Why BNI?

FACT: 98% of businesses rely on referrals to gain new business.
FACT: Only 3% of businesses have a strategy for generating referrals.

 

Our mission is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional referral marketing program that entables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.

 

BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals. It does so by helping you build relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals.

Last year, members of BNI passed millions of referrals that generated billions of dollars of business for each other. Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of people promoting your business, and in return you are promoting their businesses. What goes around comes around. If I help you, you'll help me and we will both benefit as a result. We call that Givers Gain.

Networking requires commitment. The most successful chapters of BNI are comprised of participants who are sincerely committed to helping one another and operate as a high performing Team.

BNI Australia is a fast growing business referral group focusing on helping members succeed in their profession and industry. Our aim is the help business to gain new clients. We do this by allowing our members to grow their networks and develop a lead generation strategy. We invite owners, executives and other representatives of all types and sizes of businesses to join our business referral club. Find a chapter near you to find out how you can be one of our successful members.


What You Should Know

•    Weekly meetings last for 90 minutes. Members need to arrive on time and stay for the entire meeting.
•    Only one person from each business specialty is accepted into a chapter of BNI.
•    All participants must represent their primary occupation.
•    Attendance is critical. If you cannot attend a meeting, you may send a substitute.​


Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to see the questions people most often ask about BNI membership.


Membership Investment

There is an initial application fee, annual membership dues, and chapters have a venue fee. Please see visit a BNI chapter and all the necessary information will be provided at the meeting. When you apply to participate in BNI your application will be reviewed by the chapter’s Membership Committee and you will be notified of the status of your application before the next meeting.
 

Benefits
•    Increased exposure to many other businesses
•    Substantially increase business through referrals
•    Effectively promote your business
•    Sharpen your presentation skills
•    Participation in over 50 networking meetings per year
•    Newsletters with educational material on networking, public speaking, and business
•    Member Success Program workshop
•    Leadership Team Training/Chapter Success Seminars
•    Business tradeshows
•    Local, National and International conferences

 


How to Participate

BNI started in Australia in 1997, and today there are well over 6,000 businesses that participate in BNI in Australia. BNI is for all types of businesses. Today Chapter Membership is made up of small, medium and large businesses, including representation from major financial institutions in Australia. We now have over 200 business referral chapters or clubs across the country.

Started in January 1985 by Dr. Ivan R. Misner, Founder of BNI. BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment for men and women to further their business through referral marketing.

Networking requires commitment. The most successful chapters of BNI are comprised of participants who are sincerely committed to helping one another and operate as a high performing Team.


What you should know:

Only one person from each business specialty is permitted to participate in a chapter of BNI.

All participants should represent their primary occupation, not a part-time business.

Attendance is critical. If you cannot attend a weekly meeting, you may send a substitute. 

Participation in the chapter by members is a key to the success of a group. Members can participate by bringing bona-fide referrals and/or visitors to their BNI chapter.

Contact us to learn more about our group and our business referral program.

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