Unlocking the Power of Business Networking: How BNI Can Skyrocket Your Business Growth

As a business owner, I strive to provide excellent service to my clients, not limited to the
recruitment industry.

Networking is a crucial component of any business strategy, and I know that it has helped me
connect with individuals who share my mindset, generate fresh leads, and expand my business
beyond what I thought possible!

There are various networking organizations out there, but one stands out as one of the most
successful and effective, and that is BNI (Business Network International) BNI

In this blog post, I want to highlight how BNI played a crucial role in the growth of my business
and introduce you to a fellow member of our chapter.

But let’s start at the beginning; what is BNI?

BNI Background

BNI is the world’s largest networking organization, with over 9,000 chapters in 70 countries. It
was founded in 1985 by Dr. Ivan Misner, who understood the importance of networking for
business success.

BNI’s philosophy is based on the principle of “givers gain,” which means that you will ultimately
receive referrals and business in return by giving referrals and business to others.

Benefits of BNI

Connecting With Other Professionals

One of the main benefits of being a part of a BNI chapter is the opportunity to connect with
other business professionals in your community.

We meet weekly so members can get to know one another, build relationships, and exchange
business referrals.

We want to refer Members we know, like, and trust…because we truly care about each other

Structured Referral System

BNI also provides members with a structured system for generating business referrals.
Members are encouraged to actively seek out referrals for other members and provide quality

This study found that BNI referrals convert to revenue 55% of the time and that referrals
received from BNI Members convert to business 38% quicker than leads from other sources.

Strong Leadership Team

Another factor that contributes to the success of a chapter is its leadership team. The team is
comprised of experienced and committed members who are passionate about the
organization’s mission.

They work hard to ensure the chapter runs smoothly and members have the support and
resources they need to succeed.

Diverse Membership

Our members are from a wide range of industries and backgrounds, allowing for diverse
referrals and business opportunities.

All of this translates into an opportunity to help others grow their business AND offer referrals
for your clients in virtually any area of their business.

When my clients ask, “Do you know a good accountant, painter, or web developer?” I can
confidently say yes, I do, and let me facilitate an introduction.

Is it worth the investment?

From expanding your network to generating new leads and enhancing your reputation, BNI can
help you take your business to the next level.

BNI saves me time and money since it is the only referral marketing program, I need to be
successful in my business, providing me with both national and worldwide exposure.

The success of the BNI Executive Network chapter is a testament to the effectiveness of the
BNI, with $6,243,360 in referrals passed over the past year!

BNI Website

Monthly Member Profile

This month, I am pleased to introduce you to one of our chapter members, Phil Mostert, from
Schooley Mitchell.

Known as a cost reduction expert, Phil works with mid-sized companies that are looking to
save substantial money from their telecom/merchant services and small package shipping

The biggest advantage is that their fees are self-funded by a portion of the savings they find –
no savings, no charge to you!

Numbers speak volumes: Over the past 22 years, we have reduced costs by an average of 28% for over 27,000 clients.

If you are a mid-sized company with multiple locations between 100-500 employees and you
sell products online and have never reviewed your telecom/service and shipping costs, now
would be an ideal time to contact Phil.

I can personally vouch for his excellent service and know my clients are well taken care of and
extremely satisfied. Thank you, Phil!

Stay tuned for our next month’s post, where we will introduce you to another exceptional
member of our chapter.

If you’re keen on expanding your business, I would be delighted to have you as my guest, and
you can meet with our chapter members. Let’s connect!