Working closely with other like minded businesses.
Together they add value to their business, develop their business and Marketing skills.
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Currently there are 9 active Business Networking groups in Devon and Cornwall.
It's a global brand approaching 31 years successful history. In fact it's more effective and more successful than any other networking group of its kind in the world. A business and professional organisation that allows only one person from each trade or profession to join a chapter. With over 6,271 active chapters, and 160,000 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 card with them. When they meet someone new that could use your products or services they hand out your card and personally recommend your services.
It's as simple as that! Last year members of BNI passed 5.4 million referrals, which generated more than £4.8 billion worth of business.
In Devon and Cornwall, BNI has been serving business for over 12 years. It's the county and regional gateway to profitable business for local companies. But membership provides so much more.
Groups meet and network at breakfast / lunch each week. During the meeting, which lasts just 90 minutes, new business opportunities pass between the members. (Members pass personally introduced business opportunities). So there is a positive result at each meeting. Checking and valuing of referrals happens weekly. This ensures that you benefit from membership. Just part of the reason for our success. Remember, you are meeting like-minded business people who know the region well.
Members work for one another. Business comes through trust, knowledge and enthusiasm. You gain a whole team of enthusiastic, professional people presenting your business and searching for opportunities for you.
The BNI breakfast is the most valuable you will enjoy. It's the most productive 90 minutes of the week. It should be part of every business marketing mix.
How would you like to get more business and, at the same time, prevent your competitors from doing the same?
If so, BNI is for you! BNI sets up groups of business people with only one representative from each trade or profession in a group. These groups (called chapters) meet regularly for only one purpose – for the members to pass one another business. BNI trains its chapters to be extremely effective at finding business for the members. BNI uses the principle of 'GIVERS GAIN®' – if I find business for you, you will want to find business for me.
Networking needs commitment. The most successful chapters of BNI comprise sincerely committed participants who help one another through networking. They are a team. BNI chapters provide a positive, supportive, and structured environment for men and women to develop their business through word-of-mouth recommendations and networking skills.
What’s in it for me?
It's the question everybody asks. Just judge these valuable reasons-
The average UK member receives at least £26,000 of business a year and many receive much more.
You benefit from having a group work for you to bring you valuable business referrals and opportunities.
The volume of FREE training courses is increasing each year. Many courses are bespoke and would cost £hundreds.
The 60-second presentation you make each week, builds your confidence in public speaking.
You will learn how to present more concisely and powerfully.
You will meet like-minded local and regional businesses and acquire ideas from them.
You will learn about other business events, and their opportunities.
The Breakfast meetings do not impinge into the working day – they always finish at 8.30am.
Through BNI you can reach customers regionally, nationally and globally.
You are exposed to the UK membership of over 650,000 businesses, our members benefit from a global system, which enables international visibility in over 52 countries and have an introduction to them.
You receive business referrals – opportunities to receive business.
Because you come recommended to a new customer you are in pole position for the work. Your contact with the customer is expected, so cold calling is dead.
Because it is a referral the competition is removed together with ‘gatekeeper’, to those clients you want to engage with. Every new contact will help you gain new business opportunities.
No other networking group works in the same way as BNI or has the same degree of success.
BNI has been proven by thousands of members to be cost-effective.
Members find that clients and customers remain with them longer.