What is BNI? | iinfo TZANEEN

WHAT IS THE BNI?
 
If you have seen the abbreviation and have wondered about it, here is some light on the subject. BNI is short for Business Network International. With thousands of chapters worldwide, BNI provides a global business network that remains unmatched. It already has 233 thousand global members, 9,5 million, member referrals over the last twelve months, 8114 global chapters, and $ 13.8 B in closed business.
 
Chapters of business people who have registered and joined, meet weekly and build a strong local, national and global network that fuels professional and personal growth.
 
The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional referral marketing program enabling them to develop meaningful, long-term relationships with quality business professionals.
 
With over 2524 members and 112 chapters in South Africa, (2016's stats) BNI member referrals have generated over R600 Million in revenue for member's businesses in South Africa.
 
BNI has the perfect number (7) of core values.
 
Givers Gain – the underlying philosophy of BNI implies giving business to others and getting business in return.
 
Traditions + Innovation – the first reminding you where you come from, laying the foundation of who you are, prompting an ongoing effort to innovate.
 
Building Relationships – learning that networking is more about forming connections with new contacts than hunting for them. People want to do business with people they know and trust. It's all about cultivating those relationships. (Thus: farming instead of hunting.)
 
Recognition – of those contributing.
 
Lifelong Learning – through the continuous improvement of personal and professional skills. BNI aims to provide opportunities to support this.
 
Positive Attitude – within the BNI circle an environment is created where the entrepreneur or business person is surrounded by people happy to help with another's success.
 
Accountability – is needed for a powerful personal network, otherwise it is just another social network.
 
Why join?
 
By joining BNI, you'll increase your exposure to like-minded professionals, gain referrals from a global network and sharpen your networking skills with exclusive member resources. For more information on the BNI chapter in Tzaneen, call 083 721 9058 or send an email to limcor@le-belt.co.za, for attention, Mr Stephan Olivier (chairman). Find the website on www.bni-limpopo.co.za.
 
The 112 chapters of BNI in South Africa are represented in the provinces of the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.
 

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