Business owners who want to be successful often look for a networking event or group that will benefit them with more connections to new customers and more profits.

BNI (Business Networking International) was started over 25 years ago and is the largest business networking organization in the world. The goal of BNI is to offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals.

BNI members, on average, increase their business 20% the first year. in over 5,500 Chapters, with over 135,000 members, in 45 countries, which resulted in more than $2.8 billion in business worldwide!

Here’s how it works…

BNI Chapters allow only one person from each profession to join their Chapter. That means no one is competing with another business that provides the same services or products.

All members are committed to helping one another through networking and referrals. Therefore, Chapter members act as a sales team working to promote each other when they meet someone who could use the products or services of other members. Word-of-mouth advertising is the best advertising there is.

The philosophy of this organization is built upon the idea of “Givers Gain”–“If I help you, you’ll help me, and we will both benefit as a result.” By giving business to others, you will get business in return. This is predicated on the age-old idea of “what goes around, comes around.”

When you join BNI, you become part of a community where you develop personal relationships with other professionals. By establishing trusted relationships with Chapter members, you will have the opportunity to substantially increase your business through referrals from your sales team.