Looking to grow your business? BNI is here to help. We provide professional business networking in Biggin Hill to help you make connections and achieve sustainable growth. When you join BNI you’ll be placed in a local chapter of other business owners with the same experiences and challenges as you. From here we facilitate weekly meetings and other events so you can get to know each other, promote your services, and connect with other industries. As you build your relationships with your fellow members, they’ll refer your services to others in their networks. This will bring you new customers who are already interested in what you have to offer, saving you from other expensive or time-consuming marketing strategies. Referred business is so important to growth and revenue that 98% of businesses say they rely on it for the majority of their cashflow, but only 3% have developed the means to generate it. With BNI you’ll be receiving real leads from reputable business owners. Your network will prove invaluable to ensure that your services can read a wider audience and you can effectively grow your business.
BNI stands for Business Networking International. We are the largest business referral organisation in the world, starting in the 1980’s with just four members we have skyrocketed to over 290,000 members in over 70 countries. Although our reach is global, our focus is local. We group our members into local chapters so that you’ll be in a room with likeminded professionals who can offer advice and celebrate successes with you. Your business will be unique in your chapter so you will be able to network and collaborate without having to worry about your competition being in the same room. At BNI we create a supportive and welcoming environment that enables our members to collaborate, support, and grow their businesses.
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Trying to acquire new clients through traditional marketing means can be a time consuming and exhausting process. It can take as long as 8 hours to gain a single new client from initial contact to the final agreement. At BNI, we present you with a streamlined way to gain new clients at a sustainable rate via referrals from other local business owners.
Your BNI meetings will give you the chance to listen to presentations from other Biggin Hill business owners. This will give you invaluable insight into what your customers expect and how you can best attract them. By grouping you with fellow business owners, BNI brings you valuable knowledge and expertise.
At BNI we acknowledge that adaptability is a key part of successful business, and we’re no different. We’ve adjusted our process to better serve our members. This has included opening 52 online chapters in the UK in the last few years and offering later meeting times to accommodate the schedules of our members.
BNI is successful because it works. Last year UK members reported over £521 million in new business. Globally out members generated £15 billion in business as a result of referrals. With such incredible results, it’s easy to see BNI’s appeal. Find your nearest chapter and attend a meeting – you’ll be amazed at what networking can do for your business.
Located on Chestnut Avenue, this chapter is perfectly situated for your business. Members of BNI Westerham meet every week to discuss their challenges and successes and of course, promote their services. 16 members passed 1,576,421 between them last year. This shows that it doesn’t take huge networking events to achieve incredible results. A dedicated group of talented business owners can benefit massively by working together and collaborating. We’re always on the lookout for likeminded business owners to join so feel free to contact the chapter and arrange to attend a meeting. Discover for yourself how BNI can transform your business.
We have chapters across the UK. Find the perfect fit for your business and schedule and discover the power of business networking.
Get in touch today and attend a BNI meeting. You can represent your Biggin Hill business in a meeting free of charge and start your journey this week. Your chapter will be made up of likeminded business owners with the same goals and drive as you. Your BNI chapter is a professional network that can help you through challenges and also celebrate your successes as your business grows. They are potential partners for your business, with so many industries represented you can find distributors, marketers, sub-contractors, legal advice, and suppliers. Your business will always be unique in a chapter, so you will be able to do all of this without trying to compete with anyone else. This friendly and collaborative approach is our greatest strength at BNI, helping local business owners reach their full potential.
Your fellow BNI chapter members provide you with referrals and leads to bring you customers who are already interested in your business. This allows you to spend less time chasing leads and more time providing your amazing services. Our UK members have experienced a 20% growth on average in their first year with us – an incredible outcome. Your business can grow sustainably with a consistent influx of recommendations and referrals from your chapter ensuring that you are always on top of business, never desperate for clients, but never drowning in enquiries. By collaborating, rather than competing, members are able to form genuine connections and help one another grow in a friendly and supportive environment. BNI chapters create an environment of mutual benefit as business is passed around the room keeping revenue in Biggin Hill’s economy.
We’ve developed our core values to reflect how we believe business should be done. Our process focuses on collaboration and mutual benefit for Biggin Hill businesses. By creating these values we’re providing a blueprint for members to follow as they begin their journey with BNI.
You can attend a meeting this week to learn more about BNI and find out what makes us so popular. Our chapters are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and positive local business owners so we’re certain you’ll fit right in. With incredible growth made possible by referred business from fellow reputable business owners, BNI is invaluable to a local, growing company. Get in contact today and find out more about the incredible benefits of joining BNI.
Our members have been so impressed with their time with BNI that they’ve kindly shared their success stories.
“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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For professional networking in Biggin Hill that can transform your business, contact [email protected] to learn more about BNI today.