After 37 years of mastering the art of business networking and developing a network of nearly 300,000 entrepreneurs in 74 countries, Business Network International (BNI) is launching its referral marketing program in the Czech Republic.

Powered by the “Givers Gain” philosophy, the organization encourages business collaboration and aims to support economic growth by facilitating the exchange of referrals between local entrepreneurs while providing them with the opportunity to access business abroad.

BNI members meet weekly and connect with people looking for their products or services, building strategic referral partnerships and supporting each other to identify new business opportunities.

19.2 billion USD is the money that BNI members have generated in the last 12 consecutive months (May 2021-May 2022) from referrals exchanged in the network.

How it works?

Businesses of all types and sizes join BNI to generate new business and long-term customers.

It’s not about selling to each other! BNI Groups are made up of over 35 successful and committed entrepreneurs who work in a positive environment to build trusting relationships and grow their businesses together by following BNI’s proven referral marketing program.

Generally, BNI networking meetings are accessible by invitation of existing BNI members. After attending a meeting, invitees have the option to request membership. When businessmen are admitted to a BNI group, their business category is locked to competing businesses. This gives exclusivity to all industry references, giving members a great competitive advantage.

Once the groups are launched, advanced training is provided and members also have access to the BNI Connect platform where members can connect with all other members of the network.

Be a BNI member

BNI members share common values ​​and a higher purpose than simply growing their own business. They want to contribute to the prosperity of their business community and support other members in achieving their goals. With the right attitude and networking mindset, this opportunity allows members to:

  • Develop their network of 200 business relations on average per year.
  • Receive approximately 40 referrals per year;
  • Learn 3-5 valuable new business skills and processes.

All over the world, the meeting format is the same. This facilitates international networking since members can use the BNI Connect® anytime online platform to visit groups in their countries of interest.

An exclusive opportunity for expatriate entrepreneurs

The first chapter (group) formed in Prague is called First Diamond and is expected to launch in September 2022 under the leadership of Consulting Director Mike Handa.

It is an English-speaking group, joining both local and expat entrepreneurs with the aim of accelerating business growth and collaboration across language barriers, aiming to help members generate at least 2, 5 MIL EUR from references exchanged.

Given BNI Czechia’s partnership with Prague Morning, we are pleased to have the exclusive to offer our professional readers the opportunity to register for the upcoming BNI First Diamond networking event by completing the registration form at this page.

About BNI

Founded in 1985 by Ivan Misner, Doctor of Statistics, BNI is the recognized leader in business networking in the world. Aimed at “changing the way the world does business”, it provides a structured collaborative framework for entrepreneurs to exchange qualified business referrals and grow personally and professionally with like-minded professionals.

Contact details of BNI Czechia

For more information about BNI and development in the Czech Republic, contact Diana Masopust, Country Director for the Czech Republic, by email at [email protected]