Started in January of 1985 by Founder and Chairman Ivan R. Misner, Ph.D., BNI is a business and professional networking organization that allows only one person per professional classification or specialty to join a chapter. BNI Provides positive, supportive and structured environment to further business through word of mouth marketing.
Since 1985, BNI Members have passed over 11 Million Referrals generating over
$6 Billion (US) in New Business!
*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 service, 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 Givers Gain™: If I help you, you'll help me and we will both benefit as a result.
*Some professions, specifically attorneys and certain health care professionals may not be permitted to seek direct referrals through in-person solicitation through the use of business cards pursuant to their ethical code. Members of BNI that belong to these professions are directed to follow their profession's own ethical guidelines.
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BNI Featured on PBS' Nightly Business Report 2/23/10:
Maria Ngo & Ray DuGray (Hosts/Executive Producers of The Strip View Live! Success Talk Show in Las Vegas) interview Dr. Ivan Misner (BNI Founder/Chairman) on the subject of business networking and BNI, at the S.A.N.G. II meeting (Speakers and Authors Network Group) in Las Vegas
Ever wonder what takes place at a BNI meeting? Our friends from BNI Alabama took a 90 minute BNI meeting and turned it into a 5 minute preview video
Testimonials from members in Ohio
Testimonials from members in the United Kingdom
Mexico (En Espanol)
The "BNI Song" - British Member Richard Swan performed this to open "The Big Breakfast" event in London during International Networking Week. If you were wondering why you should join BNI, Richard tells you why to the tune of Don Mclean's "American Pie"
BNI'S Philosophy: GIVERS GAIN™!
To help people increase their business through a structured, positive, and supportive word of mouth marketing program.
BNI'S Code of Ethics:
1. I will provide the quality of services at the prices I have quoted.
2. I will be truthful with the members and their referrals.
3. I will build goodwill and trust among BNI members and their referrals.
4. I will take responsibility for following up on the referrals I receive.
5. I will display a positive and supportive attitude with BNI members.
6. **I will live up to the ethical standards of my profession.
**NOTE: Professional standards outlined in a formal code of ethics, supersede the above standards.