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ericthered

I belong to one for the past 6 months. It's worth it, and I can see the upside potential. I'm starting to enjoy going now, now that I'm getting to know people/customers.
 

Billy

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What is BNI .. ???
I figure you was being sarcastic John but just incase:

Business Networking International is a Organized Networking Group in which you meet at a specified time weekly & everyone does a 1 minute elevator speech in hopes of everyone referring each other.

I have been in one that the franchise owner was letting one member that was also a paid director over other groups run over everyone in the group I was part of. This made my experience & opinion of BNI very bad.
 

tom patnode

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I figure you was being sarcastic John but just incase:

Business Networking International is a Organized Networking Group in which you meet at a specified time weekly & everyone does a 1 minute elevator speech in hopes of everyone referring each other.

I have been in one that the franchise owner was letting one member that was also a paid director over other groups run over everyone in the group I was part of. This made my experience & opinion of BNI very bad.
I went to one meeting and didn't see it as a good marketing tool.
 

bworthmore

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Over 20,000.00 in the last 8 months, just from BNI!! It is a no brainer for my business!
 

carpetman1000

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james stuble
I started with a small chapter and lost out on BNI. I liked the concept, but it didn't work for me or anyone else in the chapter except the restoration guy and the plumber which sadly was killed in a single engine plane crash with his wife in the Bahamas 6 days ago. Sad. He was the chapter president and good dude. Him and the flood restoration guy werw the only one in our chapter who made money from our chapter.
 

Prosteam-sonomacounty

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Been in two BNI groups over the years. Got a few leads at first but since my prices are cost prohibitive for some, it wasn't a good fit for the 'upstarts' who were in those groups. Its a bit disheartening scheduling a luncheon with another member and watch them get out of a 'beater' Ford Tempo. :(