Thanks to BNI in the past year (2011) Innovabiz have increased our business some 5 fold, with about 60% of the new business coming directly from referrals delivered by members of this chapter. Several of those referrals will provide ongoing business in the longer term.
In addition to that, I’ve built some rewarding partnerships and made some good friends along the way. Thank you BNI, the process really works!
BNI is an excellent forum for like-minded small business people, to meet, assist and support each other. The nature of getting to know each others businesses, we indirectly become salespeople for each other, and this results in the passing of qualified (warm) referrals. “Givers Gain” – helping each other to grow our businesses.
I have run two businesses and BNI has been an integral element of my success. I have launched a new business venture and I wouldn’t consider operating a business without the incorporation of BNI into my business planning. As a BNI member I have access to other business professionals that I can trust to assist me in growing my client base. I also benefit from the wealth of knowledge and business expertise my fellow BNI members bring to this chapter.
BNI means profit and it is the best form of marketing in terms of return vs dollars spent. BNI has linked me with a great group of professionals that help me to keep my business going and means I’m around people I know and trust.
Without the support network that we have found in this chapter of BNI, Dewey Creative wouldn’t be the success story that it has become.
Literally in less than one year, we went from a small home based business, to establishing our own studio premises and even employing staff to assist us.
Along the way, we have tripled our client base and our profit, meaning we were able to solidify our reputation as experts in our respective field.
Networks such as BNI have been invaluable for our business, and the friendships and professional alliances that we have made have equalled success in all aspects of our lives.