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Gastonia Referral Marketing Meetup is all about helping each other grow their businesses. We meet weekly to discuss business and pass along referrals. All visitors are welcome!

From the BNI webpage:

We're building a thriving community of professionals who believe that investing in others' success is the path to prosperity. This community together with the global BNI community "Is changing the way the world does business."

The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional "word-of-mouth" program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.

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Financial Power team meeting

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Building Up Your Power Team (http://ivanmisner.com/building-up-your-power-team/) January 28, 2016/0 Comments (http://ivanmisner.com/building-up-your-power-team/#respond)/in Credibility (http://ivanmisner.com/category/credibility/), Growth (http://ivanmisner.com/category/growth-2/), Trust (http://ivanmisner.com/category/trust-2/) /by Ivan Misner (http://ivanmisner.com/author/ivan-misner/) How do you increase the number of referrals your networking contacts are helping pass to you? One way, of course, is to educate your contacts on how to best get referrals for you. Another easy way to increase your number of referrals is to create relationships with people who, based on their professions, are most likely to pass quality referrals to you. These ideal referral partners are broken up into two groups: Contact Spheres and Power Teams. The difference between the two is minor, yet impactful. Your Contact Sphere is all the possible professions you can team up with, while your Power Team is the group that you have actually teamed up with. Often times, these groups will be made up of professions that work together symbiotically, and are naturally inclined to refer business to one another. Think somewhat related, but non-competing, businesses. To build your Power Team, you’ll want to take some time and map out your ideal Contact Sphere. What professions could you work well with, if only you knew someone who worked in that field? Once you’ve built your Power Team, your work isn’t done. You must always be looking for ways to pass a referral to your Power Team. Over time, you’ll develop trust and your Power Team partners will pass significantly more referrals to you. Additionally, one thing that I have seen work well for Power Teams is a weekly meeting, or at a minimum every other week. These meetings should be outside of your regular networking events, and should be smaller, more intimate gatherings with your Power Team. To keep your meetings running smoothly, have a chairperson to lead discussion. Each member of the Power Team should discuss their ideal referral, and perhaps dedicate some time to brainstorming places to find these referrals. As a group, you may also discuss potential other professions who would fit well in your Power Team. Common mistakes I’ve seen with Power Teams include: · Confusing them for Contact Spheres. Contact Spheres are a broad list of professions that could work well with you, while your Power Team is only those that you are actively working with. · Not dedicating time to them. Just forming a Power Team will not build up referrals for you. Like with any other relationship, you need to build up trust, learn the wants and needs of the other members of the team, and establish best ways to help everyone in the group meet their business goals. · Not building the right team. If you have someone in your Power Team who isn’t passing referrals to you, whether that be because they are having your services done in house or any other reason, they shouldn’t be in your Power Team. While you may not be able to avoid having them in your networking group, you are able to partner with someone outside of your group. There is nothing wrong with having multiple networks.

Weekly meeting with keynote speaker TBA

Golden Corral

Come join us to mingle, network, learn, and refer business. Changing the Way the World Does Business® Surround yourself with a group of professionals committed to helping you succeed! That is what BNI can do for you! "In the last 12 months, BNI members around the world passed an estimated 8.8 million referrals to one another, and closed an estimated $11.17 billion USD in referred business!" 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!!!

Speed One to One

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Weekly meeting with keynote speaker TBA

Golden Corral

Come join us to mingle, network, learn, and refer business. Changing the Way the World Does Business® Surround yourself with a group of professionals committed to helping you succeed! That is what BNI can do for you! "In the last 12 months, BNI members around the world passed an estimated 8.8 million referrals to one another, and closed an estimated $11.17 billion USD in referred business!" 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!!!

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Weekly meeting with keynote speaker TBA

Golden Corral

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