BNI can help anyone who is looking to grow their business in West Wickham. Whether you own a business on the A232 or are a tradesman operating in the properties along Layhams Road, it would be great to hear from you. Here at BNI, we will group you with other local businessowners who can give you referrals that will enable your company to take that next step. Referrals are a vitally important part of generating revenue for your business. When it comes to referred business, 98% of companies say that they rely on it for the majority of their cashflow, despite only 3% having a strategy in place to generate it. When you become a part of BNI, referrals from your fellow members will mean you have access to potential clients who have stated an interest in your services. In fact, they’ll be waiting for you to get in touch with them. We see this as a far more productive and enjoyable way of doing business than cold calling, and it is entirely facilitated by our chapter system. An essential part of your business’s growth, BNI is your golden ticket for word-of-mouth referrals.
BNI is an international networking group that brings businessowners together with the aim of helping and supporting each other. Despite our global reach, we have a local focus. We create chapters for each area so that you can connect with local, likeminded people and drive revenue in your community. When you join a BNI chapter, unlike larger networking groups, you can rest assured that your business will be unique within it. This means you can concentrate on developing your business without having to be concerned about direct competitors being in the same room. We do everything we can to ensure that our members can share help, advice, and referrals between each other to create an environment of mutual benefit.
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The entire process of picking up a client can take around eight working hours. That’s a full day devoted to sourcing new work. BNI makes this process simpler, enabling you to get word-of-mouth referrals from fellow businessowners who you can count on.
At larger networking events, while you have the benefit of meeting potential clients, you are often in the same room as people offering the same service as you. BNI allows you to network and increase your clientele without having to think about competing with anyone else.
BNI is constantly growing, so we’re always keeping an eye out for ways in which we can adapt and change. Our chapters had always met early in the morning, but parents and entrepreneurs operating on a different schedule could not make these meetings. That’s why we opened ‘brunch slots’, enabling more businesspeople to contribute to BNI and access the benefits. We have also been running 52 online groups in the UK for over a year now.
Our results speak for themselves. Last year, over £15 billion was generated by our members as a result of referrals. What we do is highly effective. We empower businessowners to generate large amounts of revenue. We will help you grow your business in a manageable way whilst also providing you with valuable contacts in your region.
We run chapters all over the UK, with various meeting times and online chapters available. We know that we’ve got the ideal fit for you and your business. Choose BNI for networking in West Wickham.
Get in touch and find a BNI chapter you can access from West Wickham. You can visit a meeting and start building relationships with your fellow members right away. You will be in a room with likeminded businessowners who also want to grow their clientele through referrals. By joining a BNI chapter, you are integrating yourself into a group of people with similar goals to you. Plus, you are becoming part of a support network that you can turn to during the highs and lows of owning a business. You will have newfound links to potential partners, marketers, suppliers, distributors, and friends. Being part of such a diverse group of businessowners will benefit you in both your professional and personal life.
Here at BNI, we make you part of a forward-thinking networking group which can get you the real, organic leads that your West Wickham business needs. Building a strong relationship with your chapter members means you can benefit from a steady influx of work, making low cashflow or unmanageable enquiries a thing of the past. This enables you to increase your income and grow your business at a sustainable rate. BNI also gives you the opportunity to pass on referrals yourself, boosting your relationship with the people you refer and the members you refer them to. This process has been hugely successful in West Wickham and around the world. BNI members, on average, see their business grow 20% in their first year after joining. Referrals make sustainable growth happen, giving you valuable organic leads.
Our simple list of values guides everything that goes on in our chapters. These core principles define the way we change how the world does business. All our members are encouraged to refer to this list to orientate themselves with our process ahead of embarking on their BNI journey.
We strongly advise anyone in West Wickham to visit one of our meetings for a further insight into what we’re about at BNI. Our approachable members would be delighted to welcome you and get on with helping you grow your business. Over the last 12 months, BNI members in the UK generated more than £482 million in business between one another. This was possible thanks to the incredible impact of our chapters up and down the country. To see just how much BNI can help your business grow, get in touch today.
BNI members have been more than happy to share their experience of being a part of our chapters, and how it benefitted their businesses.
“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 see how it helps your business to reach new heights. Contact [email protected] to learn more about networking in West Wickham.