Any businessowner in Chislehurst who wants to grow their business can benefit from BNI. From businesspeople working on Bromley Lane to tradesmen operating in suburban homes near Chislehurst caves, BNI can help any company to reach new heights. When you join BNI, you will be grouped with other ambitious businessowners who can provide the referrals you need to give your business a lift. Generating referrals is crucial for the growth of your business. Even though this is the case, only 3% of businesses have a strategy designed to generate referrals – despite 98% stating that they rely on referred work for the majority of their cashflow. With BNI, other member’s referrals guarantee that the people you are contacting are waiting for your call and have a prior interest in your services. In comparison with cold calling, this is a far more pleasant and productive way of doing business. It is entirely made possible by the connections between our members in our chapter system. BNI can be a key factor in the growth of your business and is your golden ticket for word-of-mouth referral.
BNI, an international networking group, connects businessowners so that they can help each other and have somewhere to turn for support from likeminded people. Despite our global reach, our focus is local. We enable businesspeople to collaborate and drive revenue in their communities by creating chapters by area. Your business will be the only one of its kind in your BNI chapter. Therefore, you don’t need to be concerned about your competitors being in the same room, so you can prioritise the growth of your business. At BNI, we focus on ensuring that our members can exchange referrals and share advice in order to create a mutually beneficial environment.
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It can take an entire working day to pick up a new client. From initial contact to the final agreement, that’s roughly 8 hours to find more work. With BNI, you’ll have a more streamlined method that provides you with word-of-mouth referrals from fellow businessowners who you can trust.
Despite the benefit of meeting new clients, larger networking events put you in the same room as your competitors. With BNI, you can network and gain clients without worrying about any direct competition.
BNI must adapt and change, as well as grow. That’s why we’ve opened ‘brunch slots’ to enable parents and businessowners operating on a different schedule to join BNI. Traditionally, our meetings were solely earlier in the morning. Plus, we have opened 52 online groups in the UK which have been running for more than a year.
When you look at the numbers associated with BNI, you can see that our process works. Our members have generated over £15 billion thanks to referrals and businessowners have become more empowered, all while generating huge amounts of revenue. BNI will help you grow your company in a sustainable fashion, as well as provide you with invaluable contacts in your region.
Prince Imperial is your local chapter in Chislehurst. Our chapter is made up of likeminded businessowners, all passionate about growing fellow members’ and their own enterprises. Over the past 12 months, Prince Imperial members passed £4,374,507 in business between one another. This has seen members’ companies grow exponentially and kept money circulating throughout the local economy in Chislehurst. Check out if Prince Imperial is right for you. When it comes to enthusiastic professionals who want to elevate their businesses through BNI, we have plenty of openings in our chapter. Our group of friendly, dynamic businesspeople are always happy to refer each other. Get started on your BNI adventure – join us today.
We have hundreds of chapters throughout the UK, with several meeting times and online chapters available. We have got something for everyone, so we’re sure you’ll find a chapter totally suited to you.
If you want to join a BNI chapter in Chislehurst, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Just show up to one of our meetings and start getting to know people as soon as possible. You’ll find yourself interacting with likeminded people who also want to grow their clientele through generating referrals. You will have a support network around you for the ups and downs of business ownership, with everyone sharing a similar level of ambition. You will have newfound connections to several lines of work, from marketing to supplying. The wide variety of businesses featuring in our chapters, especially in Chislehurst, will stand you in good stead for both your personal and professional life.
If you want to be part of a networking group that can refer you to organic leads for your company in Chislehurst, BNI is perfect for you. The strong relationships that you will build with fellow members of your chapter will give you a consistent influx of work, so you aren’t left desperate for cashflow or weighed down by an unsustainable number of enquiries. This enables you to watch your business develop at a sustainable rate. BNI also gives you a great opportunity to boost your reputation with your fellow members and the customers you refer. Our process has produced fantastic results in Chislehurst and across the world – BNI members see their business grow 20% in their first year on average. Referrals give you the leads you need to create consistent, sustainable growth for your business.
Every one of our chapters follows a simple list of principles which guide all that we do. These core values define how we impact the world of business. They provide the foundation for how we expect our members to align themselves with our process so that they can be well prepared for their BNI experience.
We recommend anyone considering joining BNI to attend one of our meetings in Chislehurst, or the surrounding areas, to find out more about what we do. Our approachable members will welcome you with open arms, ready to contribute to the growth of your business. Across the past 12 months, BNI members in the UK generated more than £482 million worth of business for one another. This was able to happen due to the business relationships that were developed in chapters all over the country. To see how much BNI can do for your business, be sure to get in touch today.
If you want to learn more about BNI and how it can help your business grow, read some of the experiences that our members have shared.
“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 to take your business to a new level. Contact [email protected] to learn more about networking in Chislehurst.