The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional “word-of-mouth” program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.
BNI is a professional marketing organization specializing in word-of-mouth referrals. The BNI strategy relies on a business networking strategy that generates business referrals within many diverse networks. BNI relies on structured business groups wherein each member carries the other’s business cards. When a “prospect” is met, the business card and testimonial information is shared and a referral is most often created.
BNI meetings are held weekly. It is expected that our members attend every meeting and in circumstances where they can’t, a substitute should be sent. Success in BNI takes time. It is all about building relationships with your fellow chapter members and developing a good understanding of their businesses.
The first step is to visit a chapter or chapters in your region to ensure that BNI is something you feel will add value to your business. All chapters are listed on the website. Only one person per trade or profession is permitted per chapter. Contact the BNI Regional Director for the chapter you are interested in prior to your visit to ensure that there is a vacancy for you.
Tel: 416.652.9098, ext 116