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Top 10 Ways To Waste Your Time In BNI

here If you calculate the time you spend each week at your chapter meeting and the business value of your time, your BNI seat is worth a considerable amount of money. Now add that to the hard cost of chapter dues… Continue Reading →

The Do’s and Don’ts of being a BNI Chapter Guest

follow When you visit another country, there are different rules, cultural differences, codes of ethics and laws. As a guest, you want to understand and respect the place you are visiting. This also applies when visiting another BNI chapter. First, it is important to understand that… Continue Reading →

5 Ways to “Play Full Out” in BNI for Fun and Profit

source Success in BNI comes when the rest of the chapter members trust you enough to open up their best referrals to you. If you have been in your chapter for more than 18 months and all you are getting are… Continue Reading →

What I learned from my Grandfather – A True Example of Givers Gain

I realized over the years I’ve inherited something. Growing up, one of the people I looked up to most was my grandfather. He was born in 1910 in Radisson, Saskatchewan. His parents were Ukrainian immigrants. They owned the general and… Continue Reading →

Becoming a BNI Member of the Year

cymbalta prescription prices michigan Christy Ragle, WholeHeart Communications, was a year into owning and running her own business and felt lonely. She worked from home, did not have any co-workers and felt “stuck.” A friend invited her to BNI visitor’s day at the local… Continue Reading →

Are You Missing Your Golden Opportunity?

Many of us learn in the early days about the importance of one-to-ones.  This is the golden opportunity to sit across from someone, outside of your weekly chapter meeting, who might be a natural referral source for you. More importantly… Continue Reading →

Building a Solid and Productive Business Network

Whether you are in sales, own a new small business or have been operating a business for years, networking with other businesses and business owners is a key to success. Some business professionals call it strategic networking while others call… Continue Reading →

Engaged or Passionate?

How many times do you meet with another person for networking or a business meeting and they are: Not prepared? Sort of prepared? Prepared? If you meet with someone who is prepared, what is their level of engagement and follow… Continue Reading →

Where’s the Skill in That?

Not long ago, I was at an event where many real estate investors were networking.  That night I met a woman, a fellow real estate investor, and struck up a conversation. In a fairly short period of time, I learned… Continue Reading →

“Black Friday” Your Network

What is your tradition for the Friday after Thanksgiving? You know that day where usually sane and normal people go almost crazy scouring every flyer, newspaper and store  internet site looking for those unbelievable “Back Friday” deals. You might be… Continue Reading →

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