BNI, or Business Networking International, is the largest business networking organization in the world. We offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals.
The philosophy of this organization is built upon the idea of “Givers Gain®”: By giving business to others, you will get business in return. This is predicated on the age-old idea of “What goes around, comes around.”
The mission of BNI® is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional “word-of-mouth” program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.
We are a group of experienced, successful professionals, in all careers, who believe that NYC business networking need not be that boring, droll, the no personality card exchange that we have all experienced. We believe that it really is no fun to be in business… If you are not having fun doing business. BNI 3 is one of the oldest New York City BNI chapters. We espouse the BNI mantra: “Givers Gain”, all the while acting as each other’s business muses, sales reps, referral partners, and personal board of directors. When you experience a BNI 3 meeting, you will start the day with a smile on your face and the feeling that you have all the resources to conquer your business mountain. If you are not having fun doing business then you should check out BNI 3.
…because all of them carry several copies of your business cards around with them. When they meet someone who could use your products or services, they take out your card and recommend you.* It’s as simple as that! It’s simple because it’s based on a proven concept by BNI Founder, Dr. Ivan Misner, called “Givers Gain®.” If I give you business you’ll give me business and we’ll both benefit as a result.
Last year alone, members of BNI® passed 6.5 million referrals…
…which generated over $2.8 billion dollars (U.S.) worth of business for its members! BNI® is a business and professional networking organization that allows only one person per professional classification or specialty to join a chapter.
Would you like to increase your business by 20%, 30%, 50% or as much as 100%?
You can see results like this! Many have. Some participants have added as many as 50 new clients in the first 2 years! Successful businesses depend on word-of-mouth. Word-of-mouth advertising is the best advertising there is.
BNI® provides a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving business.
It does so by providing an environment in which you develop personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals. By establishing this “formal” relationship with other people, you will have the opportunity to substantially increase your business.
(*) Note, 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.
HOW will I benefit from BNI®?
- Increased exposure to many other people and businesses.
- Substantially increased referrals.
- Tools to network more effectively, including an orientation CD giving the “Formula for Success” in BNI®, a badge, a vinyl card holder to carry members’ business cards, referral slips, marketing materials for your chapter and much, much more.
- Participation in up to 52 networking meetings per year.
- Bi-monthly newsletters with educational material on networking, public speaking, and business.
- Participation in business tradeshows (where you’ll have an opportunity to market your chapter and your business).
- Free periodic workshops on networking.
- And much, much more!!!
7 – 8:30 AM
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar
234 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
We meet on the second floor.
We welcome you as our guest. Here’s what to expect:
Arrive at 7 AM. You’ll have 15 minutes to eat breakfast and meet the members of Chapter 3. The meeting starts at 7:15.
Bring 35 business cards.
Be prepared to give a 45 second commercial about your business.
The meeting ends at 8:30, but please stay and talk with everyone afterwards.
Thanks for joining us!
- 45 second commercials and passing of business cards
- Chapter business
- 10 minute presentation by a member
- Referrals and testimonials. Guests can give their impression of the meeting.
“Networking is about building relationships and developing your listening skills and interpersonal communication skills. People in our chapter sincerely want to get to know you and support you in your business.”
— Frank Hughes