Anyone who wants to grow their business in Bromley can benefit from joining BNI. From businessowners working from home to tradesmen operating in the busy hub of the high street, we’d love to hear from any ambitious businesspeople in Bromley. When you join a BNI chapter, you will find yourself surrounded by likeminded businessowners who can help your business move in the right direction through the exchange of referrals. Referrals are key to the revenue growth of any business. Even though 98% of businesses say they rely on referred business for the majority of their cashflow, only 3% have a strategy to generate it. When you are part of BNI, your services will be touted via referrals to interested customers who are waiting for you to reach out to them. This is a very satisfying and productive way of doing business compared to cold calling, and it is entirely facilitated by our chapter system. When it comes to the growth of your business, BNI is your golden ticket for word-of-mouth referral.
BNI is an international networking group that connects businessowners so they can help and support each other. We focus on local communities, despite our worldwide reach. We create chapters in specific areas, enabling businesspeople to drive revenue in their community through generating referrals. Your business will be the only one of its kind in your BNI chapter. This means that, unlike larger networking events, you can devote your time to growing your business without any need to worry about your competitors being in the same room. We want our members to share help, advice, and referrals amongst themselves in order to create a mutually beneficial environment.
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Picking up a new client, from contact to closure, can take around eight working hours. That’s a whole day dedicated to finding work. BNI makes things easier by giving you word-of-mouth referrals from trustworthy fellow businessowners.
While you get the value of meeting potential clients at larger networking events, you must accept that you are likely to be in the same space as your direct competition. With BNI, you are able to network and gain clients without needing to worry about competing with someone else who provides the same services.
In order for BNI to continually grow, it must be adaptable. Traditionally, our chapters meet early in the morning. Naturally, some people could not make these meetings, so we began running ‘brunch slots’ to enable parents and entrepreneurs who operate on different schedules to get involved. We have also been running 52 online groups in the UK for more than a year now.
The numbers speak for themselves regarding the success of BNI. Over £15 billion was generated for members by BNI’s global network thanks to referrals. The process we use works. Empowering business owners and generating revenue is what we’re good at. We will help you grow your business at a manageable rate, alongside providing you with invaluable contacts in your community.
In Bromley, your local BNI chapter is Churchill. Our members are all local businessowners with a passion for building their companies and helping others to do the same. Over a 12-month timeframe, members of Churchill exchanged £2,166,971 in business between each other. This joint commitment has led to excellent growth for their companies and has ensured that money is circling around the local economy in Bromley. Learn more to see if Churchill is right for you. We are always open to welcoming dedicated professionals who want to see their business reach a new level. Our friendly, engaging group are always looking to refer business between each other. Get started on your BNI journey today.
In the UK we have got hundreds of chapters, with various meeting times and online sessions available. Find the chapter that’s right for the requirements of your Bromley business.
Don’t hesitate to find your BNI chapter in Bromley if you want to generate leads for your business. You can get to know likeminded businesspeople straight away; all you’ve got to do is show up to one of our meetings. You will find yourself surrounded by people who share your ambition and will be there for you during big moments whether it is in disappointment or delight. Connecting with potential partners, suppliers, distributors, marketers, and friends will become standard for you within your BNI chapter. The newfound accessibility you will have to a wide range of services will stand you in good stead both personally and professionally.
As a networking group in Bromley, BNI can provide you with real leads for your business through referrals. You will develop a reliable stream of work thanks to your close-knit relationship with fellow businessowners in your chapter. This way, you’ll avoid being overawed by loads of enquiries and you won’t be desperate for cashflow. You can build your business responsibly whilst you grow your income. BNI also gives you the chance to pass referrals onto others, so you can improve your reputation amongst members of your chapter as well as the customers who you have recommended a reliable service to. On average BNI members’ businesses increase by 20% in their first year, a testament to the success of our process. If you are craving consistent growth, referrals will give you the organic leads that your business needs.
We have a set of simple principles which encapsulate everything that we’re about. Our members are encouraged to familiarise themselves with these principles so that they can get the most from their BNI experience.
If you want to find out more about BNI and what we can make possible for your business in Bromley, attend one of our meetings. Our members are very welcoming and are always looking for new businesses to incorporate into the cyclical nature of referrals that define a BNI chapter. BNI members in the UK generated over £482 million worth of business for each other in 2021. Thanks to the strong connections made in BNI chapters across the country, this was possible. For more information about how far BNI can help your business go, get in touch today.
Members of BNI are always happy to talk about their experiences, and how beneficial our process has been for 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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Be proactive about improving your business – join BNI today. Contact [email protected] to learn more about networking in Bromley.