Being a part of the BNI Magnum chapter is like having your own team of sales people working for you. Members will be carrying your cards and referring your business to people they meet. Successful businesses depend on 'word-of-mouth' marketing as the best form of promotion there is.
BNI provides a structured, supportive, business environment in which local business people get together to network, learn new marketing skills and develop strong personal relationships that lead to trust and the consequent generation of business for each other.
Most businesses advertise. We would never suggest that you stop your advertising. What we ask is that you "Compare the Value". The cost of a single insertion of a small display advertisement in a newspaper today can run between £200 and £2,000. Sending out flyers by mail can be equally expensive. The small investment to get into BNI is the most efficient and cost effective way there is to get new business, and is tremendous value!
As you probably know, it is much better to do business with people who trust you. The referred lead is normally a much better prospect than someone you’ve never met or spoken with before. In general referrals:
We also tend to prefer referrals because they bring in customers at little or no cost. Cold calling can waste an enormous amount of time for the few sales it may generates. Advertising, even when targeted to specific markets, can still be relatively inefficient. But a single referral can start a chain reaction of business, as one customer recommends you to others, who then, in turn, tell people they know who could use your products or services.
If you would like to find out more about how you can generate a steady flow of referral business for yourself in our BNI Chapter, come and visit us and judge for yourself!
BNI is the most successful business networking referral organisation in the world. What could BNI do for you and your business?
Thanks to the BNI my confidence in public speaking has grown a great amount. Being a part of this networking business is one of the best things I have done since setting up my own business. They provide excellent training opportunities as well as a group of like minded business people all helping each other. It is just simply SPECTACULAR.Stephanie Heed - Wedding & Events Planner
The BNI has provided me with valuable networking skills as well as trusted business contacts and friends. I have seen my levels of business increase as a result of my BNI membership and I look forward to continuing my BNI membership for a long time.Stuart Alexander - Resolute Financial Advisers
I have found the BNI very useful not just for getting referrals but for finding trusted businesses I can rely on to provide me with a very professional service. I have built up some good relationships within the BNI and I feel this key in business as I can't do everything but I can probably find someone within the BNI that can.Jamie Paton - J. Paton Plumbing & Heating.
I joined the BNI in 2005 the same year I started my own company. It has been an invaluable asset to both my business and my personal development over the last 10 years. Over 60% of my current clients have been a direct result from the BNI and the power of referrals.Debbie Sutherland - Website Designer
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