Do you want to grow your South London business? Here at BNI, we can help with all your networking needs. Whether you’re a tradesman in Croydon or the owner of a small business in Bromley, we would love to hear from any businessowners in South London. When you join a BNI chapter, you are grouped with fellow businesspeople in your area, enabling you to receive the referrals you need to get to the next level. Referrals are crucial for the growth of any business. An incredible 98% of businesses say they rely on referred business for the main part of their cashflow, yet just 3% have implemented a strategy to generate it. The referrals that you get from other BNI members will make a huge difference to the process of sourcing clients for your business – you’ll have potential customers who have stated an interest in your services waiting for you to get in touch with them. We think this is a very productive means of doing business, as it negates the need to make cold calls when you could be focusing your time on other aspects of your company. The connections that you will make are entirely facilitated by our chapter system, your golden ticket for word-of-mouth referrals.
BNI is an international networking group. Our purpose is to bring businessowners together with the aim of helping and supporting each other. We have a global reach, but our focus is local. Because we create our chapters by area, the businessowners that join them collaborate and subsequently drive revenue in their communities. In any respective chapter there can only be one representative for each industry, unlike larger networking groups, so you don’t need to worry about your competition being in the same room. This means you can fully focus on growing your business. Creating a mutually beneficial environment in our chapters is important to us, enabling members to give and receive help and advice, and pass referrals between one another.
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From initial contact to a final agreement, chasing a new customer can take an entire working day. BNI provides a more strategic approach, giving you prospective customers to reach out to via word-of-mouth referrals from other businessowners who you trust.
At larger networking events, you can often find yourself in the same room as your direct competitors. With BNI, you will be able to network and gain clients without having to worry about anyone fighting to provide the same service as you.
Here at BNI, we are always keeping an eye out for ways in which we can adapt and change so that we can continue to evolve. We realised that, due to our traditional early meeting times, BNI was inaccessible to parents and entrepreneurs who operated on a different schedule. That’s why we introduced ‘brunch slots’ to allow everyone access to the benefits of BNI. We’ve also opened 52 online groups in the UK which have been running for over a year now.
The results of our process speak for themselves. In 2021, our members generated more than £15 billion worth of business because of referrals. Our business model works, empowering businessowners and leading to massive amounts of revenue. We’ll help you to grow your business sustainably and will provide you with vital local contacts.
We currently have eight chapters throughout South London. They all consist of likeminded businessowners who are passionate about growing their own, and their fellow members’, enterprises. Last year, our members in these chapters generated more than £8.8 million worth of business for one another. Browse our range of South London BNI chapters to see which one is best suited to your needs. The commitment that our members show towards one another has led to fantastic growth for their companies, as well as ensuring that money circulates within the various local economies in South London. Our chapters have plenty of openings for dedicated businesspeople, and they contain welcoming members who can’t wait to refer more business within their groups. Join BNI today.
With hundreds of groups with various meeting times across the UK, we know that we will have the perfect chapter for you. We even have online chapters so that we can accommodate as many ambitious businessowners as possible. BNI is the ideal choice for networking in South London.
Why wait? Find a BNI chapter in South London and start the process of growing your clientele through exchanging referrals. You will be surrounded by likeminded people who are all ambitious and are trying to do the same thing as you. Everyone will be working towards a common goal for their respective businesses, creating a support network that you can turn to in the difficult moments as well as the celebratory ones. You will have newfound links to marketers, suppliers, distributors, and friends. The connections that you develop through BNI will change both your personal and professional life for the better.
You will be referred to real, organic leads thanks to the networking group you will become a part of through BNI. This helps you to have a consistent flow of work, never being left short of cashflow or overwhelmed by an unmanageable influx of enquiries. Our approach to networking in South London lets you increase your income at a sustainable rate. BNI will also give you the opportunity to pass on referrals, boosting your reputation in the eyes of both the customers you refer and the members you refer them to. On average, BNI members see their business increase 20% in their first year, a testament to the success of our process in South London and around the world. Referrals are the ideal way to see consistent, manageable growth.
Our chapters are guided by a simple list of principles that define how we change the way the world does business. It provides the foundation for how we expect members to experience BNI, and we encourage prospective members to familiarise themselves with our process in preparation for joining.
We recommend visiting one of our meetings in South London to get a more personal idea of what BNI is about. Our process wouldn’t work without our members being friendly and approachable, so you can rest assured that they will all be excited to integrate you into our business developing machine. Over the last 12 months, £482 million worth of business was generated between our members because of the connections made in BNI chapters throughout the country. Get in touch today – we can answer any questions you have about BNI and how we can elevate your company.
Our process has transformed too many businesses to mention, and some of our members have shared stories about their BNI experiences.
“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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Give your business a platform to reach new heights – join BNI today. Contact [email protected] to learn more about networking in South London.