BNI can help any businessowner who is looking for a way to grow their business in Blackheath. From Lee Park to Lawn Terrace, we would love to help businesses grow in stature. When you join a BNI chapter, you will be grouped with likeminded businesspeople who you can exchange referrals with to give you a platform to achieve success. When it comes to generating revenue for your business, referrals are of utmost importance. So much so that 98% of businesses have said that they count on referrals for most of their cashflow, despite only 3% having a strategy in place to generate them. Referrals from fellow BNI members will mean that you have interested potential clients awaiting your contact, negating the need for endless cold calling. This is a far better way to do business, completely made possible by our chapter system and the connections that you gain from it. BNI will become a vital part of the growth of your business – your golden ticket for referrals via word-of-mouth.
If you want to be part of a networking group that connects businessowners to assist and support each other, BNI does this on an international scale. Even though our reach is global, our focus is local. Our chapters are created by area, so that you can drive revenue in your community by collaborating with businessowners in your region to generate referrals. This way, you can concentrate fully on elevating your business without being concerned by any competitors in the same room – an issue that can arise with larger networking events. Our BNI members are focused on giving and receiving advice, help, and referrals between one another to cultivate a mutually beneficial environment.
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From the first contact until the last, it can take around eight working hours to secure a new client. That’s an entire working day dedicated to sourcing new work. BNI gives you a more streamlined strategy. You will get word-of-mouth referrals from businesspeople who you have built a trusted relationship with.
We make gaining clients through networking possible without any need to worry about competition. With larger networking groups you have the value of meeting prospective clients, but you are also in the room with your competitors.
For BNI to grow, it must be able to adapt and change. Traditionally, our chapters meet early in the morning. However, as this was not accessible for everyone, we started running ‘brunch slots’ so that parents and businesspeople operating on different schedules could get involved. Plus, we have had 52 online groups meeting in the UK for more than a year now.
When it comes to BNI, the numbers tell the whole story. Our process works. As a result of referrals, our members generated over £15 billion last year alone. When they join BNI, businessowners not only generate huge amounts of revenue, but they also become more empowered. We can provide invaluable contacts in your area, as well as help your business grow in a sustainable fashion.
Paragon is your local BNI chapter in Blackheath. Our chapter is made up of likeminded people from the community who are passionate about growing their enterprises, alongside helping others to do the same. Paragon passed £800,281 in business to each other over the past 12 months. This has helped to keep money circulating in Blackheath’s local economy and led to excellent growth for our member’s companies. Check out if Paragon is right for you. Passionate individuals who want to take their business to new heights are always welcome to come along to one of our meetings. Our group is dynamic, welcoming, and always eager to exchange referrals! Get your BNI journey started with us today.
Across the UK we have got hundreds of local chapters, with various meeting times as well as online chapters available. We know that we’ve got a chapter out there which is perfectly suited to you.
Be sure to get in touch and find a BNI chapter in Blackheath. You can start developing those key connections straight away – just turn up to a meeting. You will be surrounded by businessowners with the same ambition as you, all looking to increase their clientele through referrals. Joining a BNI chapter will provide you with a wealth of benefits, including having a support network around you to accompany you through the highs and lows of owning a business. You will be introduced to potential partners to take on jobs with, marketers, distributors, suppliers, and friends for life. Both your professional and personal life will improve thanks to the range of fields that are represented in our chapters.
Your BNI chapter will provide you with real, organic leads for your Blackheath business. You won’t find yourself panicking about cashflow or excess enquiries, due to the influx of work made possible by your bond with fellow BNI members. This way, you can develop your company in a sustainable manner. Also, your reputation within the business world will improve because both the customers you refer and the members you refer them to will be appreciative of what you’ve done. On average BNI members see their business increase 20% in their first year, displaying how successful our process is in Blackheath and across the world. For consistent and sustainable growth, generating organic leads via referrals for your business is the perfect route to go down.
Our list of basic principles guide everything that we do in our chapters. These core values define how we change the way the world does business. They provide a foundation which enables our members to get used to our process before they begin their experience with BNI.
We strongly recommend visiting one of our meetings in Blackheath to gain a further understanding of what we do at BNI. Our personable members would be very happy to welcome you and begin the journey of growing your business. During the last 12 months, BNI members generated over £482 million worth of business for one another. Without the connections that have been built in our chapters, this would not have been possible. Get in touch, and see what BNI can do for your business in Blackheath.
Many of our members have been kind enough to share their experiences of BNI, and how it has benefitted their businesses.
“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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If you want to take your business to the next level, join BNI today. Contact [email protected] to learn more about networking in Blackheath.