When you sign up with BNI you’ll be joining the network you need to grow your Streatham business. Our chapters of local business owners meet weekly to discuss the challenges and successes they’ve encountered. As you build relationships with your fellow members, you’ll start to receive referrals as they get to know you and can recommend your services to others in their network. Referred business is invaluable to any company – 98% of businesses say it makes up the majority of their cashflow. Despite this, only 3% have a plan on how to generate it. At BNI your chapter will be a ready-made network ready to deliver you the referrals you need to grow your business. Your business will always be unique in your chapter, ensuring that you are not in the room with any competition every week. This means you won’t have to compete for referrals and will be able to promote your services in a supportive and low-pressure environment. At BNI we promote collaboration instead of competition to make sure that every member’s business can grow and thrive.
BNI is the world’s largest international networking group. We group likeminded business owners into chapters to help them network and build connections that will grow their businesses. Your BNI chapter will be populated by owners and managers of local enterprises in Streatham and the surrounding areas. Meetings are held weekly early in the morning, giving you the chance before work begins to network and promote your services. As you build your relationships, fellow members will refer people to your business. In return, you can do the same for them. We call this giver’s gain and it ensures that everyone benefits from their membership. Referrals are invaluable to growing your business and BNI has the solution to make sure you can sustainably grow and prosper.
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Your fellow BNI members can bring you referred clients who are already interested in your services thanks to word-of-mouth recommendations. This is a far quicker and simpler process than cold calling and far cheaper than advertising campaigns. This is a straightforward and streamlined approach to gaining new customers.
By meeting regularly with your chapter, you can learn about how best to sell and deliver your services in Streatham. You’ll be able to talk things over with fellow business owners who can help you develop the best approach for your company. We’ve found the insights of others to be invaluable when trying to grow a local business.
At BNI we diligently adapt with the times to ensure you get the most out of your membership. We have offered later meeting times to accommodate those with different schedules and opened 52 online chapters in the UK alone. We are constantly looking for changes we can make to ensure we’re providing the best networking service possible.
Our approach brings real results to Streatham businesses. Thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners across the world have thrived thanks to BNI membership. Last year our global members generated an incredible £15 billion in referred business. All made possible by the commitment members show to our guiding principles.
Your local BNI chapter in Streatham is BNI Adventurers. Adventurers is made up of local business owners from a range of fields such as marketing, finance, graphic design, law, property, architecture, health, and a whole host of trades including plumbers and decorators. They passed £533,464 in business to each other last year. BNI has helped our members grow and prosper as well as ensuring that money stays in the local economy. See if Adventurers is right for you and attend a meeting this week. They’re always on the lookout for dynamic professionals keen to learn and grow their business. BNI is your best strategy for business networking in Streatham that brings real results.
If you like the sound of BNI, we’re sure we can find a chapter that will suit your schedule and your business. Take a look and find the perfect fit for you.
Be sure to get in touch to get started with a BNI chapter in Streatham. We encourage you to attend a meeting and see for yourself why people enjoy BNI so much. You’ll be in a chapter of likeminded individuals with the same goals and challenges as you. As a network we can provide invaluable contacts, helping you with services or sourcing other contractors who can help. Our members have found suppliers, tradesmen, installers, distributors, and marketers for their businesses through BNI. Not to mention lifelong friends and invaluable sources of advice and support. Get in touch with BNI to start your journey and build a network that will reach far and wide across Streatham and beyond.
BNI provides you with a close-knit network of Streatham business owners who can refer your business to generate real leads for your services. Building relationships with your fellow chapter members will keep your flow of work consistent and stable, ensuring you’re not desperate for enquiries but also not swamped by them. By keeping you in regular contact with your fellow members you will be able manage the influx of enquiries while still growing your business. You will also be able to pass on recommendations for your members’ businesses to people in your personal life as well, so everyone benefits. We’ve seen incredible success with this process in Streatham and in over 70 countries worldwide. BNI members on average see their business increase by 20% in their first year with us. This is the power of referred business from reputable local business owners. They give you the leads you need to build your customer base and grow your business.
Each of our chapters follow a set of guiding principles. Our core values are a definitive guide to how we believe business should be conducted. They are foundational ideas that members should use to orientate themselves with BNI.
The next step towards learning more about BNI and business networking is to simply attend a chapter meeting. You can sign up today and be at a meeting within a week. Our members are always happy to welcome newcomers and share their experiences. In the last year, UK BNI members generated over £482 million in business for each other. This has led to unprecedented growth for companies of every size across the country and it is all thanks to the connections made in local BNI chapters.
Some of our members have taken the time to share how networking with BNI has transformed their businesses. Take a look and see what we can do for you.
“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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Join BNI today and take your business to the next level. Contact [email protected] to learn more about networking in Streatham.