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. BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. We offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals.
Last year Members of BNI passed thousands of referrals, which generated over 4$ Billion dollars worth of business for each other! 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 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. Some participants have added as many as 50 new clients in the first 2 years!!!
In 2010, Business Network Int'l passed over 6.5 million referrals in 5500+ chapters with over 135,000 members in 45 countries resulting in more than $2.8 billion in business!
Meet Steven Riecker
Many of us want to help a friend in need, especially one dealing with a debilitating illness. Few of us, however, are Steven Riecker, a former member of BNI Absolute Referrals Chapter.
When Steven found one of his oldest and dearest friends Roger Pierson, a former BNI member, was suffering with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, he knew he had to do something. That something turned into a hike of the Appalachian Trail—but this wasn’t just any hike. Steven is hiking the entire trail, from Georgia all the way up to Maine. His goal is to raise funds in support of research for a cure for ALS, in honor of Roger.
Steven began his hike in late February, with a goal of reaching Mount Katahdin in Maine by August 1.
As an avid hiker, Steven has done time on trails in Alaska, Zion National Park, and the Gold Coast. His current 2,200-mile hike, however, will be his longest. But, according to Steven, it’s for the best possible cause.
“Suddenly the noise in the back of my head said, ‘hey Roger is three days younger than me, we both have been super active 56-year-olds, that could happen to me,’” Steven said. “The question just kept growing louder and louder in my head and before you know it I was in ‘pros and cons’ mode and wondered what I could do to honor Roger in this whole process. So i decided to hike in honor of him.”
To find out more about Steven’s journey, visit Hike4Roger.com.
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