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About BNI - The World's Largest Business Networking and Referral Organisation

Business Network International - BNI AustraliaValues and Benefits of BNI

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

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.

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

•    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 may 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 conferences
•    And much, much more!


How to Participate

BNI started in Australia in 1997, and today there are well over 5,000 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.

Started in January 1985 by Dr. Ivan R. Misner, Founder & Chairman 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.

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