BNI is here to help anyone who wants to grow their business in Greenwich. Whether you own a business on the A206 or are a tradesman working on suburban homes in New Charlton, we would love to hear from any businesspeople in the area. In a BNI chapter, you will be grouped with fellow local businessowners in order to get the referrals your company needs to evolve. For a business to generate revenue, referrals are crucial. Amazingly, only 3% of businesses have a strategy in place to generate referred business, despite 98% stating that they rely on it for the majority of their cashflow. Other BNI member’s referrals will lead to you having potential clients, who have stated their interest in your services, awaiting your call. This is a way of doing business that is both pleasant and productive, entirely made possible by the relationships built in our chapters. For word-of-mouth referrals, BNI is your golden ticket and will be a crucial part of your company’s growth.
BNI is an international networking group that is dedicated to connecting businessowners so they can help and support one another. Our reach is global, but our focus is local. We want the referrals that happen because of us to drive revenue in local communities, which is why we create chapters for each area. There will never be two businesses offering the same service in a BNI chapter, so you don’t need to worry about your competition being in the room. This tends to be an issue with bigger networking events, but we allow you to concentrate on what matters – growing your business. We focus on ensuring our members give and receive help, advice, and referrals to each other to produce a mutually beneficial environment.
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From the initial contact until the final agreement, picking up a new client can take roughly eight hours. That’s an entire working day devoted to finding new work. BNI gives you a better approach, getting you word-of-mouth referrals from ambitious businesspeople who you can count on.
While larger networking groups have the benefit of introducing you to potential clients, you are often stuck in a room with your direct competition. With BNI, you will be able to network and gain leads towards clients without any risk of needing to outcompete others.
In order for BNI to continue its growth, we must be willing to adapt and change. Our chapters have always met earlier in the morning, but this wasn’t doable for some people. Therefore, we opened ‘brunch slots’ so that parents and businesspeople working on different schedules had the chance to get involved. Plus, 52 online groups have been running in the UK for over a year now.
Our process works – the results tell a clear story. Thanks to the referrals that happened because of our chapter system, our members generated more than £15 billion last year. Businessowners are empowered when they’re in BNI, and they generate huge amounts of revenue. We will provide you with invaluable local contacts that will help you grow your company.
Paragon is your local BNI chapter in Greenwich. Our group contains businessowners who are passionate about improving enterprises, whether they are their own or belong to their fellow members. In the past 12 months, Paragon members passed £800,281 worth of business between each other. This made sure that money was circulating in Greenwich’s local economy and led to excellent growth for their companies. Check out if Paragon is right for you. We have many openings available for ambitious businesspeople who want to elevate their business. Our group is friendly and dynamic, made up of people who are keen to generate leads for each other. Get your BNI journey started today.
Here at BNI, we have something for everyone in the UK. With hundreds of chapters, online groups, and various meeting times available, we are sure to have a solution that perfectly suits your requirements for networking in Greenwich.
Don’t hesitate to contact us – we’ll help you find a BNI chapter in Greenwich. You can attend one of our meetings and begin networking immediately. You will be surrounded by likeminded businesspeople who also want to increase their clientele. Joining a BNI chapter will not only integrate you with equally ambitious people. It will also give you somewhere to turn when you want support through adversity or someone to celebrate success with. You will have access to suppliers, distributors, marketers, and lifelong friends through the connections you make in your chapter. The multitude of services you’ll have access to will make things easier in both your personal and professional life.
BNI will give you access to a networking group in Greenwich that can refer you to real, relevant leads for your business. Developing a strong relationship with other members of your chapter will make your stream of incoming work consistent. You won’t ever be desperate for cashflow, nor will you become overwhelmed by too many enquiries. This means you can sustainably grow your income and business at a manageable rate. BNI also enables you to hand referrals to others, improving your relationship with other chapter members and the customers you’ve referred to them. Our process has been proven to work in Greenwich and on a wider scale, with BNI members experiencing an increase of 20% for their business in their first year on average. Referrals give you organic leads which lead to consistent growth for your company.
Our simple list of principles guide everything that we do in our chapters. They are the foundation that members use to accustom themselves with our process before embarking on their BNI experience. These core values define the way in which we impact how business is done in the world.
For an insight into what we’re about at BNI, visit one of our meetings in Greenwich or the surrounding areas. We’d be more than happy to greet you, and our members will get straight to work helping you with the growth of your business. Over the last 12 months, BNI members in the UK generated over £482 million worth of business for each other. This became a reality solely due to the impact of our chapters up and down the country. If you have any queries about just how much we can benefit your business, get in touch today.
Our members have explained how their businesses have benefitted from BNI. They have been happy to talk about their experiences within our chapters.
“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 new heights – join BNI today. Contact [email protected] to learn more about networking in Greenwich.