To help you get the most out of your first BNI event, here are some things to know before you go:
Visit a chapter prepared to talk about your yourself and your business. Members are interested in getting to know you and create mutually beneficial connections. Make sure you bring plenty of business cards!
Our events are high energy and run according to a structured agenda. They last around 90 minutes with time for additional networking before and after each meeting. Arrive around 15 minutes early so you don't miss out on any opportunities for networking!
You're the Expert:
Only one person from each business specialty is allowed to formally participate in a chapter of BNI, eliminating the possibility of competition among our members. When you successfully apply to be a Chapter Member, you are the sole representative in your specialty and have the opportunity to develop relationships with others in the chapter as their go-to person for your services.
Respect Your Craft:
The businesses our members represent are their full-time occupations, ensuring they are able to position themselves as resources and experts in their field.