New Year New Business

2023 is here, and it’s time to start thinking about business networking and franchising opportunities. The world of business is becoming more and more globalized.

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Global Convention Singapore 2022

Over the past two years, BNI has been innovating and conducting business almost exclusively online. Everything from online Chapter meetings to large regional and international networking events has been presented virtually. Last year’s BNI Global Convention pivoted from in-person to Online. BNI was able to conduct both live and on-demand sessions successfully, to the delight of our Members. However, there was a missing

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New Franchisee Joins BNI Indonesia

 On October 28, 2022 Indonesia became part of BNI. We welcome new National Directors Grace Hakim, Setio Priyono, and Eddy Surgiri. BNI Global, Inc. Head of Global Development George Barlow was pleased to welcome the newest National Directors. “I am thrilled to welcome our new Master Franchisees and friends to the BNI family. They have a reputation for excellent leadership and a passion for helping others.”

Grace has been involved with BNI since 2018 where she has been a Member of the Pioneer Chapter, a Member of the Grow Chapter, and a Launch Director Consultant. She has an impressive background in leadership, negotiation, marketing, and communication, with a bachelor’s degree in international trade.

Setio was also a Member of the Pioneer Chapter, starting in 2015. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration. His core skills are in accounting and finance, strategic management, auditing, and public relations.

Eddy holds a degree in architecture and is fluent in four languages. His skills include communication, ideation, problem solving, and critical thinking.

In a testimonial Grace, Setio, and Eddy said, “The three of us were inspired to build BNI chapters so that we can use BNI as a vehicle to help more SMEs in Indonesia. It was then that we decided this is the right momentum to be the National Directors of BNI Indonesia.”

Indonesia has already successfully built three chapters. The BNI Core Value of “Building Relationships” has shown through with the success of their chapters. The Members have contacts both locally and internationally. Those contacts occurred with the passing of referrals among numerous businesses. Grace, Setio, and Eddy are excited for their Members to continue to succeed.

BNI looks forward to the many successes awaiting BNI Indonesia.

About BNI

Supporting hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and business professionals around the globe, BNI is the world’s largest referral networking organization. With options for In-person, Online, and Hybrid Meetings, BNI Members grow their businesses in Chapters that fit their preferred networking style. To learn more, visit bni.com.


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New Franchisee Joins BNI Oman

BNI is pleased to announce a new franchise owner in Oman. We are excited to welcome Mr. Saleem Althaf to the BNI family. Mr. Althaf has a Master’s degree in computer applications from the Indira Gandhi National Open University, India. He is a technologist by profession and an entrepreneur at heart. Currently, he is the

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Time Frame

Time Frame

Have you ever heard the saying “all good things take time”? Well, the most common question asked to the Development Team is: “How long does the process take to become a franchisee within the organization?” We take pride in the processes we use in developing a franchisee’s new country.

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How BNI Chooses Their Potential Franchisees

You may have read or viewed our blog from December 9th, 2021, Franchising, and the Process. Within that blog, BNI staff talks about the process we take once we choose our franchisees and what that process looks like. However, before a franchisee reaches out about the opportunity, or before BNI receives a referral, the Franchise Development Team ensures they would be a good candidate.

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Franchise Support

Franchise Support

Back in November, 2021 we launched our “Franchising, is it Right for You?” blog. In the second-to-last sentence within that blog BNI team members briefly talk about having a mentor to guide our franchisees and answer questions that arise while learning BNI’s franchise business. The relationship between the franchisor and the new

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Brand Awareness

In our blogs, we often refer to BNI’s Core Values as one of the most important details we embrace. In addition, our branding standards and logos are critical to our success.

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