Many of you know I belong to BNI. BNI or Business Network International, is an professionally run weekly meeting of business professionals who meet with the sole purpose of passing referrals and making introductions to each others clients. In Minnesota, there are over 160 chapters with more than 3900 members who collectively have passed almost $100 million in business in the last 12 months. I know that a seat in my chapter, the East Side Alliance, is worth $20,000 per year in new revenue on average.
One of our members recently forwarded a couple of BNI relate YouTube videos to me, and I am sharing them below.
BNI has worked for many people I know personally, in many different kinds of businesses and industries. The membership and other fees come to between $500 and $100 per year, depending on your chapter. Most people recover their investment with 2 or 3 new referrals, or in the first 3 months. In my case the return on marketing dollars spent on BNI is 40 to 1. Sure beats the Yellow Pages.
The only reason to not try BNI is that you already have all the business you can handle. But if you are still looking to increase your business, then you ought to give BNI a try.
And a shout out to my BNI Buddy Jo Baecker for sending these videos to me.Share