The New York Times:
"We’ve had some tremendous
stories. There is a printer in our group who met a real estate
agent…That agency wanted to switch its printing and gave him
this job...It was more than a $100,000 job."
The Charlotte Observer:
"BNI dominates the networking
market... A South Trust Bank loan officer in Charlotte says he
expects about $1 million in business this year, almost all
through BNI referrals."
The Denver Post:
"Ivan Misner [Founder of BNI] says, Word-of-Mouth marketing is a
lot like farming, it’s based on slow, nurturing care."
Arizona Business Gazette:
"Word-of-Mouth referrals are
powerful…you have to learn that giving others business leads
will encourage them to direct business your way, too, when
there’s an opportunity. Members bring business leads for other
members every week."
The New Zealand Herald:
"Word-of-Mouth may be one of
the oldest forms of advertising but a new variation on the theme
is producing remarkable results for businesses...What we are
doing is putting in place a structure and training people to
Los Angles Times:
"Networking is far from peaking...[People] need to network to
The Wall Street Journal:
"With many small businesses
scrambling to weather the recession, the networking business is
thriving...Business people realize that in this tough economy
they’ve got to do some extra things."
"Business Network Int’l... an organization that offers highly
motivated business people a weekly no-nonsense breakfast meeting
that virtually guarantees them customer leads."
The Milwaukee Business Journal:
"BNI, a networking organization
whose chief purpose is to produce sales referrals for its
members...they are here to help you make money."
The Indianapolis Star:
"Quality people tend to deal with
Fort-Worth Star Telegram:
"The group has become one of the
largest networking organizations in the country...Networking and
bringing members sales referrals is the purpose of the
group...Members commit to showing up to the weekly meetings with
"hot" sales referrals for other members."
Baltimore Business Journal:
"Business owners dedicated to helping each other every week with
generating sales referrals...The members are your sales force as
well as your customers...Not just a coffee klatch... If you join
a group like this, you are joining to generate business
Boston Business Journal:
"It’s the value of the seat that
attracts people...BNI gives a structured format for referral
Las Vegas Sun: "BNI,
a business contacts generating organization...generate contacts
for thousands of business [people] who need networking to grow."
The Tampa Tribune:
"This is a way for people to give
referrals to each other…a 15 member BNI chapter generates 45 to
50 monthly business referrals for members…With 30 members the
San Francisco Business Times:
"To make the most of business
mixers, take these tips from...BNI."
The London Times:
"If you believe that most business
comes through networking with whom you know - then BNI is for
structured Word-of-Mouth marketing program that turns people
into sales representatives for your company."
The Boston Globe:
"In 1994, based on more than
300,000 referrals, BNI accounted for $105 million worth of new
business [for its members]."