Our members enjoy unparalleled business growth, while keeping local busines local.
BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals.
Some of the key benefits of a BNI (Business Network International) Membership:
There are numerous benefits to beloning to a BNI Chapter, here are just a few:
Quality Referrals: Our members learn to build trust and collaborate with fellow members to generate quality business Referrals.
Personal Professional Development: You'll have access to our exclusive training programs and opportunities to sharpen your presentation and business skills. Most of our members find their skills are fine tune through our weekly meetings.
Consistent Opportunities: Your participation in up to 52 networking meetings per year will increase your exposure to many other business professionals in your community. Our trade mark style of running a networking meetings allows you to make the most impact for your business in the shortest amount of time. True business professionals understand Time is Money!
Exclusive Member Resources: You'll have access to a range of tools and educational materials on networking, public speaking and business best-practices.Our resources focus on networking skill development, public speaking and business best-practices. BNI continually looks to develop world class resources to empower and educate our members.
What To Expect
To help you get the most out of your first BNI meeting, here are some things to know before you go:
Before attending a BNI meeting, it's key to 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.
The BNI 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 Pro: 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 for your Business: The businesses our members represent are their full-time occupations, ensuring they are able to position themselves as resources and experts in their field.
VIsit us to find out why our Business Networking groups remain the premiere place to share quality referrals and increase your bottom line. Our members currently network on a weekly basis throughout Southern Ontario, from Guelph down the 401 to Windsor & Sarnia