Welcome to BNI Central Virginia - Business Networking and Business Referrals
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My BNI Story
BNI - Our Number One Marketing Tool
I am a member of the Professional Partners chapter of Thousand Oaks, California. My husband is a member of the Thousand Oaks chapter in Thousand Oaks, California. We both have been BNI members for over 10 years.
Just over a year after I joined BNI, I received my first large referral. It was for close to $300,000! Recently we received another referral for over $50,000. More...
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Why BNI Works
Now, more than ever, business people need to network to stay in business. BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment to exchange quality business referrals.
In 2011 our members, locally, passed nearly17,000 referrals, which generated over $18 million in closed business for them. That's an average of$1,059 per referral,and each member received an average of 29 referrals, making the average seat in a chapter worth over $30,000!!!
BNI is the largest business networking organization in the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Charlottesville areas ... as well as the world. We offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals.
BNI is a business and professional referral organization that allows only one person from each profession to join a chapter.
Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you because all the other members carry several copies of your business cards around with them. When they meet someone who could use your products or services they hand your card out and recommend your services. It's as simple as that!
It's simple because it's based on the proven concept of "what goes around, comes around." If I help you, you'll help me in some way and we will both benefit as a result. Would you like to increase your business by 20%, 30%, 50% or as much as 100%? You can see results like this! Many have.
In 2011, Business Network Int'l passed over 6.9 million referrals in 6,100+ chapters with over 140,000 members in 48 countries resulting in more than $3.1 billion in business!
What Do Our Members Say About BNI
“My business comes primarily from referrals and no referral source has produced as many high-quality referrals and as consistently as my BNI chapter. BNI-Central Virginia has helped more business owners and sales professionals achieve their dreams of financial independence, through their proven system of networking and building strategic relationships. I personally recommend BNI as the best means of helping sales professionals and business owners to grow their business."
"The idea - go somewhere, where people know what you do & you know what they do & are among the best at what they do. Everyone is there for the same reason - to help each other do more business. Which is better - you recommend yourself or having a respected professional recommend you? If you want to do more business BNI is a great organization."
-Richard Swed (CEO, The Risk Management Group)
"As a "solopereneur" BNI is vital to my business in more ways than one. First...I truly have THE best sales team working with me every day that share my passion for perfection. In knowing these individuals...I also feel I'm doing a service for my clients in recommending them%