Every Thursday at 6:00am I leave my home and drive to Edgbaston Golf Club. Why I hear you ask? Am I an avid Golfer? – I like golf, but I go to meet other likeminded businesses looking to network, to pass business and to get business.
Last year the Birmingham based BNI Sunrise was the number one chapter in the West Midlands passing nearly £4 million in business referrals between its 41 members.
This is the principal core value of BNI. It is based on the age-old concept of what goes around, comes around. If I help you, you’ll help me and we’ll all do better as a result.
Benefits of BNI
- Increase Business Prospects: You substantially increase your business through referrals.
- Professional Development: You have access to exclusive training programmes and opportunities to sharpen your presentation and business skills.
- Great Networking Opportunities: You get to participate in up to 50 networking meetings a year. This will increase your exposure to many other business professionals in your community.
- Exclusive Member Resources: You have access to a range of tools and educational materials on networking, public speaking and business best-practices.
Time & Effort
Those who get the most out of their BNI membership are those who put in the time and effort to help other members through referrals.
Members make more money through increased referrals. Increased exposure to quality professionals and their extended networks that can help you grow your business through referrals. Your fellow BNI Chapter members are your virtual sales force.
My advice would be to attend as a visitor a couple of times to see if it is for you. Things may just click following your first visit, but you will know within a couple of visits if it is for you or not. I was made to feel really welcome from my networking group and as a result I have never looked back.
If you are interested in attending a BNI Meeting either call me on 0121 289 4477 or send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org