BNI – Business Network International
Black Tulip’s business has grown nearly exclusively through referrals. Recently, we joined a BNI Chapter in order to further grow our business. Within a short time we have received multiple leads, some of which have already been converted into new clients.
If you are not familiar with BNI, this is how it works: once a week small business owners, one from each business category, meet over breakfast and exchange information about their own business to allow other members of the group look for referrals. The BNI slogan “Givers Gain” really works. You refer them, and they will start referring you. For the full story, and chapters near you, have a look at the BNI Canada site.
Referrals, rather than advertising or direct mail, has worked best for Black Tulip. Trust and quality of service has been key to the growing of our business. Happy clients will refer. Through BNI we have taken it a step further by proactively referring others who in turn help us generate more business.
Here is a list of the businesses (and their links) in our chapter. Go ahead – contact them. They would welcome your business. Just tell them Black Tulip sent you! We know they are good people. We have breakfast with them every week!
Mobility Medical Transportation