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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


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.

 


 

BNI Alpha website

 



What's involved?


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.

 

See the names and details of all the members.

 

 



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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In April 2012, said about BNI Alpha

During the course of buying a car from Donna Obstfeld from DOHR, Donna mentioned BNI to me. I had heard of it before but avoided it as the early morning meetings simply didn’t suit me. When I found out it was a lunch time meeting I couldn’t fault the idea of at least visiting. The welcome I received and the amount of business being passed in the room clinched it and I joined the next week. That was a year ago and BNI is now an essential part of my business. It is not only the huge amount of business that has been passed to me from my colleagues but also the varying business ideas, genuine support and camaraderie that will keep me enjoying my Tuesdays. I understand that many people either do not understand the ethic or BNI is simply not for them but if one embraces the training & philosophy it can prove to be an invaluable addition to one’s business. I cannot recommend this networking organisation highly enough. Martin Dyke Manor Hill Cars Ltd. www.manorhillcars.co.uk 07983 499606

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In January 2012, said about BNI Alpha

I was a long time member at a BNI breakfast group but found the early mornings conflicted with my late night business. Eventually I left BNI but found that there was a gap in my business. When I discovered a lunch time BNI Chapter I was more than happy to rejoin, and relish once again having a business support network around me. More than that, I must confess that this "Alpha" BNI group is better by far than my first group in terms of the quality of members. The group has a rock solid committee which steers the Chapter as if it were the board of a top notch, blue chip PLC. It sets targets, it motivates the members and it makes it THE place to be. BNI is not for everyone. It requires dedication, energy and commitment. The drive and community spirit of this BNI group means that it has become a very important part of my business. Hayley Lehmann Photographer 020 8447 0728 www.hayleylehmann.co.uk Hayley@hayleylehmann.co.uk

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In January 2012, said about BNI Alpha

Nearly one year I am a member of BNI Alpha and I see a good progress. My company is growing and my communication skills too. I am happy to see all members of our group every Tuesday on lunchtime at Mill Hill Golf Club to discuss their needs and helping them, if I can. I hope to bring more referrals to all fellow members. YOU GIVE - YOU GET. Peter Pálffy your electrician Peter Pálffy - S A R I 07789 322 557 sari.pp@gmail.com

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In January 2012, said about BNI Alpha

My business has been trading for 25 years. I was invited along to a meeting of BNI Alpha in Mill Hill in November 2011. Initially I had reservations as to whether or not this was something that would benefit our company. I was wrong - being in the company of other business people from a diverse variety of professions has proved to be invigorating and stimulating. Everyone in the group is motivated to help one another build and improve their businesses. For anyone looking for ways to improve and enhance their business they will find this a great way to benefit from the company of a group of likeminded enthusiastic people. I now have 30+ people promoting my business. Plus it's fun! The weekly meetings have given me an invaluable opportunity to promote our website. Philip Levy Amelie Chocolat 01707 325 855 www.ameliechocolat.co.uk

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In January 2012, said about BNI Alpha

I have benefited immensely by being a member of the BNI Alpha chapter over the past year. Not only have I gained new business, but have found that the overall experience and training days that I have attended have helped me as a person have more confidence and improved my communication and relationship skills. I have taken many visitors along to see for themselves and they have all been so impressed that three of them have also joined the group! Mike Yan Active Webdezign ltd www.webdezign.co.uk 020 8446 1581

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In January 2012, said about BNI Alpha

I joined BNI Alpha in March 2009 and since that time I have been amazed by the positive effect that it has had. The Alpha group is now a team of 30+ and we meet regularly once a week to educate our fellow members on how our businesses work and what sort of referrals would be useful to us. BNI was new to me but having been thrown into the role of business owner following the death of my mother, I was delighted with the training given that has helped grow my business. My fellow members are not only a highly professional group of like minded business people but many have also become good friends. We meet at a very civilized time - no early mornings for us and the business passed regularly is testimonial to the fact that BNI works. Debbie Essex Jeffersons Management Services 020 8369 5580 www.jeffersons.uk.net

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In January 2012, said about BNI Alpha

I have been a member of BNI Alpha for about 18 months now. I find it an invaluable source of new clients and also business ideas. To have 30+ people all seeking to find you new business opportunities for me is awesome. BNI has a tried and tested framework. I have also met a lot of very nice and inspiring people. Here’s to many more years of prosperous BNI-ing. Andrew Hart Serenity Financial Planning 07775 603 930 www.serenityfp.com

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In January 2012, said about BNI Alpha

First introduced to BNI in 2007 when DOHR was established, I understood the concept immediately, but the time of the breakfast meetings did not work for me or my family. The lunchtime format provides me with a structured framework for generating new business. It has taken time as people don't understand the benefits of HR like they do photographers, printers or accountants. Over the last three years, I have built relationships with fellow members through regular 121s, weekly 60 second marketing slots and 6 monthly 10 minute business presentations. It has taken time, but over the last three years the amount of business generated from my BNI membership has significantly increased and now produces a robust income stream without which my business may not have grown and survived. Apart from the benefits to the business, I have developed great relationships with other local business owners who provide me with moral and practical support. I will be renewing my membership. Donna Obstfeld DOHR 01923 504 100 www.dohr.co.uk

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In January 2012, said about BNI Alpha

After 7 years of membership I just keep renewing because being a member of BNI consistently provides my firm with a significant number of new clients. Having 30+ colleagues who regularly talk to their friends and colleagues about my business is amazing. I cannot recommend BNI highly enough. Simon Shaffer Moerans Solicitors 020 8952 0242 www.moerans.com

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In January 2012, said about BNI Alpha

I joined BNI Alpha as I knew the power of networking but was never able to make the traditional BNI breakfast meetings. Upon discovery that there was a BNI lunchtime meeting available I was very pleased to find BNI Alpha in Mill Hill. The group is very welcoming and I have formed great business and personal relationships with many of the members and the increase in business is noticeable in my monthly turnover. I am a huge advocate of networking and feel its an essential part of any business marketing plan. In addition to the business relationships and increase in sales for me, the training and support offered is applicable to other areas in business and personal life and truly rewarding. If you were going to independently look for similar training i would imagine the cost would be tenfold. I am very pleased I walked into the room that initial meeting! Jane Russell Russell Automotive Centre & Garage Express 0208 2000 995 or 0208 905 8788 www.rac-london.co.uk

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In December 2011, said about BNI Alpha

My company Coraff Carpets has always relied on referral and recommendation for new business. When I went to BNI for the first time I was very impressed to see that this is how BNI also works but in a much more structured way. I have now been in BNI for two years and there has been a real return on our membership. The training you are given by BNI can help you focus and improve your own business by working smarter. Being in a room with 35 people who all have a positive attitude to building their own business and helping you increase your business really does make you feel like part of a bigger team. Paul Abbott Coraff Carpets 020 8731 7766 paul@coraffcarpets.co.uk www.coraffcarpets.co.uk

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In December 2011, said about BNI Alpha

As a one-man-band, running a business can sometimes be a lonely process. By joining BNI Alpha just under 2 months ago I have found plenty of new customers and received valuable training which allowed me to grow the business. Since I joined, I suddenly belong somewhere by meeting the group regularly and I do look forward to our meetings because they are serious about business but fun to attend. It is fantastic to have 30+ people who meet repeatedly to learn something new about my business and then spread the word! Roman Endisch OneCallFix, The computer doctors on call 020 8099 9909 www.onecallfix.com

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