BNI Code of Ethics and Contract for Profitability

I will provide the quality of services at the prices that I have quoted.

I will be truthful with the members and their referrals.

I will build goodwill and trust among members and their referrals.

I will take responsibility for following up on the referrals I receive.

I will live up to the ethical standards of my profession.

I will display a positive and supportive attitude with the members o f my chapter

I will attend every meeting and when I am unable to attend, I will send a substitute to take my place and I understand that on the fourth absence within a six month period the Membership Committee may open my position to another qualified professional.

I will arrive on time each week and not leave early.

I will give good, qualified referrals.

Whenever possible and applicable, I will switch my personal buying to appropriate members of this BNI chapter, or members of other BNI chapters.



The Structure Says it All

  • BNI's approach to word-of-mouth marketing is built around a structured marketing system.
  • BNI meetings are carefully designed to create successful referral partnerships among the members.
  • BNI provides an environment conducive to developing personal relationships with dozens of business professionals.
    These "formal" relationships become the foundation for increasing your business referrals.

Here are a few of the policies:

  • Each weekly meeting begins promptly and lasts 90 minutes.
    Your marketing time does not encroach upon your income-generating day.
  • Only one person from each professional discipline or business is invited to join a BNI chapter.
    There is no competition within a BNI chapter
  • All participants represent their primary occupation.
    Experienced professionals are ready with information and advice.
  • Attendance is critical. Participants are allowed three absences every six months.
    More than three absences can result in loss of membership.
    Success means active participation
  • Participants contribute weekly with referrals and / or visitors.

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