In one year the Boston Networking Group called BNI Needham Breakfast has done many things for me and my business. First it got me out from behind my desk and talking/networking with other individuals who are business owners like me trying to grow our businesses without having to launch expensive marketing campaigns. It also has me thinking about my business in different ways after learning about how other people approach their business. I have met a lot of really great people who have given me great suggestions on how to grow my business and more importantly I have received a great number of referrals in my first year. The number of referrals I have received were greater than the amount I expected the first year. And the success rate of turning the referrals into business is amazingly high, because the referrals you receive are people who are looking for your services. BNI has been a great experience and one I would suggest to any business owner.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Though I’ve been a member for only a few months, The Boston Networking Group called BNI Needham Breakfast has opened my eyes to the power of networking. Creating a solid foundation of contacts through BNI Needham Breakfast is helping to grow my business. I’ve found having a vast network of professionals to refer to my customers has given me and my company credibility in the eyes of my customers. People enjoy the ability to one stop shop. Having resources for customers to use through my company has allowed me to build solid relationships with those customers. Not only am I creating solid relationships with my customers but also within my network of profession. Through this relationship I have also reaped the benefits of referrals. A solid network creates solid referrals. And that’s good business for everyone.