BNI® is the most successful organisation of its type in the world. There are currently over 10,000 Chapters and more than 270,000 Members in 72 countries globally. Members of BNI® have passed millions of referrals and this translates into billions of pounds in business being passed between our Members.
The philosophy of BNI® is ….. Givers Gain®:
If I give business to the Members of my Chapter, in return they will want to give business to me… and it works!”
By meeting regularly on a Thursday, plus arranging one to one meetings and also social events we get to know each other, and each other's businesses really well This puts us in a great position when we are listening out for each other and means we can match our members and the services they provide to prospective clients. More often than not this results in business being done and long term trading relationships being formed and when our members do a great job this will often lead to further referrals from happy clients. This is the long term power of BNI.
Training and ongoing personal development if the lifeblood of any small to medium sized business and BNI offers a multitude of training subjects through various mediums from face to face through to podcasts. There is initial training which is purely aimed at members getting the most out of their BNI membership and getting a return on their investment as quickly as possible. Every member takes this training so that we all understand how to support each other and ultimately make money.
How do you know if you have been successful if you don't measure your results against your objectives. Every business should be doing this and BNI is no different. We set ourselves goals and objectives and work together as a team to achieve these goals. We make ourselves accountable to each other and work for each other. To coin a phrase "the power of the many outweighs the few".
These are teams of businesses which have a synergy with each other, either because of the business types or the markets that they sell into. By working together in these focussed teams the results can be amazing. The latest numbers show that nearly 70% of your BNI generated business will come from your power team. You can learn more about power teams by clicking here.