In working with forming chapters and talking to potential new members, it’s becoming clear how important BNI Connect and now, BNI University, is to the success of BNI members. The downside of this, is that a potential new member cannot experience any of it until they become a BNI member. Taking this into consideration, the Western PA branch wants to help potential members learn all they can about BNI. We want to share the foundation and pillars of which BNI is built upon. Therefore, this next series of blog posts will overview BNI. These posts will discuss how BNI can help grow your small business exponentially. We will cover topics such as: BNI Core Values, BNI University, and the Future of BNI.
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Now I know this isn’t the first time we’ve mentioned this. BNI University is live for members in Western PA and we couldn’t be more excited about it! This online learning environment is perfect for those in small business. Running your own, or being part of a small business team, is extremely demanding. You don’t have the luxuries of a normal corporate environment. Small business teams are jacks of all trades. They have to take care of their own financials, marketing strategies, IT department, not to mention actually running their business! Finding time to take classes is out of the question. This is why BNI University is such a wonderful tool for small businesses!
BNI University combines social media with online education. Allowing you to experience all the benefits of an online classroom. BNI University has a plethora of courses available to expand skillsets and flourish as a BNI member. Members are also able to communicate with other BNI members all over the world! How cool is that? One last feature to mention, is your personal e-Portofolio. This online portfolio collects all your accomplishments and courses to show off what you have learned in the BNI community!
For more information, continue to watch the video below. Or click here, to watch on BNI’s YouTube page.
Introducing the BNI Free Trail
Potential members are free to visit a BNI group twice and participate in the meeting. Just like a regular member, potential members will get to participate in:
- An open network with the group members – to get the most return we recommend to members and guests to show up 15 minutes before the start of the meeting, giving you thirty minutes to meet and greet members and other visitors
- An opportunity to present a picture of your ideal client and what you offer to them as a way of growing your business
- A free ten minute educational presentation from one of the members
- Small brunei’s networking education for a BNI member of the chapter