The Business Referral OrganizationTM
BNI Miami-Dade, Inc.
2655 Le Jeune Road - 5th Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Toll Free: 800.670.4474
Word of Mouth is the most cost-effective form of advertising possible. BNI provides a structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals for both men and women. If referrals are an important part of your business, then BNI is the organization for you.
Last year BNI members passed a total of 5.6 million referrals generating more than $2.3 Billion in business each other! BNI Miami Dade members generated over $15 million for each other in the local chapters!
BNI is a business and professional organization that allows only one person from each profession to join a chapter. Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you because all the other members carry several copies of your business cards around with them. When they meet someone new who could use your products or services they hand your card out and recommend your services. It's as simple as that!
It's simple because it's based on the proven concept of what goes around, comes around. If I help you, you'll help me and we will both benefit as a result. Would you like to increase your business by 20%, 30%, 50%, or as much as 100%? You can see results like this! Many have.
Only one person per profession is permitted to join a chapter of BNI, so join now before your competitor does.
Visit a chapter this week to see what BNI is all about. Look at our chapter listings to find a meeting place near you.
Missing a BNI meeting
can be hazardous to your wealth!
BNI Business Network Int'l is based in San Dimas, California and was founded by Dr. Ivan Misner. His philosophy was quite simple: Givers Gain.
Today, BNI boasts a membership that is world-wide, and as of the early 2009 consists of more than 5343 chapters (113,000 members) in 42 countries.
BNI Miami-Dade was founded in 1998, through the vision and leadership of a few brave business professionals decided that word of mouth marketing was the most effective way to grow their businesses. The Coral Gables Chapter of BNI was launched under the energy and direction of their inaugural President, Jeff Stay, who is the current Executive Director of Miami-Dade region. Through the efforts of these visionary professionals, BNI is the fastest growing word of mouth marketing system in South Florida, and Internationally. We invite you to take a closer look at what BNI can do for your business by selecting and visiting a chapter meeting. Look to the left margin and click on Find a Chapter or Chapters Forming.
BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals. It does so by helping you build personal 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 salespeople representing your business, and in return you are representing 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 through networking. They are a team. As a participant in BNI, you are responsible for complying with the policies and guidelines of the organization.
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 professional 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.
There is an initial application fee, annual membership dues, and chapters may have a venue fee. Please see the chapter Secretary/Treasurer for exact information. 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 before the next meeting.
Increased exposure to many other business professionals
Substantially increase business through referrals
Learn to effectively talk about your business
Sharpen your presentation skills
Participation in up to 52 networking meetings per year
New Member Packet: Business card book, name badge holder, orientation CD, BNI pin
SuccessNet newsletters with educational material on networking, public speaking, and business
Member Success Program workshop
Advanced Education Series workshops
Leadership Team Training
Participation in business tradeshows
Participation in local conferences
And much, much more!