Founded in 1985, BNI® is a global, proven business networking organization. Our members are business professionals who help each other grow their businesses through their commitment to our principal core value, Givers Gain ®. Each week, in thousands of communities across the globe, members meet with other trusted business leaders to build and nurture lasting relationships and pass qualified business referrals. Membership in BNI® offers access to business training, peer learning and opportunities to network and do business with hundreds of thousands of BNI® members around the world.
BNI ®. Changing the Way the World Does Business ®
The best way to find out more about how BNI works is to visit a local chapter meeting and see for yourself what it's like. Each chapter has a personality of its own, and finding where you fit best helps you to get connected.
Discover all the reasons to join a BNI Chapter in Your Region.
BNI Northeast Florida features networking chapters throughout Northeast Florida, including Beaches Area, Clay County, Flagler County, Southside, St. Johns County, Volusia County and more. Our members range from a variety of professions in industries, such as real estate, financial services, trades, marketing services, home services companies, network marketing companies, and much more. Each member is encouraged to pass warm referrals to other members of their chapter, and, in return, they receive referrals in kind. Chapters meet once per week (currently virtually) and are encouraged to hold individual meetings with other chapter members in order to build strong relationships.
One of the many things that makes BNI special is that each networking chapter has only one representative from each industry. This means BNI members are all but guaranteed to receive business from their chapter provided there is demand for their services. Additionally, BNI members encounter less competition and warmer referrals, meaning they can often command higher prices, and provide better value for their services.
Members of BNI Northeast Florida routinely say that BNI is either their only form of advertising or their most profitable one. A business’ ability to enter a chapter and immediately begin promoting and building relationships with other business owners is highly valuable, especially to those businesses that have recently become established. Additionally, the fact that BNI incentivizes its members to pass business opportunities among one another is the “secret sauce” that creates exponential growth for many business owners who choose to join.
The best way to get involved in a BNI chapter is to visit for free and meet the members. Each chapter designates members to be in charge of welcoming visitors and answering questions (called “visitor hosts”), so you will not be put in a position to feel nervous or out of place. We provide a warm, motivating atmosphere for all. You can use our Advanced Chapter Search to find a local networking chapter which holds meetings at a convenient date and time for you. Our networking groups meet at the same time each week, for 60-90 minutes.