BNI can provide help for any business in Croydon that wants to experience growth. From businessowners operating in and around the Whitgift Centre to tradesmen working in suburban homes in Long Lane Wood, we would love to hear from any businesspeople in the Croydon area. When you join a BNI chapter, you will find yourself surrounded by other local businessowners who you can exchange referrals with to give your business the platform it needs to move forward. Referrals are a crucial part of generating revenue for any business. In spite of this, 98% of businesses say they count on referred business for most of their cashflow, yet just 3% have implemented a strategy to generate it. Once you start getting referrals from your fellow BNI members, you will begin to appreciate our process. Instead of endlessly cold calling, you will have prospective clients who have stated their interest in your services waiting for you to call them. This way of doing business, which is entirely facilitated by our chapter system, is both pleasant and productive. BNI is your golden ticket for word-of-mouth referral and can be a vital part of your business’ growth.
Dedicated to bringing businessowners together to help and support each other, BNI is a business networking group operating internationally. We have a global reach, but our focus is local. Our chapters are created by area, with the aim of driving revenue in communities and enabling local businessowners to collaborate. When you join a BNI chapter, you can be sure that your business will be one-of-a-kind within it. This removes the risk of any direct competition being in the same room, as tends to be the case with larger networking events, allowing you to focus fully on developing your company. Creating a mutually beneficial environment where members can share help, advice, and referrals between one another is of utmost importance to us.
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Finding new work can take time. From initial contact until the final agreement, it can take around eight working hours – that’s an entire working day! You’ll have a more streamlined approach with BNI, getting word-of-mouth referrals from trustworthy businessowners who have the same level of ambition as you do.
Even though you can benefit from meeting potential clients at larger networking events, you are also often in the same place as your direct competitors. Our process means that you can network and gain leads to prospective clients, without any need to be concerned about competing with other people offering the same service as you.
At BNI we are always looking at ways to adapt, change, and grow. Our chapters have usually met early in the morning, however that was not doable for some. Therefore, we started hosting ‘brunch slots’ so that parents and entrepreneurs operating on different schedules could join. Plus, we have opened 52 online groups which have been running for more than a year.
The numbers speak for themselves regarding the success of BNI. Thanks to referrals, our members generated £15 billion last year. Our business model works. Not only does it empower businessowners, but it also generates highly impressive amounts of revenue. We will provide you with valuable local contacts as we help your business grow in a sustainable manner.
Compass in Selsdon is your local BNI chapter in Croydon. It consists of likeminded businesspeople, all with a passion for helping others and growing their enterprises. Over the course of the past 12 months, Compass members passed £205,782 in business between one another. This has had several benefits – keeping money circulating in the local Croydon economy as well as leading to exceptional growth for member’s companies. Check out if Compass is right for you. We have numerous openings for motivated individuals who want to elevate their businesses. Our sociable, hard-working group are always working hard to pass business and referrals to each other. Why wait? Get your BNI journey underway today.
We have hundreds of in-person chapters and plenty of online chapters, with various meeting times, all over the UK. We know that we will have a chapter that is ideal for your requirements.
If you want to find a BNI chapter in Croydon, make sure to contact us. Visit a meeting, connect with the likeminded businesspeople around you, and get started growing your clientele through referrals. Joining a BNI chapter does more than just connect you with fellow ambitious businessowners. It also gives you a support network to assist you through tough moments and enjoy success with you.
When you join BNI, you will be part of a networking group that can refer you to relevant leads for your business in Croydon. A good relationship with your chapter members will enable you to appreciate the benefits of a steady stream of work, without having to worry about being overwhelmed by a lack of cashflow or too many enquiries. This means you can grow your business in a sustainable way. BNI also gives you the opportunity to pass referrals onto others, developing your relationships with both the customers you refer and the members you refer them to. Both in Croydon and around the world, this process has been a roaring success – BNI members, on average, see their business increase 20% in their first year. If you want your business to grow consistently and sustainably, referrals give you the organic leads to make this possible.
A simple list of principles guide everything we do in all our chapters. It’s these core values that define how we change the way business is done in the world. We want our members to be led into their BNI experience by orientating themselves with our process – our principles provide the foundation for this to happen.
We strongly advise anyone to attend a meeting in Croydon so that they can truly experience what we are about at BNI. Our friendly, welcoming members would be delighted to see you and help you with growing your business. Over the last 12 months, BNI members in the UK generated £482 million worth of business for one another. Thanks to connections made in our chapters throughout the country, this was possible. If you want to learn more about how far BNI can help your business go, get in touch today.
Many of our members have shared their personal experience of how our process has helped their business, as well as their general opinion of being a part of BNI.
“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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Take your business to the next level – become a part of BNI. Contact [email protected] to learn more about networking in Croydon.