Business Network International (BNI) is an American franchise networking organization. BNI currently has 10,000+ chapters and 270,000+ members in more than 74 countries around the world. All members meet once a week to discuss their business context and support each other’s businesses by sharing each other’s referrals. That means you will have all the business under one roof and no need to go anywhere else. BNI claims to be the world’s leading referral organization.
A city has more chapters of BNI. In this, local BNI chapters arrange weekly meetings for people from different industries to encourage relationship building and business context. Members are mainly small business owners but also represent medium and large organizations. Anyone can apply for membership. This helps to grow the business.
In 2020, during Covid-19, BNI launched a new brand called “BNI Online” to facilitate business networking using new technology with a new revised online agenda. Online meetings were conducted by Zoom.
But considering the current situation, BNI has now started regular weekly meetings.
Recently new managing committee of Nagpur BNI Andesite took oath of office under the Presidentship of CA Mahendra Kamath engaged in Life & Disability Insurance business. Mr. AjitDharmik engaged in GIS application development is nominated as Vice President, Mr. LankeshGanvir who is engaged in Mutual Fund business is nominated as Secretary Treasurer and Ms. SnehalMalpani, soft skill trainer is nominated as Lead Host of the chapter.
BNI Andesite is the first chapter of the region and one of the most awarded &top-ranking chapter of whole BNI India. Currently it consists of 77 leading business persons from various field of industry, trade, profession and services having wide network between themselves and through their business connections.
Other coordinators nominated are CA Swapnil Ghate, Shrikant Parikh, Mohit Choudhary, Sachin Jain, Karan Atlani, Haider Dhaun, Moiz Hakimi, Rajiv Sen, Raghbir Singh Chawla, Sudheen Bhagat, Dr. Ravi Wankhede, SarrahKatawala, Gaurav Bajaj, Abhay Vora, Trupti Agrawal, Abhishek Dhakate, Milind Deshkar, Aditya Sawalkar and Ankit Goglani.
BNI is a business and professional networking organisation whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals. It is the most successful organisation of its type in the world today, with over 8100 Chapters in operation worldwide (including the UK, USA, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, South Africa and Australia).
BNI Andesite just achieved milestone of Rs. 120 crores of business referred through its members. The current team has set its objective of engage all its members through various best practices of meeting one to one, passing referrals, connecting to their connection sphere, grassroot leadership, on the go mentorship & training, organising various social eventsetc. for creating strong bonding & greater trust among members which will ultimately result in growth in overall business to every member concerned. The new team has set a target of business referral to Rs. 5 Crore per month.
The entry in this business networking group is restricted to one member one business category and through invitation only.