With over 263,400 members worldwide, BNI is the largest business referral and networking organization in the world. We offer members the opportunity to gain new clients and businesses, gain new contacts, gain new skills, network and share ideas. We help our members grow their business through a structured, positive and professional referral program that enables them to develop meaningful, long-term relationships.
BNI was established in 1985 in the United States and today has over 9,253 chapters operating in over 76+ countries.
The philosophy of BNI is built upon the idea of “Givers Gain®”: By giving business to others, you will get business in return. This is predicated on the age-old idea of “What goes around, comes around.”
Our Core Values
BNI is built on a set of guiding principles which form the foundation on which members interact, conduct themselves and fulfill their goals. At BNI, we’re Changing the Way the World does Business®.
The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional “word-of-mouth” program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.
Belonging to BNI is like having
dozens of sales people working for you…
…because all of them carry several copies of your business cards around with them. When they meet someone who could use your products or services, they take out your card and recommend you.* It’s as simple as that! It’s simple because it’s based on a proven concept by BNI Founder, Dr. Ivan Misner, called “Givers Gain®.” If I give you business you’ll give me business and we’ll both benefit as a result.
BNI provides a structured and
supportive system of giving and receiving business.
It does so by providing an environment in which you develop personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals. By establishing this “formal” relationship with other people, you will have the opportunity to substantially increase your business.
Last year, that is in 2018 alone,
members of BNI passed over 10.4 million referrals…
…which generated over $15.5 billion dollars’ (U.S.) (i.e. N5.4 trillion at the exchange rate of N360/$) worth of business for its members! You can get a share of these by joining BNI. Our target this year is to a minimum of $18 billion worth of businesses for members.
BNI is a business and professional networking organization that allows only one person per professional classification or specialty to join a chapter.
So, would you like to increase your
business by 20%, 30%, 50% or as much as 100%?
You can see results like this! Many have. Some participants have added as many as 50 new clients in the first 2 years!!! Successful businesses depend on word-of-mouth. Word-of-mouth advertising is the best advertising there is.
By joining BNI, you’ll increase your exposure to like-minded professionals, gain referrals from a global network and sharpen your business networking skills with exclusive resources.