BNI can help anyone with ambitions to grow their business in Bexleyheath. Positioned between central London and Kent, Bexleyheath is filled with prosperous tradesmen, high street businesses, and start-ups who we would love to hear from. BNI will enable you to connect with likeminded businessowners who can exchange referrals which will help your company move forward. To generate revenue for your business, referrals are of paramount importance. Remarkably only 3% of businesses have a strategy to generate referred business, despite 98% saying they rely on it for most of their cashflow. With BNI, you will have fellow members referring you so that people with a known interest in your services are readily awaiting your call. The connections which are developed between members of our BNI chapters negates their need for endless cold calling, making for a far more enjoyable and productive business model. BNI can be essential for the growth of your business – it’s your golden ticket for word-of-mouth referrals.
BNI is an international networking group which is dedicated to bringing businessowners together with the aim of helping and supporting one another. Despite our global reach, our focus is local. We want people to be collaborating within their local communities, hence we have divided chapters by area so that businessowners can drive revenue to one another through referrals. Unlike larger networking events, your business will be one-of-a-kind within your BNI chapter. This means you don’t need to worry about competition being in the room, leaving you to put your full focus into growing your business. Giving and receiving help, advice, and referrals is fundamental to BNI and creates mutual benefit within each chapter.
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From first contact until a final agreement, picking up a new client can take around eight working hours. That means dedicating a whole day to securing one source of work. With BNI, you have a clear pathway towards gaining clients via word-of-mouth referrals from fellow businessowners who you trust.
BNI is different to larger networking events. When you join one of our chapters, you will enjoy the benefits of networking and gaining clients without the inconvenience of direct competition being in the same room.
For BNI to continue growing, it had to adapt. Our traditional early morning meetings were unfeasible for some, so we introduced ‘brunch slots’ to allow parents and entrepreneurs operating on different schedules to access the benefits. Plus, we have had 52 online groups running in the UK for over a year now.
When it comes to the success of BNI, the numbers tell the whole story. BNI’s global network saw over £15 billion generated for members as a result of referrals last year. What we do works. Businessowners are empowered and generate levels of revenue that they haven’t experienced in the past. You will be provided with invaluable local contacts, helping to grow your business in a sustainable fashion.
Black Prince is your local BNI chapter in Bexleyheath. Every member is a local businessowner who is devoted to building their enterprise as well as helping other people to do the same. Black Prince members passed £1,326,705 to one another over a 12-month period. This helps to keep money circulating in the local economy in Bexleyheath, as well as leading to excellent growth for every member’s company. See if Black Prince is right for you. There are several openings for passionate individuals to join our growing chapter and take their businesses to the next level. Our group is welcoming, dynamic, and – most importantly – keen to exchange referrals and generate business for each other. Get your BNI journey underway today.
We have hundreds of BNI chapters throughout the UK, with online chapters and various meeting times available. We know that there’s a chapter out there which will be ideal for networking your business in Bexleyheath.
If you want to experience the benefits of joining a BNI chapter, don’t hesitate to contact us. Find a chapter, turn up to a meeting, and start building those vital relationships. You will find yourself surrounded by equally ambitious people, all coming together to create a strong network that you can turn to in difficulty or success. You will meet potential business partners, suppliers, marketers, distributors, and friends. The broad range of services which are covered in BNI chapters will lead to you building a formidable network for both your private and working life.
Being a part of a BNI chapter is a beautiful, cyclical way of doing business in Bexleyheath. The personal bond that you will build with the members of your chapter will see you receive a steady stream of referred work. This will mean there is no reason for you to be stressed by a lack of cashflow or too many enquiries coming in. This approach to networking means you will be able to grow your income at a manageable, sustainable rate. Also, passing referrals onto others is a great way to improve your relationship with your fellow members as well as the customers you recommended a service to. BNI members increase their business, on average, by 20% in their first year. Your business can enjoy consistent growth through the organic referrals it will receive.
All our chapters align with our simple set of principles. These core values depict the way in which we change the world of business for the better. They provide the foundations for how we expect members to buy into our process and have the best possible experience with BNI.
For a full insight into what we’re about at BNI, we strongly advise you to visit one of our meetings in or around Bexleyheath. Our approachable members would be delighted to meet you and begin working on the growth of your business. Over the course of 2021, BNI members in the UK generated more than £482 million worth of business for one another. This was able to happen thanks to the connections made within chapters all over the country. To learn more about how BNI can help to elevate your business, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Many of our members have written about their experiences in BNI, and the ways in which being a member has had a positive impact on 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 a BNI chapter today and wait to see the positive effect it has on your business. Contact [email protected] to learn more about networking in Bexleyheath.