BNI Alpha, part of the worldwide BNI organisation, is a business networking and support group based in Mill Hill for people who want to grow their business.
What is BNI?
Rather than cold calling to drum up business, wouldn't it be better if your business colleagues referred their own contacts to you? And they would do that because they know how good you, your products and your services are.
That's what BNI is all about. The philosophy is simple - "Givers Gain". If you help others to get more business, they'll want to help you get more business.
As the members of your BNI chapter go about their daily routine and interact with customers, colleagues, friends and family, they take with them their knowledge of your business.
When they meet someone new that could use your products or services they hand out your card and personally recommend your services.
The main purpose of each BNI chapter is to generate more business for its members. At BNI Alpha it's like having more than 30 enthusiastic sales people working for you - for FREE!
If you can you handle more business, BNI is for you.
Does it work?
In the UK and Ireland alone, there are 666 BNI Chapters that in 2010 gave 696,258 referrals, leading to business worth £245 million.
At BNI Alpha , referrals between the members generated more than £823,940.82 worth of business during the last 12 months .
Why does it work so well? Each BNI Chapter has only one representative from each business category. Members know that they have locked out their competition which benefits them in gaining referrals and boosting their business.
BNI Alpha is one of the few lunchtime BNI chapters.
Launched in 2009, we meet every Tuesday lunchtime at the Mill Hill Golf Club from 11.30am to 1:30pm .
The meetings are structured and professional - but always friendly and fun with lots of banter between the members.
The meeting starts at 11.30 with open networking when members and guests get the opportunity to talk to each other informally.
At 12.00 the formal meeting begins and includes:
60 second slots when each member has the opportunity to tell everyone in the room what they do and what referrals they would like.
10 minute presentation - one person each week gets the opportunity to give a more detailed insight into their business.
Details of the training opportunities which are available.
Passing of referrals - the key part of the meeting.
The meeting ends at 1.30pm and there is then the opportunity for further informal networking.
What are the benefits for your business?
Here are just a few …
Substantially increased business through referrals.
Increased exposure to many other local people and businesses.
Access to the BNI resources to help grow your business
Quarterly newsletters with educational material on effective networking.
Training and personal development including regular workshops on networking, presentation skills.
Who's who at BNI Alpha
BNI Alpha is a very warm, welcoming and friendly group with more than 30 members. New members join regularly.
All have lots of contacts which make it a great way to get your business better known and to help you get more customers.
Want to find out more?
Why not visit us and see what being a member of BNI Alpha can do for you and your business? Give it a try and give your business a boost.
You will need a pile of business cards to hand out to the members and £10 for lunch.
Other BNI Chapters in the borough of Barnet
If Tuesday lunchtime isn't suitable for you, there are many other BNI chapters in and around the borough meeting on other days and times. Click the links for more details.
BNI Chipping - Friday mornings at North Finchley
BNI Fortune - Tuesday mornings at Mill Hill
BNI Illustrious - Friday mornings at Arkley
BNI Sunrise - Wednesday mornings at Barnet.
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