BNI's mission is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional referral marketing program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.
Marim says about one-third of her clients are directly from BNI referrals, but the other two-thirds are from the networking skills that she has developed as a BNI member.
“BNI is so much more than a meeting. It is an environment where like-minded people work together as a team to make each and every member grow, shine and soar into greatness. My years with BNI have been the best years in my business life. The friendships, mentoring, accountability have all been things that the yearly dues cannot cover! It would have cost thousands of dollars for all I have learned with my membership dues.”
Joining BNI was one of the best decisions for growing our business. It was the difference between staying in business during the "great recession". Now that business has picked back up, BNI is still the meeting we look forward to most during the week. We leave energized and ready to take on the world.
I started my own law firm less than a year after being graduating from law school and I can honestly say that my firm would not have survived had it not been for business generated through BNI. Two years later, my business has grown exponentially, I've hired support staff, and 50% of my business is BNI business.
Last year my BNI membership generated $45,000 in revenue. This is revenue I would not have realized had I not been a member. When I do the math, my cost of BNI membership is trivial compared to the dividends. By far the best decision I have made since first starting my business has been BNI.
I highly recommend BNI membership to any business that is serious about being successful. BNI follows a proven system that brings out the best in people to make business generation natural, fun and consistent. Referrals from BNI are directly responsible for six-figures of our firm’s revenue, making the ROI amazing. However, the association with other business owners who invest their time, effort and friendships into helping us succeed make my seat in the chapter priceless!