Small Business Connect’s co-founders and a number of our members actively participate in the BNI referral marketing program. SBC is proud to support BNI by offering BNI Chapters a package that include the following opportunities:
- an online SBC Membership Profile for your Chapter for only $30 (including HST).
- the ability to list your Chapter Meetings and Visitor Days in our Events Calendar.
- opportunities for fellow members to offer testimonials and reviews online.
BNI is the largest, most successful referral marketing organization in the world. BNI’s proprietary business networking strategy allows one person per category to actively participate in each chapter, and the primary objective is to help one another build business by referral. BNI provides ongoing training and support to help members to effectively network and generate word-of-mouth referrals for their business and for others.
How BNI Works
Essentially, here’s how BNI works… You teach your fellow chapter members about your business and the types of referrals you’re looking for, and they carry your business cards around with them each day. When they meet someone who could use your product or service, they pass along your card, share a testimonial about your business, and help open the door to a new client opportunity for you. It’s like having an extended team of sales people working to promote your business, only they’re not on your payroll!
Successful businesses depend on word-of-mouth referrals. BNI’s unique marketing program offers a cost effective and structured approach to referral generation. The BNI system of giving and receiving referrals creates a supportive and trusting environment for developing serious business relationships. The relationships you develop will convert network contacts into referred business.
To learn more about BNI or to arrange a chapter visit, please contact the Executive Director of BNI Ontario Central North, Deborah Foster-Stahle at [email protected] or 705-730-6648.