We do business with people we know, like and trust. The best way to foster this is through your own network, but does just swapping business cards create the relationships you need or want? As Dr Phil asks, “How’s that working for you?”
How could your business change if you had 30 extra people looking out for your business and referring work to you? Referrals are still the most effective way to grow your business.
According to Nielsen*, “People are 4 times more likely to buy when referred by a friend” and “92% of respondents trusted referrals from people they knew”. 87% of frontlines sales reps, 82% of sales leaders and 78% of marketers surveyed agree that referrals are the best leads your business can get.
BNI Manningham Movers is a premier business networking group based in Doncaster in Melbourne’s East. Our chapter is a dynamic, committed group of business people with a strong culture so we have those relationships that generate business for each other. And we have some fun on a Wednesday morning.
What you need to do: This is Important - please bring 30+ business cards
How to prepare:
We will invite you to give a brief 15-second introduction of your name and business name, along the lines of:
“Hello, my name is John Smith from XYZ Accounting, and I am an accountant. We specialise in Tax returns for Small to Medium businesses in the Melbourne Metro area.
It would be great to meet you at one of our meetings to learn about your business and to see how we could help you with referrals.
BNI is a business and professional networking organisation whose primary purpose develop meaning relationships with quality business professionals and to exchange qualified business referrals between members. The BNI format works. The organisation presently has over 6,200 chapters throughout every populated continent in the world.
What makes BNI unique is that it allows only one person per profession to join a chapter, so once you’ve joined, none of your competitors can participate.
Please join us for a meeting so you can learn more about the organisation and find out if you would be interested in generating a steady source of referral business for yourself, all whilst having fun at the same time. Feel free to bring along someone who may also be interested in finding out how to generate more business through “word-of-mouth” marketing.
Registrations are Non-refundable; however, they are Transferrable to another date. Please advise if you are unable to attend and a new proposed date. Simple.
* Nielsen is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide.
For more details, please visit our website or contact Marcus O’Donohue, Chapter President, via