For anyone who wants to grow their business in Dulwich, BNI can provide help. From businessowners in Dulwich village to tradesmen operating in flats in Kingswood estate, we would love to hear from any businesspeople in the area. Here at BNI, we put you in a group with other local businessowners who will give you referrals so that your company can reach new heights. Referrals are essential to generate revenue for all businesses. Remarkably, despite 98% of businesses saying that they rely on referred business for most of their cashflow, only 3% have a strategy to make those referrals happen. Thanks to referrals from your fellow BNI members, you will have prospective clients who have a prior interest in your services waiting for your call. This productive way of doing business is far more enjoyable, taking the cold out of a call, and is entirely facilitated by our chapter system. BNI is your golden ticket for word-of-mouth referral – a key factor in the growth of your business.
As an international networking group that brings businessowners together, BNI enables likeminded people to help and support each other within the world of business. Despite our global reach, we focus on local communities. Our chapters are created by area, meaning you can collaborate with other businesspeople to exchange referrals and drive revenue in your region. Your company will be unique within your chapter, so there is no risk of you being in the same room as any competitors. This allows you to put your full focus towards growing your business. We work hard to cultivate a mutually beneficial environment at BNI, where our members can share help, advice, and referrals with one another.
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Picking up a new client can take around 8 working hours. That’s a whole working day, from initial contact until a final agreement, just to source more work. BNI offers you a more streamlined method, providing you with word-of-mouth referrals from reliable fellow businessowners.
At larger scale networking events, you often find yourselves in a room with your direct competition. With BNI, you will be able to network and gain clients without any concerns about having to compete with anybody else.
At BNI, we are always thinking about ways in which we can adapt and change so we can continue to grow. Traditionally, our chapters meet earlier in the morning. That was not feasible for some, so we introduced ‘brunch slots’ to enable parents and businessowners working at different times to join us. Plus, we have been running 52 online groups for more than a year now.
The numbers speak for themselves. Our members generated more than £15 billion thanks to referrals over the course of the last year. What we do works. Our process empowers businessowners and generates massive amounts of revenue. Here at BNI, we’ll help you to grow your business in a manageable fashion while gaining you invaluable local contacts.
Adventurers is your local BNI chapter in Dulwich. Our chapter is made up of motivated businessowners from your community who are passionate about developing other enterprises as well as their own. In the last 12 months, Adventurers members passed £481,688 in business to each other. This shows the level of commitment that is present throughout our group, with our exploits contributing to Dulwich’s local economy as well as helping to grow the companies of our members. Check out if Adventurers is right for you. We have lots of openings for ambitious individuals looking to elevate the status of their business. Our group will welcome you with open arms, ready to integrate you into our process of passing business and referrals to one another. Kickstart your BNI journey with us today.
With hundreds of BNI chapters operating in the UK, we know we have one that is ideal for you. We’ve got various meeting times and online chapters available in order to accommodate as many businesspeople as possible.
If you are thinking about joining a BNI chapter in Dulwich, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You will be able to come to a meeting and start building bonds with people right away. With plenty of likeminded businesspeople in the same place, everyone will work together to grow their respective client base. Joining a BNI chapter makes you part of a support network that will be by your side through the good and bad that comes with owning a business. You will have easy access to potential partners, marketers, distributers, suppliers, and new friends. Both your personal and professional life will benefit from the extensive network you have associated yourself with when you become a BNI member.
BNI will give you a networking group to attend that refers you to relevant, organic leads for your Dulwich business. Nobody wants to be swamped by too many enquiries or overwhelmed by a lack of cashflow – at BNI you will develop relationships with other members that keep your influx of work steady and sustainable. When you pass referrals onto others your reputation with the customers you refer, and the recipients of your referrals, will improve. This business model has been a major success in Dulwich and elsewhere, with BNI members seeing their businesses increase 20% in their first year on average. For anyone aspiring to attain consistent, continuous growth, referrals will provide the critical leads you need.
Our core values define how we change the way the world does business. This simple list of principles guides everything that we do within our chapters. They are the foundation for how we hope members will orientate themselves with our process to lead themselves into their BNI experience.
If you want to learn more about what we do at BNI, we implore you to attend one of our meetings in or around Dulwich. Our members would be delighted to see you and get started on growing your company. Over the past 12 months in the UK, BNI members generated over £482 million worth of business for each other. This was possible thanks to the relationships built in our chapters across the country. Get in touch today and find out just how much we can do for your business.
Many of our members have happily shared their BNI experiences, describing how our process has changed their business for the better.
“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 a new level, join BNI today. Contact [email protected] to learn more about networking in Dulwich.