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  Friday, November 14, 2014
"500 Early Rises"--a BNI Chapter Celebrates 10 Years

"500 Early Rises" is the story of the BNI Harald Chapter which is celebrating ten years of meeting weekly to grow their members' businesses.  

Click on the "Read More" tab to watch the fantastic video, "500 Early Rises," about the BNI Harald Chapter and their journey to success.

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  Tuesday, November 11, 2014
BNI South Africa Gets Exposure on National TV

Mike Levin, National Director for BNI South Africa, recently received fantastic exposure for BNI on national television in South Africa. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to watch the video clip now . . .

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  Friday, November 07, 2014
Join in on the Excitement of the 2014 BNI International Conference!

The 2014 BNI International Conference in beautiful Orange County, California is well underway and members around the world are invited to join in the excitement by participating in the global twitter feed surrounding the event. 

To participate, simply use the hashtag #BNIConf.  

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details and to find out about the surprise twitter hunt which gives Conference attendees the opportunity to search out in-demand prizes from the BNI store which are hidden all throughout the event venue!

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  Tuesday, November 04, 2014
"Frankly Speaking" with BNI Director Frank De Raffele

Frank De Raffele, a BNI Executive Director in the U.S. is now a news correspondent providing top business tips on a weekly basis.

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details and to access his latest show online . . . 

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  Friday, October 31, 2014
New BNI Chapter Launches in City of Vinhedo

On Tuesday, October 14th, a new BNI chapter was launched in the City of Vinhedo, Brazil. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for futher details . . .

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  Tuesday, October 28, 2014
What to Do When Someone Refuses to Take Your Business Card

Imagine handing your card to someone at a networking event and having it handed back to you with, "Thanks, but I don't need your card."

Click on the "Read More" tab to access a recent article by BNI's Founder which explains exactly how to respond if you find yourself in this awkward situation.

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  Friday, October 24, 2014
Dr. Tony Alessandra on the DISC Platinum Rule

In the latest edition of BNI's online, international newsletter, SuccessNet, longtime BNI supporter Dr. Tony Alessandra (pictured at left) wrote a powerful article on the importance of treating others the way they want to be treated when networking and in everyday life.

Click on the "Read More" tab for access to this eye-opening article. 

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  Tuesday, October 21, 2014
BNI India Launches Two New Chapters!

For the first time in history, BNI India launched two new chapters at the same venue on the same day!

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details on the launch of BNI India's 145th & 146 chapters. 

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  Friday, October 17, 2014
Business VOICES Dream Team Webinar with Beth & Ivan Misner

In a recent blog post, BNI Foundation Administrator Beth Misner tells of her vision to help inner city kids get the education they need to invest in their future and promote economic success. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the blog post as well as a recent webinar where Beth and Ivan discuss this fantastic charitable endeavor.

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  Tuesday, October 14, 2014
BNI Taiwan Reaches the 1,000 Member Milestone

BNI Taiwan has just reached the 1,000 member milestone.

Click on the "Read More" tab to see what BNI Taiwan National Director Jihong Hall has to say about this significant achievement. 

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  Friday, October 10, 2014
Four Ways to Better Involve Your Company in Charitable Activities

Charitable activities are an important part of building a powerful personal network.  

Click on the "Read More" tab to access a recent article by BNI's Founder which outlines four ways in which you can increase your company's charitable involvement, broaden your network, and contribute to the greater good of your community.

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  Tuesday, October 07, 2014
5 Elements to Increase Leadership Team Success

Listen to this 'Fast Track Friday' Conference Call for Leadership Team tips you won't want to miss!

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the audio now . . .

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  Friday, October 03, 2014
BNI Malta Meets at the Presidential Palace

On September 3rd, BNI Managing Director David Pace and members of the BNI La Vallette Chapter were privileged to hold their chapter meeting at the Presidential Palace. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details . . .

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  Wednesday, October 01, 2014
"The Unnatural Networker" Released Today!

Charlie Lawson (pictured at left), National Director for BNI UK & Ireland, has just released his new book, The Unnatural Networker, which explains how absolutely anyone can alleviate their fear of 'getting out there' and succeed at networking in big ways. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details and to find out how to get your own copy of this powerful new book!

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  Friday, September 26, 2014
"The 29% Solution" Now Available in Korean

The 29% Solution, a New York Times bestseller, has now been translated into Korean and is available for purchase. 

Please click on the "Read More" tab for further information. 

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  Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Build Trust to Be More Effective

In their latest video together, BNI's Founder & Chairman Ivan Misner and BNI UK & Ireland National Director Charlie Lawson explain why networking isn't a "get rich quick scheme" and why building long-term relationships based on trust is crucial. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the video now . . .

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  Friday, September 19, 2014
Working the BNI Plan Leads to Chapter Growth

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out how the BNI Port Charlotte Rainmakers Chapter grew from 20 to 31 members with a strategic plan for growth.

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  Tuesday, September 16, 2014
BNI Hong Kong Hits 1,000-Member Milestone

With the launch of the BNI Blossom Chapter this July, BNI Hong Kong became the latest territory for BNI to cross the 1,000-member mark.

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  Friday, September 12, 2014
BNI Malaga Launches Several Chapters

Pablo Piqueras, Executive Director of BNI Malaga, and his BNI team have been busy launching chapters in Malaga, Spain, while producing videos of some of these groups.  

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the videos now . . .

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  Tuesday, September 09, 2014
The Art of Catching Lost Referrals

Jernej Pirc, National Director for BNI in the Adria region of Europe, says that too often we might not get the referrals we deserve.

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out why he believes this may happen and what he proposes we do to solve this dilemma.

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  Friday, September 05, 2014
Members Flock to the 2014 BNI Taiwan Conference

On July 17th, 2014, an astonishing 85% of BNI Taiwan's total membership came to Taipei City to attend the 2014  Members' Day Session at the BNI Taiwan Conference.

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  Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Keys for Networking Effectively

Watching this quick video is as good as a degree in networking.  

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  Friday, August 29, 2014
BNI Legacy Chapter Celebrates Platinum Status

In recent months, the BNI Legacy Chapter in South Africa reached the milestone achievement of 51 members thus promoting the Chapter to Platinum Status.  This Chapter has become the largest and fastest growing of all BNI chapters within the Gauteng region since 2003.  

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the exciting details . . .

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  Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BNI's Founder Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

The purpose of the ice bucket challenge is to raise awareness and research funds for the neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).  

While the ALS Association's rules for the challenge require either getting a bucket of ice water dumped on your head or making a donation, in true Givers Gain fashion, BNI's Founder chose to do both.  

Click on the "Read More" tab for access to the video of Dr. Misner taking the ice bucket challenge . . .

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  Friday, August 22, 2014
BNI Italy Reaches the 2,000 Member Milestone

BNI Italy has just reached the 2,000 member milestone.

Click on the "Read More" tab to see what the BNI Italy National Office has to say about this remarkable achievement. 

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  Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Your Contribution Lives On

The world received the tragic news last week that brilliantly talented actor and comedian Robin Williams, who touched the lives of millions through the gift of laughter, had passed on. 

In a poignant and insightful blog post, Dr. Ivan Misner reflects on the irreplaceable contributions Williams made to the world and how his passing can cause us to give sincere thought to what we ourselves might contribute that will live on long after we're gone. 

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  Thursday, August 14, 2014
The Small Business Advocate Radio Show Interviews BNI's Founder

Listen in to the recent recording of The Small Business Advocate radio show where Jim Blasingame interviews Ivan Misner about what to do to turn yourself around when you're not feeling motivated. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the interview now. 

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  Tuesday, August 12, 2014
China Builds BNI's Largest Core Group to Date!

With 60 core members at the time of their chapter launch on June 12th, the BNI Abundance Chapter in China is officially the largest core group BNI has ever seen.  

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details surrounding this remarkable chapter launch!

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  Friday, August 08, 2014
BNI Launches in Laos

On Saturday, July 26th, the BNI Gold Chapter launched in Laos officially marking the presence of BNI in 58 countries. 

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  Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Is Your Network a Mile Wide But an Inch Deep?

Is your personal network "deep" or "shallow"?  Chances are, it is a bit of both.  The question is, how strong is the deep part of your personal network?

Click on the "Read More" tab to access a recent article by BNI's Founder explaining how to build deeper relationships with your networking partners for maximum results.

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  Friday, August 01, 2014
BNI Member Sets Out to Prove the Power of BNI's Global Reach

Mark Jones (pictured at left), a BNI member in the UK, was recently asked by his business student daughter if BNI is truly a supportive network with an effective global reach.  In answer to his daughter, he is setting out to prove that it most certainly is. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out how we can all support Mark in his effort to prove just how powerful BNI's worldwide network can be . . .

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  Monday, July 28, 2014
Sharing Good BNI Practices Across the Miles

The BNI Southend Chapter in Essex recently hosted visitor Alison Cowell from BNI New Zealand.  Alison enjoyed the meeting immensely and now plans to implement Southend's "best practices" in her own chapter back in New Zealand.  

Click on the "Read More" tab to read Alison's letter to the Southend Chapter in which she recounts the details of her visit and thanks them for making her feel so welcome.

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  Thursday, July 24, 2014
'Smart Business Los Angeles' Magazine Features BNI's Founder

Smart Business Los Angeles magazine recently featured an article by BNI's Founder, Ivan Misner, which talks all about living in the moment and how life can be a whole lot easier if you simply stop worrying about what you're not doing. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to read the article now . . .

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  Tuesday, July 22, 2014
1.1 Million in Closed Business in a Single Week!

1.1 million dollars . . . yes, you read that number correctly.  The BNI Professionals of Bellaire Chapter, a six-year-old chapter in the Houston-West region of Texas in the U.S., passed referrals that resulted in 1.1 million in TYFCB (Thank You for Closed Business) in a single week!

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details.

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  Friday, July 18, 2014
New del Fuego BNI CDs & CD Bundles Available Now!

Brand new BNI CDs and CD bundles produced by del Fuego Companies have just been added to the BNI Members' Store. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details . . .

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  Tuesday, July 15, 2014
BNI Founder's Award--Recognizing Excellence in 2014

BNI Directors, do you have chapters that run a terrific meeting, pass lots of referrals, are enthusiastically committed to each other, and have a great attitude?  Now is a great time to recognize a job well done!

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out how to nominate these chapters to receive the BNI Founder's Award.

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  Friday, July 11, 2014
BNI Connect Increases Web Presence in China

Frustrated by the lack of inquiries and almost non-existent web presence achieved through BNI Taiwan's website, BNI Taiwan National Director Andrew Hall decided to redesign the website through BNI Connect.  

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out about the dramatic, positive results the BNI Connect website has brought for BNI Taiwan . . .

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  Tuesday, July 08, 2014
New BNI UK & Ireland Video--"Men vs. Women in Networking"

In their latest video together, BNI's Founder & Chairman Ivan Misner and BNI UK & Ireland National Director Charlie Lawson unfold the differences between men and women in networking.  

Understanding these differences can really be an advantage when it comes to achieving success from your networking efforts so click on the "Read More" tab to access the video now . . .

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  Friday, July 04, 2014
Now Available--Past BNI Podcast Episodes

Have you recently discovered the Official BNI Podcast and now want to catch up on past episodes or listen to episodes you missed?  

If so, you're in luck!  Click on the "Read More" tab to access a list of all the podcast episodes since 2007, or to download podcasts by year in bundles.

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  Tuesday, July 01, 2014
BNI Italia National Conference--Members' Day

More than 300 BNI members and Directors participated in the Members' Day event during BNI Italia's National Conference in May in the beautiful seaside city of Riccione.  

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details and to access photos and videos related to the event.

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  Thursday, June 26, 2014
'Eventual Millionaire' Runs Feature on BNI

The Eventual Millionaire podcast exists to offer real talk and real advice from real millionaires with a sharp focus on the listener.  Jaime Tardy, host of Eventual Millionaire recently interviewed BNI's Founder, Ivan Misner, about how BNI came to be, how it began to grow, and more.  

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the interview now . . .

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  Monday, June 23, 2014
BNI Launches in Qatar

BNI is excited to announce that on June 4th, BNI launched in the country of Qatar with a core group of 22 members and over 180 visitors!  

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details . . .

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  Friday, June 20, 2014
The Quality of Your Life Depends on Who's in Your 'Room'

 What if you lived your entire life in one room?  Whoever you want to interact with in life is in that room.  However, there is no exit and whoever is in your room stays in your room forever--whoever is in your room and whatever they bring with them cannot ever leave.  If this were true, would you be more selective about who you let into your room? l

Click on the "Read More" tab to learn why the quality of your life depends on the people you let into your room.

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  Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mini BNI 'MBA' Coming Soon!

BNI's Founder & Chairman is known for saying that much of networking know-how and the business smarts entrepreneurs need to be successful is 'the stuff they don't teach you in college.'  The good news is, there is a brand new educational CD set scheduled to be released very soon that will provide you with a college-level education in the areas of business and networking that simply aren't taught in college. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details . . .

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  Friday, June 13, 2014
Three Generations in BNI

Ben Olson, a BNI Director Consultant in the Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin region of the U.S., is part of a family that has three generations holding membership in BNI. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out why they each joined and how they've found success . . .

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  Monday, June 09, 2014
BNI's Founder to Present in July in Portugal & Spain

 If you will be in Portugal or Spain in July, take the opportunity to attend one of the upcoming BNI events at which BNI's Founder Ivan Misner will be presenting. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for events, dates, and registration links . . .

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  Thursday, June 05, 2014
Members of the BNI Synergy Chapter Exemplify BNI's Core Philosophy

BNI's core philosophy is Givers Gain® and five BNI members from the BNI Synergy Chapter in the UK are currently serving as shining beacons of this philosophy.  

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out what they're doing to give of themselves to help others and how you can help them make an even bigger impact . . .

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  Monday, June 02, 2014
What to Do When You've Forgotten Someone's Name

We meet so many people when networking that every once in a while, it's bound to happen . . .we run into someone we've met before but we can't remember their name.  Yikes!  It can be really embarrassing.  

So what can you do to gracefully recover if this happens to you?  Click on the "Read More" tab to find out . . .

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  Friday, May 30, 2014
BNI India Launches 128th Chapter

 BNI India is proud to announce the launch of its 128th chapter--the BNI Atlas Chapter!

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  Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Need Help Understanding BNI Connect?--New Video for BNI Members

Are you eager to make the most of the opportunities presented by BNI's powerful, worldwide, online database yet you're holding back because you're confused about how to use BNI Connect?  Not to worry--help is here!

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the latest BNI Connect training video for BNI members . . .

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  Friday, May 23, 2014
Understanding the Sales Clock and the Prospect

What is one of the most important keys to effective selling?  How do you tell whether the buyer is putting you off or merely attending to pressing internal demands?  What exactly is the "sales clock," and how can it help you move more sales forward for your business? 

Click on the "Read More" tab for these answers and more . . .

 

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  Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Who's In Your Room?


The special BNI Edition of Who's In Your Room?, an eye-opening book that is guaranteed to change the way BNI members network, was recently released and is now available in the BNI Store. 

Have you gotten your copy yet? . . .

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  Friday, May 16, 2014
BusinessNetworking.com + IvanMisner.com = One Powerful Website!

BusinessNetworking.com, the official blog site of BNI's Founder, has now merged with his official website, IvanMisner.com, to form one hugely informative website filled with networking tips, resources, and more!

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details . . .

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  Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Meet Two Standout BNI Members!

Throughout 2013, two BNI members in two different countries (Australia and Canada) consistently demonstrated stellar leadership, participation, attendance, accountability and results and were recently honored by BNI for their contributions and performance.

Who are they?...Click on the "Read More" tab to find out.


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  Friday, May 09, 2014
BNI's Founder to Present This Month in Germany & France


If you will be in Germany or France this month, take the opportunity to attend one of the upcoming BNI events at which BNI's Founder Ivan Misner will be presenting. 

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  Monday, May 05, 2014
BNI Foundation Opens Tornado Relief Fund

The BNI Foundation is once again opening a relief fund for a quick response to the recent devastating tornados that have hit the Southern United States.

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details and to find out how you can help.

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  Friday, May 02, 2014
Taiwan BNI Chapter Makes Long Distance Visit

After hitting Platinum status at the beginning of the year, the BNI Chang Hong Chapter decided to look beyond its neighborhood to build alliances with other BNI chapters.

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details . . .

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  Tuesday, April 29, 2014
BNI Emerald Chapter First to Use Malay As Primary Language

The BNI Emerald Chapter in Malaysia launched earlier this year and is the first chapter in the world to use Malay as its primary language.

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  Thursday, April 24, 2014
FREE Monthly Networking Cafe Webinar--Open to the Public!

BNI's Founder and his partners in the Referral Institute offer a free, highly informative networking webinar on the last Friday of every month and it's open to all BNI members, as well as members of the general public.

Click on the "Read More" tab to watch a short video in which Ivan Misner and Eddie Esposito talk about what you'll learn on these exciting webinars and how you can easily sign up to participate.

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  Tuesday, April 22, 2014
"The Rollercoaster"--New BNI UK & Ireland Video Shows How to Build a Better Business with BNI

In this highly comedic new video featuring BNI UK & Ireland National Director Charlie Lawson as well as BNI's Founder & Chairman Ivan Misner, you'll not only learn how to most effectively grow your business through BNI, you'll also enjoy a few hearty laughs and three solid minutes of non-stop entertainment.

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the video now . . .

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  Friday, April 18, 2014
BNI India Reaches the 5,000th Member Mark!

With the induction of new member R. Ramakrishna Rao into the BNI Bay Barons Chapter in Visakhapatnam, BNI India has officially reached the 5000th member mark!

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details . . .

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  Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Announcing Exciting Upcoming BNI Executive Management Transitions

Congratulations to Norm Dominguez (pictured at left) and Andy Hart (pictured at right) on the upcoming BNI Executive Management transitions which will see both of these talented and dedicated BNI executives stepping into new roles within the BNI organization in mid-2014.

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  Friday, April 11, 2014
What a Difference a Mentor Makes

To succeed as an entrepreneur, self confidence is a must in order to weather the highs and lows that go along with building a business.  One of the best opportunities for developing long-term self confidence can be found in gaining the support of a mentor.

Click on the "Read More" tab to read the latest Entrepreneur.com article by BNI's Founder to find out more about the power of mentorship . . .

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  Monday, April 07, 2014
BNI Executive Director Paul du Preez Interviewed by "The Success Show"

BNI Gauteng Executive Director Paul du Preez was recently interviewed by Chris and Suzanne Styles, hosts of Africa's one and only business coaching talk radio show, "The Success Show."

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details and to access a recording of the interview.

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  Saturday, April 05, 2014
BNI Featured in Headlining Inc.com Article

Just this week, Inc.com journalist Will Yakowicz published a fantastic article entitled "Forget Work-Life Balance.  This Is More Effective--and Doable."  The article highlights BNI and focuses on top tips from BNI's Founder, Ivan Misner, on how to live a more harmonious life without sacrificing your career.

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the article now . . .

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  Wednesday, April 02, 2014
New BNI UK & Ireland Video: Be More Effective with a Deeper Network

In a day and age where technology is ubiquitous, people sometimes question whether face-to-face networking is still effective.  Although online networking gives people a wide range of exposure, face-to-face networking is still the best way to form deep, valuable relationships. 

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In the latest video from BNI UK & Ireland, BNI National Director Charlie Lawson is joined by BNI's Founder & Chairman, Ivan Misner, who shares some wisdom on why this is true.

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  Friday, March 28, 2014
Different Countries, Same Networking Customs

In August of 2012, Swiss BNI member Wolfgang Mahr took note of the letter "I" in the BNI logo.  He was impressed with the way BNI had established itself as an "international" networking community, and wondered how referral marketing had gained such worldwide acceptance.  He decided to do some traveling and investigate. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to access an article detailing Wolfgang's BNI travelogue and the interesting things he found . . .

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  Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Lacking Motivation? Follow These Steps to Get Back on Track...

What do you do when your motivation level is lacking, maybe even along with your self esteem?  What do you do to regain the motivation needed to move on with your plans and pursue your networking endeavors?

Get the answers by clicking on the "Read More" tab and accessing one of the most recent Entrepreneur.com articles written by BNI's Founder . . .

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  Friday, March 21, 2014
BNI Slovenia--"In 2014 We Can!"

BNI Slovenia began this year with a highly successful conference titled "2014--We Can," celebrating a "we can" attitude focused on collaboration and cooperation in the quest for success. 

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  Tuesday, March 18, 2014
How to Work a Conference: Tips from a Networking Pro

Giovanna Fabiano of Real Business magazine recently interviewed BNI's Founder Ivan Misner to get his top tips for working a conference and making meaningful connections.  The resulting article, "How to Work a Conference: Tips from a Networking Pro," was just published today.

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  Friday, March 14, 2014
BNI ASEAN+ Best Practice Workshop a Big Success!

The BNI ASEAN+ Team recently enjoyed an outstanding four-day "BNI Best Practice Workshop" hosted by BNI Kuala Lumpur West.

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details . . .

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  Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The Power of Strong Ties

In the latest "From the Founder" article in BNI's global, online newsletter, SuccessNet, a worldwide myth about networking is debunked.  Contrary to what many people believe, having a multitude of weak ties does not yield great networking results.

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the article now . . .

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  Thursday, March 06, 2014
BNI Lanka Celebrates Its First International Networking Week

On February 7th, BNI Lanka organized a signature event to commemorate International Networking Week at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. 

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  Tuesday, March 04, 2014
A BNI Referral with a "Big Bang"

Meg Hall, a chef/caterer and member of the BNI 'South Bay BNI' Chapter in Manhattan Beach, CA, recently got the referral of a lifetime from fellow BNI member Danielle Albrecht. 

Hall was referred to cater the extravagant celebrity wedding of Kaley Cuoco, star of the hit television show "The Big Bang Theory," and aside from the 125,000 (USD) in closed business, the media attention Hall's business has received from doing the job has been invaluable.

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  Friday, February 28, 2014
New Video--Ivan Misner Invites BNI Members to Nashville, TN on April 11th!

 On Friday, April 11, 2014, BNI members around the world are invited to attend the Members' Day Session at the BNI U.S. National Conference. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to view a video invitation from BNI's Founder, Ivan Misner, and to get all the pertinent details surrounding this exciting event . . .

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  Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Are You Taking Advantage of BNI's Wider Network?--New Video!

In an exclusive video interview with BNI UK & Ireland National Director Charlie Lawson, BNI's Founder Ivan Misner explains how to take advantage of BNI's wider global network in addition to the benefits you reap from your weekly local BNI meeting.

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  Friday, February 21, 2014
"My BNI Story" Videos Featured at BNI Miami-Dade MCRA 2013

Just this past December, BNI Miami-Dade held their annual Member/Chapter Recognition Awards (MCRA) event and one of the standout highlights was the presentation of a professionally produced collection of several powerful "My BNI Story" videos.

Click on the "Read More" tab for access to the "My BNI Story" video collection and to get details surrounding the 2013 BNI Miami-Dade MCRA event . . .

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  Tuesday, February 18, 2014
BNI Malaysia Launches the BNI Pioneer Chapter

Just last month, BNI Malaysia launched the BNI Pioneer Chapter in East Malaysia (probably more commonly known as Sarawak, Borneo) with an energetic core group of 22 and an audience of 130 people.

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details . . .

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  Friday, February 14, 2014
What Dog Sled Teams Can Teach Us About Leadership

In the most recent "From the Founder" article in BNI's global online newsletter, SuccessNet, Ivan Misner explains what he learned about leadership from a dog-sled excursion he and his wife Beth experienced while visiting the Ice Hotel in Sweden last year.

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the article now . . .


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  Monday, February 10, 2014
BNI Business Index Results for 2013

The BNI Business Index was created by BNI to guage the economic state of business worldwide based on global survey results of retailers, service companies, and manufacturing companies all around the world. 

Over 1,000 people from every populated continent in the world responded to the BNI Business Index for year-end 2013.  Click on the "Read More" tab to view the survey results . . .

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  Friday, February 07, 2014
BNI Launches in Sri Lanka!


Congratulations to BNI Sri Lanka on the launch of their first chapter!

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  Monday, February 03, 2014
Welcome to International Networking Week!

The 2014 celebration of International Networking Week is here (February 3rd-7th) and there is no better time than now to focus on what we can do to promote our own business growth and help others in our network to grow their businesses as well!

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  Friday, January 31, 2014
It's Official--BNI Members Generated $6.5 Billion in Business in 2013!

Hot off the presses, the official statistics for BNI referrals passed worldwide last year have just been released!

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  Tuesday, January 28, 2014
South Africa's eNCA News Features BNI in Television Segment

 In light of the recent World Economic Forum held in Switzerland, where many delegates focus on networking and making valuable contacts, South Africa's eNCA News decided to run a television segment featuring BNI, focused on how to master the art of networking.

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details and to instantly watch the 3-minute eNCA news clip featuring BNI . . .

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  Saturday, January 25, 2014
Branding Small Business for Dummies

Click on the "Read More" tab to access a short video where BNI's Founder talks to success & investment coach Raymond Aaron about Raymond's book, Branding Small Business for Dummies

The video also offers a code for a free download of the book!

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  Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Using a Purposeful Meal as a Networking Opportunity

We eat close to 780 times a year during the work week.  Devoting some of that time to networking can help build your circle . . . and your business. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the most recent Entrepreneur.com article by BNI's Founder which explains how to have a purposeful meal meeting and lay the groundwork for highly productive networking.

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  Friday, January 17, 2014
The Age of the Customer

Small business expert Jim Blasingame, creator & award-winning host of the Small Business Advocate® Show and avid supporter of BNI, is releasing a powerful new book on January 27th that explains the epochal marketplace shift which is causing the 10,000-year-old Age of the Seller to be replaced by the Age of the Customer. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details on this must-read book . . .

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  Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Get Ready for International Networking Week 2014!

International Networking Week 2014 is almost here and with it comes tremendous opportunity for businesspeople across the globe to grow business through the development of powerful new connections. 
Click on the "Read More" tab to find out how you can participate in this exciting, worldwide celebration of business networking and he benefits it brings!

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  Thursday, January 09, 2014
4 Questions to Start the New Year off Right


With 2014 having just kicked off, it's a whole new year and a perfect time to re-examine why you're doing what you're doing. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for 4 questions to ask yourself that will help you give some serious thought to why you're in business . . .

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  Tuesday, January 07, 2014
The BNI Business Index--Take the Current Survey and Get a Free Gift!

The BNI Business Index survey, which is conducted twice yearly, is now available for BNI members as well as the general business public to take! 

Take a few moments to answer the four simple survey questions and at the end of the survey, you'll be given a code for a free gift! 

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details . . .

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  Friday, January 03, 2014
Before You Sponsor an Event, Answer These Questions

As a business owner, choosing to sponsor an event can pay off in spades or it can be a total waste of money. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to discover which important questions to ask before making the decision to sponsor an event.

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  Wednesday, January 01, 2014
What Is a BNI Membership Worth to You?

BNI members stay in BNI for a variety of reasons; for many, however, the amount of business they are generating through their BNI membership is the key.  So, as a BNI member, how do you know how much business your membership is actually generating for you?

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out . . .

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  Friday, December 27, 2013
BNI Regional Event Gets Attention of Spain's El Economico Newspaper

Spain's El Economico newspaper recently reported on the first regional event of the BNI Gold Chapter.

Click on the "Read More" tab to view the article now . . .

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  Tuesday, December 24, 2013
"BNI Connect 5 2013"--The Video That's Wowing the World

 Produced by Kevin Barber and shot by Lawrence Richards, "BNI Connect 5 2013" is an extremely impactful, 7-minute film about the powerful global connections made possible through BNI Connect. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to watch the video now . . .

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  Friday, December 20, 2013
Watch the 2014 International Networking Week Video Now!

International Networking Week, February 3rd-7th, is approaching quickly and the official 2014 International Networking Week Video is now available to view and download online! 

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the video now!

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  Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The "BNI Are Chapter" Kicks off in Sweden

In a small ski resort village called Are which is located in the mountains of Sweden and has only 1,000 inhabitants, the BNI Are Chapter recently launched with 28 members.

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  Friday, December 13, 2013
'Get Connected--Stay Connected' with BNI Connect

Some time ago, BNI's Founder and many BNI Directors from around the world had an exciting and inspiring vision that members across the globe would someday be able to connect exclusively, do business, and share ideas on a global internet platform.  That far-reaching vision has now become a reality . . . BNI Connect.

Click on the "Read More" tab for access to a full article in SuccessNet which tells you everything you need to know about how to get connected and stay connected with BNI Connect.

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  Tuesday, December 10, 2013
BNI South Africa Pays Tribute to the Leader Who Inspired Their Beginning

Mike Levin, National Director for BNI South Africa, was motivated to begin BNI in South Africa as a result of hearing Nelson Mandela speak about the importance of small business. 

In the wake of Mandela's passing, BNI South Africa has posted a heartfelt tribute to him and would like to share it with all members of BNI's global network.

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  Saturday, December 07, 2013
BNI Banner Proudly Waved on Mt. Everest

Two members of the BNI Pratham Chapter in the Gurgaon region of India recently trekked to the South Base Camp of Mt. Everest--a point which has an altitude of over 17,000 feet. 

The first thing they did when they got there was to unfurl a banner they had carried with them all the way from home which read, "Proud Member of BNI."



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  Thursday, December 05, 2013
Vote for BNI National Director Niiraj Shah on "Entrepreneur X-Factor"!

BNI is excited to announce that BNI India National Director Niiraj Shah, one of BNI's most talented and committed Directors, is a finalist in a global entrepreneurial competition called "Entrepreneur X-Factor"!

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out how Niiraj is helping thousands of entrepreneurs and to vote for Niiraj now!

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  Saturday, November 30, 2013
BNI Italy Turns 10!

On November 15, 2013, BNI Italia celebrated its 10th anniversary! 

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details . . .

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  Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Global Networking Show


BNI's Founder, Ivan Misner, and Andy Lopata, one of Europe's leading business networking strategists, have teamed up to bring fresh, valuable networking education to networkers across the globe via "The Global Networking Show." 

Click on the "Read More" tab for details on this exciting, new online TV show!

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  Friday, November 22, 2013
Fantastic BNI Video by BNI member Chris Raines of Bullhorn Media

Watch this fantastic video promoting BNI which was recently created by Chris Raines of Bullhorn Media, a member of the BNI Hillsboro Road Chapter in Nashville, TN.

 

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  Wednesday, November 20, 2013
When Is It Appropriate to Ask for a Favor?

Building deep referral relationships is almost completely dependent upon the social capital you have built with someone.  This has a large effect on when it may or may not be appropriate to ask a referral partner for a favor. 

Find out how to recognize when it's the right time to request a favor by clicking on the "Read More" tab . . .


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  Friday, November 15, 2013
BNI Argentina Has Launched!

Congratulations to BNI Argentina on the launch of their first chapter!

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details . . .

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  Tuesday, November 12, 2013
BNI Foundation Opens Philippines Typhoon Relief Fund

Immediately following Typhoon Haiyan, which ravaged the Philippines and caused widespread death and devastation throughout many islands, the BNI Foundation has opened up a matching fund to directly aid in relief efforts. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to watch a video explaining the urgent need for disaster relief in the Philippines and how you can make a difference through easing the suffering of those who are now in crisis by contributing to the Fund.


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  Thursday, November 07, 2013
The 2013 BNI International Directors' Conference Kicks Off Today!

Hundreds of BNI Directors from across the globe have traveled to Southern California this week to meet for the 2013 BNI International Directors' Conference which kicks off today! 

This exciting event will be going strong through Saturday (11/9) so be sure to check in via the global twitter feed using the hashtag #BNILB . . .

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  Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Attitude Is a Choice--Choose Wisely

In order to be a master networker, you must always have a positive attitude--no matter what. 

Read the latest Entrepreneur.com article by BNI's Founder to find out how choosing to have a positive attitude can build your effectiveness as a networker and ultimately make you more successful.


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