'Nothing But Net' is a chapter of BNI which meets for lunch every Wednesday in Altamonte.
BNI (Business Network International) is a business and professional networking organization whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals. The organization presently has over 5,000 chapters in 40 countries around the world; and, last year alone, members of BNI passed over 5.5 million referrals, generating more than 2.2 billion dollars’ worth of business for each other.
What makes 'Nothing But Net' and BNI special is that we focus on getting real results by way of qualified referrals rather than tepid 'leads'. We do still have a nice lunch and make friends but our members are not there to socialize or simply exchange business cards- and something else you will find refreshing if you've tried other networking groups is that we are not selling to each other- its all about building trust which results in referrals from outside the room.
In the 5 months since April 1st our chapter alone has generated $99,728 of closed business for its members.
As of 09/26/12 we have 15 members in attendance each week and by the end of this year we plan to have doubled in size.
The philosophy of BNI is 'Givers Gain'- 'If I give business to the members of my chapter, in return they will want to give business to me.'