and can increase…

Using the Business Model Canvas to Illustrate Your Organization

For decades, business books and seminars have encouraged entrepreneurs to build a business plan, which usually includes an executive statement, financial projections, the organizational structure, etc. Ideally, the plan paints a picture of your business operations so that potential investors…

What is the difference between employees and contractors?

Choosing to have employees, contractors or a mix of the two is very important for the health of your business. Choosing the wrong type can cost you penalty fees and lots of hassle with local, state and federal government entities.…

Resources for Pole Industry Consumers

Looking for a pole business? Use the search function in our online Member Directory to find businesses and individuals through key words.

Read posts below in our Consumer Corner to find relevant information about how to interact with our industry and what to expect.

List of Pole Dance, Pole Fitness and Pole Sport Competitions

There are a wide variety of pole dance, pole sport and pole fitness competitions hosted around the world. All of them have different rules and different systems. This is not an exhaustive list. Contact us to add your competition to…

5 Unofficial Rules for Ladies Night Out at the Strip Club

This post originally posted on the PoleCon Blog, written by Leah Franklin. Reposted with permission. Going out to the strip club is definitely a guarantee for a great night out, especially as a female patron. We usually find ourselves harping…

Our Partners

Our partners represent the best in educational resources and critical business infrastructure for pole professionals. Read more about them and the discount they offer IPIA members.

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