Who are we?
BNI Business Leaders is where the best and brightest professionals actively network to grow their businesses and to help others.
Who are you?
Our ideal member is an established business person who is connected, reputable, and motivated to grow, help others, and to network with mid to large sized companies.
In conduct :
We meet Wednesday mornings at the National Club of Toronto. Our Wednesdays start at 7:15 a.m. with an opportunity to network informally and enjoy a continental breakfast. The formal meetings start promptly at 7:30, and include the opportunity to describe your business, to learn more about the businesses of chapter members and other guests, and to gain valuable information on networking and referral marketing. Our meetings end at approximately 8:45 a.m.
BNI, for Business Network International, is the largest business networking organization in the world, with more than 5,000 chapters. It was founded in 1985, and BNI Canada was established in 1995.
BNI offers its members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts, and most importantly, business referrals. Last year alone, BNI members passed along 5.6 million referrals.
The central philosophy of BNI is summed up in two words: Givers gain. This means that by giving business to others, you will get business in return. Members are expected to attend weekly meetings, to learn about the services offered by other chapter members, and then to actively seek business opportunities for them. BNI allows only one person per professional classification or specialty to join a chapter.