BNI (Business Network International) is a 24-year-old business and professional organisation that allows only one person from each trade or profession to join a chapter. With over 5,576 active chapters, and 111,733 members, it is the most successful business referral organisation in the world.
Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you because all the other members carry copies of your business card with them. When they meet someone new that could use your products or services they hand out your business card and personally recommend your services.
It is as simple as that! It’s simple because it’s based on the proven concept of “Givers Gain”. If I give you business, you’ll want to give me business, and we will both benefit as a result. Last year members of BNI passed 6.2 million referrals worldwide, which generated more than £1.8 billion worth of business.
Successful networking requires a high level of commitment. BNI provides a structured, supportive, business environment in which local business people can get together to network, learn valuable new marketing skills and develop the strong personal relationships that lead to trust, and the consequent generation of significant business for each other.