Arrive at 7:00am for networking. Meeting starts at 7:15 and there is a continental breakfast with pasteries, fruit, juice, and coffee.
Bring 30+ business cards to share, and expect to give a 60 second commercial about your business. You can also invite other business owners to join you. If your business is not already represented in the group, then you may be able to join the group and grow your business through increasing referrals.
Other networking events can be difficult to create relationships, but at BNI it's a setting that allows for each person to really get to know other members and understand more about their business to increase referrals.