If you want to grow your Bexley business, then BNI can help. Whether you’re a tradesman, running a high street business on Parkhill Road, or working from a home office on Bexley’s leafy suburban streets, we’d love to hear from you. At BNI we group you with fellow local business owners who can provide you with the referrals you need take that next step. Referrals are essential to generate revenue for your business. In fact, 98% of businesses say they rely on referred business for the majority of their cashflow, but only 3% have a strategy to generate it. With BNI, your fellow members’ referrals mean that you’ll have clients who are already interested in your service and are waiting for you to get in touch. We find this a far more pleasant and productive way of doing business than cold calling, and it’s entirely made possible by the connections between members that are facilitated by our chapter system. BNI is your golden ticket for word-of-mouth referral and can be an essential part of your business’s growth in Bexley.
BNI is an international networking group that brings together business owners who can help and support each other. Although our reach is global, our focus is local. We create chapters by area so you can collaborate with other business owners to generate referrals and drive revenue in your community. When you join BNI, your business will be unique within your chapter. This enables you to prioritise growing your business without your competitors being in the same room – as is the case with larger networking events. At BNI we have a focus on making sure our members in Bexley can give and receive help, advice, and referrals from one another to create an environment of mutual benefit.
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It can take around 8 working hours to pick up a new client, from initial contact to the final agreement. That’s an entire working day, just to find more work. BNI offers a more streamlined approach that gets you word-of-mouth referrals from likeminded business owners who you can trust.
At larger networking events you have the value of meeting potential clients, but you are also in the room with your competition. We enable you to network and gain clients – or leads toward those clients – without worrying that you need to compete with someone else.
It’s not enough for BNI to grow, it must also adapt and change. Our chapters traditionally met early in the morning. However, that was difficult for some, so we adapted and opened ‘brunch slots’ at around 10am to enable parents and entrepreneurs working on a different schedule to join. We have also opened 52 online groups in the UK which have been meeting for over a year now.
In this case, the numbers speak of themselves. Last year our members generated more than £15 billion as a result of referrals. Our process works. It empowers business owners and generates huge amounts of revenue. We can help you grow your business sustainably while giving you valuable contacts in Bexley.
Integrity is your local BNI chapter in Bexley. Our members are all business owners from the community who are passionate about growing their enterprises and helping likeminded people. In the past 12 months, Integrity members passed £861,412 in business to one another. This commitment to one another has led to fantastic growth for their companies and has ensured money kept circulating in Bexley’s local economy. Check out if Integrity is right for you. We have plenty of openings for enthusiastic professionals looking to take their business to the next level. We are a friendly, dynamic group that is keen to pass business and referrals to one another. Start your BNI journey with us today.
We have hundreds of other chapters across the UK, including groups with later meeting times and online chapters. We’re sure we’ve got a chapter that’s perfect for you.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch and find a BNI chapter in Bexley. You can show up to a meeting and start getting to know people right away. You’ll find yourself in the company of likeminded business owners who are also looking to grow their clientele with referrals. When you join a BNI chapter you’ll find yourself with not just a group of people with similar goals, but also a support network to help you through difficult times and celebrate the wins. You’ll be connected to potential partners to take on jobs with, suppliers, distributors, marketers for your business, and lifelong friends. The diversity of fields represented within our chapters means you’ll build an incredible network for your personal and professional life.
At BNI we provide you with a networking group who can refer you to real, organic leads for your Bexley business. Having a strong, close-knit relationship with your chapter members means you can keep the influx of work consistent, neither desperate for cashflow nor overwhelmed by too many enquiries. This allows you to grow your income and business at a sustainable level. Additionally, BNI gives you the opportunity to pass referrals onto others, building your reputation with your fellow members and with the customers you referred. This process has been enormously successful in Bexley and around the world – on average BNI members see their business increase 20% in their first year. Referrals give you organic leads for your business that create consistent, sustainable growth.
All of our chapters operate on a simple list of principles which guide everything we do. These core values define how we change the way the world does business. It is the foundation we expect members to use to orientate themselves and lead themselves into their experience at BNI.
We highly recommend attending one of our meetings in Bexley or the surrounding areas to see what we’re about at BNI. Our friendly members would be more than happy to see you and get you started on the next stage of your business’s growth. In the previous twelve months, BNI members in the UK generated over £482 million worth of business for each other. This was all made possible by the connections made in our chapters across the country. Get in touch today to see just how much BNI can help your business grow.
Our members have been happy to share their experiences working with BNI, and how our process has been able to help their business.
“I started my company having come from a corporate sales background. On day 1, I set up in my dining room and started to dial out to the data that I had acquired. I spent an entire week cold calling but to no avail, I was making between 100 and 150 dials a day and was getting rejection after rejection in return.
To say that I was downbeat and frustrated (and worried) is an understatement. I had left a well-paid job and a successful career and now no-one would talk to me!
I went to my parents’ house on the Saturday and within 1 hour my sister and my parents’ neighbour had recommended BNI to me (I had never heard of business networking before, I didn’t even realise it was a ‘thing’). I went home and searched for my nearest BNI networking group and invited myself to the meeting on the Thursday morning. It was a ‘visitors day’ so the room was packed with 80 other local businesses and it blew me away. People were genuinely interested in my business and after I had stood up and done my 60 seconds presentation (which I was so nervous about) the builder sat next to me passed me his card and said that he would like me to build him a website!
I couldn’t believe it, I’d spent an entire week cold calling with not one person happy to talk to me and I went to this networking meeting with other likeminded local businesses and within 2 hours I had made my first ever sale. That was nearly 10 years ago now and I have not picked up a phone to do a cold call since. Now more than 70% of our revenue comes from BNI, which is a wonderful return for the annual cost. We have grown from just me in the business to 37 of us now, plus I have a wonderful group of BNI friends, amazing suppliers, a great support network, and experts in just about every subject you could wish for.
My friends now come to me asking ‘do you know someone...’ And, do you know what, I always do!
If you’re serious about growing your business, then look at networking – and especially BNI – I cannot think of a better way to do business.”
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Join BNI today and take your business to the next level. Contact [email protected] to learn more about networking in Bexley.