A few months ago I decided to branch out and learn some new marketing skills so I decided to join BNI to grow my business. Since joining about 4 months ago I have gained confidence and a strong relationship with everyone in my group. As I learn more about BNI and its benefits I am very surprise that many small business owners haven’t heard of BNI, so today I would like to share with you the benefits of this amazing organization and my personal point of view.
BNI (business networking internationals) is a professional marketing organization specializing in word of mouth referrals. The BNI strategy relies on a business networking strategy that generates business referrals within many diverse networks. BNI relies on structured business groups wherein each member carries the other’s business cards. When a “prospect” is met, the business card and testimonial information is shared and a referral is most often created. Successful business depends on word-of-mouth referrals. This well-tested program has more than two decades of experience and is international in scope. BNI’s structured system of giving and receiving referrals creates a supportive and trusting environment for developing serious business relationships where network contacts are transformed into referred business. If you would like more information about BNI check it out here Now let’s talk numbers! There are 7,113 chapters operating is 59 countries, 182,648 members internationally created ,and in 2014 more the $8 billions in shared referred business. With those numbers alone what is stopping you from joining?
I was approached by Ryan Seller from Re/max Professionals , and was asked to join him at BNI saint city as a guest to see what BNI was all about. When I walked through the doors I was greeted by everyone with a warm smile. After the first meeting I was intrigued but not yet sold, so I decided to check out a few other groups. All the groups I visited were friendly and welcoming but something about BNI Saint City got me hooked, so I joined as soon as I can and Ive been loving it every since. The thing I like most about BNI is you get what you put in. If you take the time to get to know others in the room, they will actively sell your business for you. Pretty amazing having 15-30 people actively working for you. BNI Saint City meets every Tuesday morning at Saint Albert inn from 7-8:30. If you would like to check it out, let me know!!
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