JAMMU, Dec 28: After thirty- three years of foundation in the USA, Business Network International (BNI) has launched its first chapter BNI Abundance in Jammu with 34 members with the closed business of more than 20 lakhs.
Only business owners and key decision makers can be members of BNI. Its the 526th Chapter in the country.
The session was graced by Atul Joglekar, Head India Operations, Sunil Kuhzuvelil, District Director, BNI India and Regional Directors of Jammu Raghav and Dimpi Gupta.
Raghav informed that the members in BNI meet weekly to exchange quality business referrals between each other which provide an opportunity to grow their businesses. ‘We are in the process of launching four chapters presently and expect the Jammu region to grow to a member size of 250 in a year’s time’, Raghav said. This is the only organizations of its type, which also eliminates the chance of competition by allowing only one person from a specific profession in each chapter.
The idea behind BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional business networking and referral program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals. In BNI, members do not pay any commissions for the business they gain through the referrals received.
The organization aims to create an outstanding culture that promotes collaboration and co creation. The average seat value per member in new business terms in BNI India is INR 43.54 lakhs per year and growing, he added.
The Forbes Magazine had named BNI in the list of Top 3 Essential Local Small Business Associations you should belong to in the current ever evolving business space, Raghav informed.