Why Join BNI?

Values and Benefits of BNI 

FACT: 98% of businesses rely on referrals to gain new business.

FACT: only 3% of businesses have a strategy for generating referrals.

BNI Team chapters provide a positive, supportive, and structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals. We do so by helping you build personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals. Last year, members of BNI Team chapters passed referrals that generated millions of dollars of business for each other. Belonging to BNI is like having a group of salespeople representing your business, and in return you are representing their businesses. What goes around comes around. If I help you, you'll help me and we will both benefit as a result.

Networking requires commitment. The most successful chapters of BNI are comprised of participants who are sincerely committed to helping one another. They are a high performing team. As a participant in BNI, you are responsible for complying with the policies and guidelines of the organisation.

Our members enjoy unparalleled business growth.

BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals. 

Benefits of BNI

There are countless benefits to joining BNI.

  • Increase Business Prospects: You'll substantially increase your business through referrals.
  • Professional Development: You'll have access to our exclusive training programs and opportunities to sharpen your presentation and business skills.
  • Great Networking Opportunities: Your participation in up to 52 networking meetings per year will increase your exposure to many other business professionals in your community.
  • Exclusive Member Resources: You'll have access to a range of tools and educational materials on networking, public speaking and business best-practices.

What To Expect

To help you get the most out of your first BNI meeting, here are some things to know before you go:

  • Be Prepared: Visit a chapter prepared to talk about your business. Members are interested in getting to know how connections with visitors can be mutually beneficial. Also, don't forget to bring your business cards.
  • Meetings: As a visitor, you can attend a chapter meeting twice. Remember to use this time to get know the chapter personality, and its members, not to promote your business. Meetings are high energy and run according to a structured agenda. They last around 90 minutes with time for additional networking before and after each meeting. Arrive around 15 minutes early so you don't miss out on any opportunities for networking, and be sure to sign in as a visitor.
  • You're the Expert: Only one person from each professional specialty is allowed to join a chapter of BNI, eliminating the possibility of competition among our members. When you join a chapter, you are the sole representative of your field and can develop relationships with others in the chapter as their go-to person for your services.
  • Respect Your Craft: The businesses our members represent are their full-time occupations, ensuring they are able to position themselves as resources and experts in their field.

Membership Investment

There is an initial application fee, annual membership dues, and chapters may have a venue fee. All the information you need is provided at the Chapter meeting. When you apply to participate in BNI your application will be reviewed by the chapter's Membership Committee and you will be notified of the status of your application before the next meeting.

Benefits

  • Increased exposure to many other business professionals
  • Substantially increase business through referrals
  • Learn to effectively talk about your business
  • Sharpen your presentation skills
  • Participation in up to 52 networking meetings per year
  • New Member Packet: Business card book, name badge holder, orientation CD, BNI pin
  • SuccessNet newsletters with educational material on networking, public speaking, and business
  • Member Success Program workshop
  • Advanced Education Series workshops
  • Leadership Team Training
  • Participation in business trade shows
  • Participation in local conferences

For more information please contact the BNI Sydney Central and South Coast office at +61 2 9191 0691 or click here to send an email message.

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