Business networking in Welling is the perfect way to sustainably grow your local company. At BNI we are revolutionising the world of networking by providing an environment where local business owners collaborate to share referrals and advice with one another to create an environment of mutual benefit. Referred business is incredibly valuable to a growing enterprise, and BNI membership ensures that you can gain new clients and leads at a sustainable rate so that you are not wasting time cold calling. Referrals are so significant that 98% of business say that referred business makes up the majority of their cashflow. However, only 3% of businesses have a strategy to generate it. By signing up for BNI you are ensuring that you have access to referrals from reputable business owners. Whether you are running a new business on Bellgrove Road or Falconwood Parade or are a tradesman serving the leafy suburban roads of Okehampton Crescent or Westwood Lane, we’re certain that you can benefit from the friendly and collaborative environment we’ve built at BNI.
BNI facilitates networking across the globe, based on the principle of giver’s gain. We divide our members into local chapters, ensuring that each business is unique within their chapter, so you won’t be in the same room as your competition. From here weekly meetings enable you to get to know likeminded business owners with similar drive and goals as you. Members share referrals, offer jobs, and suggest leads. This ensures that revenue is kept in the local economy, and that all Welling businesses mutually benefit. By fostering collaboration, instead of competition, local business owners have had incredible results. Our members find BNI invaluable once they’ve joined and often don’t need any other marketing strategy.
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First and foremost, referrals help you gain customers who are already interested in your services and want to hear from you. Take the cold out of the call and streamline how you acquire new clients. BNI gives you more reliable control over the influx of customers, helping you grow sustainably.
Our weekly meetings enable you to learn about other business owners in your area, where they’ve found success, and the challenges that they’ve faced. You can also learn about what customers in your area want and how to better reach them. You can enjoy all of this, without needing to be worried about your competition being in the same room.
We believe that adaptability is one of our greatest strengths. While we are very confident in our approach and process, we are not above adjusting it to better suit the needs of our members. We’ve started to run meetings later in the morning for members who couldn’t make our earlier slots as well as introducing 52 online only chapters which have running for over a year.
We believe the positive results of our process speak for themselves. BNI members generated £15 billion worth of business for each other thanks to referrals. By facilitating connections and building a positive, supportive, and collaborative environment business owners can generate revenue and grow their businesses in ways they never thought possible.
Your nearest BNI chapter in Welling is BNI Kent. A dynamic group of passionate business owners, they have seen enormous success thanks to our principles and their commitment to one another. Members in the area generated over £23 million worth of business. This is all thanks to the environment of mutual benefit and the power of referrals. This also means that revenue remains in the local economy and local businesses, rather than disappearing into the pocket of large multinational corporations. Finding the right fit for your business is essential, so have a look and see if BNI Kent is right for you. You can start your BNI journey by attending a meeting and getting to know people right away.
Our hundreds of chapters across the UK have reported more than £521 million worth of new business last year. No matter where you are or what your requirements, we’re certain we can find a group that’ll suit you.
Joining your local BNI chapter gives you the opportunity to connect with likeminded business owners in your area. By building such a strong network in a positive environment you can enormously benefit your own business, meeting potential suppliers, marketers, distributors, customers, and lifelong friends. We make sure that there is always a diversity of fields in our chapters, so you’ll undoubtedly be impressed by who you’ll meet and connect with. Such a network would be valuable to anyone, but to a business owner these positive connections with other companies in your area are priceless. When you join BNI you can build a diverse, close-knit network all built on collaboration and mutual benefit for you and other businesses in your area.
Referrals from fellow members represent real customers with an existing, genuine interest in your services. It cuts down massively on the time you spend seeking new business. By networking in Welling with BNI you can gain more of these referrals while offering your own to other chapter members. A steady stream of referrals will ensure that you are sustainably growing your business and can increase your revenue and reputation in the area. On average BNI members see their business increase by 20% in their first year with us. This process works. It is a collaborative and positive way to grow your business in Welling.
At BNI we base all of our work on a set of guiding principles. Our core values define our process and the attitude we expect our members to have at their chapter meetings. These fundamental values shape everything that we do as we change the way the world does business.
If you’re serious about growing your Welling business with genuine referrals from likeminded business owners, get in touch today. You can attend a meeting at your local chapter this week and see what we’re about and how we can benefit you. Members of your local chapter will be delighted to welcome you and show you the ropes. In the last year, BNI chapters in the UK have generated £482 million of business with the connections made at our meetings. Referrals are your golden ticket for growing your Welling business with real, sustainable results.
Many of our members have been delighted with their successes after joining BNI. See how they’ve benefitted and how BNI can help 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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Sign up for your local BNI chapter and transform your business. Contact [email protected] to learn more about networking in Welling.