Only one individual from each professional division is allowed for each chapter. For example, if you are an interior designer and your chapter already has one, we'll direct you to another one or enlist your assistance in forming a new one.
HOW DO I FIND A CHAPTER?
Use our Find a Chapter List to locate a BNI chapter nearby your locality. You can find ongoing BNI chapters in the region with a click. You can also find the contact details of our leadership team to schedule a visit.
DO NEW MEMBERS NEED TO BE SPONSORED TO JOIN?
No, to become a member of BNI, you do not need to be sponsored. Once you've joined a chapter, you'll be assigned a mentor. He or she will help you grow professionally and personally by utilising BNI resources.
HOW DO I JOIN A CHAPTER?
The first step in seeking new referral partners is to visit a chapter. Once you have visited a chapter that you believe will be a good fit for you, you can apply for membership by contacting the chapter's membership committee.
HOW DO YOU KNOW NEW MEMBERS ARE REPUTABLE?
BNI offers membership to individuals after conducting the required reference and background checks. On your first visit, we identify your strengths and weaknesses by conversing with you and then determining whether you are the right fit.
WHAT OCCUPATIONS BENEFIT THE MOST FROM NETWORKING?
Your network can be vital to your professional success. That being said, we feel it is essential for every occupation
ARE MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO BRING VISITORS?
Yes. BNI members are always encouraged to bring guests. Our goal is to grow our community and assist members in achieving their business goals. Our members are also allowed to bring people from their profession to visit. While they can't be members of the same chapter, the visitor may be interested in joining another chapter in the region.
IF I SPECIALISE IN A FIELD WITHIN MY PROFESSION, AM I EXPECTED TO BE AN EXPERT IN ALL ASPECTS OF MY PROFESSION?
BNI does not expect its members to be experts in every facet of their field. However, being a subject-matter expert in your field and primary area of expertise can assist the rest of the chapter in better understanding what you do and how to best refer you.
HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION, AND CAN I APPLY ONLINE?
A paper application can be obtained directly from the Membership Committee of the chapter you wish to join. At this time, online applications are not being accepted, but they will be accessible soon.