Joining BNI is an unmissable opportunity for your Eltham business. We provide high-quality networking in Eltham, connecting you with business owners with whom you can share your challenges and successes. The primary benefit is the ability of members to share business between one another via referrals, allowing you to sustainably grow and increase your cashflow. 98% of businesses recognise referrals as incredibly significant – accounting for most of their cashflow – but only 3% have a strategy to generate them. With a BNI membership you will be regularly meeting and building connections with people who can deliver you leads to real customers in Eltham who are seeking your services. This allows you to focus on running your business rather than cold calling or endlessly chasing potential customers. Whether you’re working in Eltham’s bustling centre on Well Hall Road or in the leafy suburban Westmount Road, we can help you. BNI is proud to have a huge variety of businesses as members and can guarantee that you will be unique in your chapter, allowing you to collaborate rather than compete.
BNI is the key to sustainable growth for your Eltham business. Founded with just four members, we have rapidly expanded across the globe to over a quarter of a million members in over 70 countries. This growth has been thanks to the universal appeal of our methods. We group all of our members into chapters categorised geographically. This means that when you join, you’ll be meeting regularly with a chapter of likeminded local business owners with whom you can share your successes and struggles. Your business will always be unique in your chapter so you will be able to build relationships without worrying about any competition. From here, our members refer business to one another knowing that they are recommending a trustworthy and reputable local business.
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Acquiring new clients through typical means, such as cold calling, can be time consuming, draining, and unproductive. Your weekly BNI meeting can provide you with a wealth of new opportunities through referrals from your fellow members. You can massively expand your customer base in weeks with recommendations from your new network.
Regular interactions with fellow business owners allow you to pick up on tips and advice about how to grow your client base in Eltham. Knowing what potential customers want and expect is vital to providing an excellent service, and this is only possible by talking with people who are in a similar situation.
Just like how you will always act in your customer’s interests, so do we with our members. At BNI we’ve made adjustments, such as changing meeting times and opening online chapters, to make sure that we can meet our members' needs. We’re always adapting and looking out for new ways to help our members.
The confidence we have in our process is driven by the incredible results we’ve seen. BNI members generated £15 billion last year thanks to referrals from their fellow chapter members. These amazing results are all made possible by the efficacy of the BNI process and the dedication of our members.
We have chapters across the world and hundreds in the UK. Find the chapter that seems right for you and attend a meeting this week.
One of the great things about BNI is being able to connect with a diverse group of business owners with the same priorities and challenges as you. With regular meetings, you will quickly build relationships with likeminded people allowing you to work towards solutions and improve your respective businesses. You will also be able to take advantage of this network to utilise fellow members’ services. Many businesses collaborate within their chapters, acting as markets, distributors, or sub-contractors to help expand the range of services they offer to their customers. By connecting with a range of local businesses you are taking the opportunity to expand the scope, reach, and income of your business.
A local networking group is an effective and enjoyable way to grow your business. With regular chapter meetings you can quickly establish yourself and start receiving referrals from your fellow members. Referrals will put you in touch with people already interested in your services, removing any need for cold calling and other time-consuming endeavours. The relationships you build in your chapter will help create an environment of mutual benefit in which business is passed, members are recommended, and collaboration is key. On average, BNI members’ businesses increase by 20% in their first year of membership. This is all thanks to the power of networking and the principals BNI is built on. By ensuring that your business is unique in your chapter you can collaborate with other members, rather than having to compete with other companies in your industry. This further drives growth and ensures that your chapter meetings remain a friendly and low-pressure environment.
Our core values encapsulate how we are changing the way people do business. At BNI we encourage collaboration instead of competition and facilitate productive, positive relationships between our members to generate revenue and growth.
For business networking that generates real results in a positive and collaborative environment, join BNI today. Find out what makes our process so valuable and what you stand to gain from professional networking. BNI members in the UK have generated £482 million in business thanks to connections made in our chapters. We are the gold standard for positive business networking. To find out more about what we can do for your business, get in touch today.
Some of our members have kindly shared the incredible success that they’ve enjoyed thanks to their BNI membership.
“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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Discover the power of business networking with BNI. Contact [email protected] to learn more about networking in Eltham.