Welcome to BNI

About BNI - BNI (Business Network International) is a business and professional referral organisation whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals and develop word-of-mouth marketing techniques. Unlike other networking groups, BNI provides its members with a structure and a plan to enable them to network in a deliberate and professional manner. As an organisation, BNI keeps track of the number of referrals passed by each chapter and encourages the members to record the dollar value of the business they receive. This information remains confidential within the BNI Chapter. BNI supports its chapters through regular website communication and marketing ideas and tips. Members' performance is monitored and assessed at year end, but the focus is very much on encouraging new business, and strong networking to build relationships and establish a wide circle of contacts, and work colleagues. No sales are generated until trust is established, and the weekly meeting provides a forum for learning more about each member's business, sharing in their successes, and establishing the elements of trust, reliability, honesty, and professionalism which are integral to any business and personal relationship.   Rapid growth has seen BNI become the world's largest business referral organisation, with currently over 160,000 members in over 6,500 chapters in 55 countries, including Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Sweden, South Africa, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, India and most recently South Korea. The members of BNI North City Chapter all know that BNI works. We have all had business and new sales as a result of contacts provided within BNI.  A bigger BNI Chapter just means more contacts, more word of mouth marketing and more sales.

About the founder of BNI

About the founder of BNI

Dr. Ivan Misner is the founder and Chairman of business networking organization BNI, called the “Father of Modern Networking” by CNN and the “Networking Guru” by Entrepreneur magazine, click here to read more about Ivan Misner on wikipedia

He is a columnist for Entrepreneur.com and Fox Business News and has taught business management at several universities throughout the United States. In addition, he is the Senior Partner for the Referral Institute - a referral training company with trainers around the world.

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