Sunday, May 19, 2019

Are You Looking to Grow Your Business?

I often write about how to network.  Today I am recommending an upcoming networking event.
It has been my privilege to be part of BNI for 10 years.  The very first time I attended a BNI meeting, I found it to be a little overwhelming and intimidating.  The meeting I attended had about 30+ members from various businesses.  At the time I was just beginning my entrepreneur journey after being in the corporate world for almost 20 years.  I wasn't necessarily thrilled with the time commitment or the cost of membership with BNI.  I thought at the time, I could do better on my own attending numerous networking meetings of various varieties each week.  

Over the next few years, I got to be known as the 'Networking Queen' in a tri-county area, because just about every time there was a networking meeting of any description, I was there. Sometimes attending 2 or 3 in one day.  I even attended a few more BNI meetings.

Then one day I received a call from a good friend of mine, who was part of a new BNI group near me.  She informed me that my industry seat had opened up in her chapter and I needed to come check it out.  So I did and submitted an application.  I soon discovered there was definitely a difference in this organization.  I learned the 'why' and the purpose behind the structure.  I appreciated the on-going training provided as it has helped me to grow my business.  I often tell people, I traded quantity for quality. 

Yes, I have drank the Kool-Aid and I'm now an Area Director.  So I would like to invite you to Network if you're in the area - 

You're Invited

On June 13th, 2019, the BNI BLAZE Chapter will host their launch and Ribbon Cutting for the newest BNI Chapter in the Cumming Forsyth County area.



BLAZE stands for 'Bringing Leadership and Zeal to Entrepreneurs.'  The group is a dynamic, committed group of business people. They have open categories for individuals who will bring enthusiasm and integrity to our meetings.

BNI is the oldest and largest networking organization in the world. It was started by Dr. Ivan Misner 34 years ago. Today BNI has over 253,000 members in almost 9,000 chapters globally. In the last 12 months, BNI members have generated 11.2 million in referrals which has generated 15.7 billion in closed business. BNI members, on average, increase their business 20% the first year.  To learn more go to www.BNI.com or www.BNIATL.com

- Are you looking to grow your business?
- Receive more referrals?
- Work in a fun team environment?
- Develop relationships and trust?
- Grow personally and professionally?
You are Invited to attend the
BNI BLAZE Visitor Day & Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, June 13th
8:15 - 10:30AM
Junior Achievement Discovery Center
1150 Lanier 400 Parkway
Cumming GA 30040

Please RSVP for this event by calling 706-270-2455

For future meetings and locations, please like and follow BNI BLAZE on Facebook

To Your Success,

Annette
'Helping You and Your Business Look Good'

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