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Franchise Process

Discover How You Can Join The BNI Team

  • 1

    Getting to Know You

    After the initial contact, we want to learn about you.

  • 2

    Understanding BNI

    We will provide an overview of the franchise opportunity, the requirements and discuss the qualification process.

  • 3

    Executive Interviews

    Once we have learned from each other, we will schedule a call with our executive staff to provide and discuss additional information, including any Franchise Disclosure requirements.

  • 4


    We will facilitate interviews between you and existing BNI national directors to allow you to gather the information needed to move to the next step.

  • 5

    Discovery Day

    An important step is for you to visit our headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, to meet the leadership and support teams. Expect a full day of presentations about the brand’s direction and vision.

  • 6

    Award Process

    At this point we will review the business plan, agree on the market opportunity and a term sheet.

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Bijay Shah

“Having been a BNI National Director now for over 12 years, I can’t think of any other business venture which could be as rewarding and satisfying. Not only have I found the BNI Concept an excellent business model from a Master Franchisee point of view, but it’s even more fulfilling as I get the opportunity to impact people’s personal and professional lives every day.”


National Director, United Arab Emirates & Qatar

Lorena Medina

“Being part of BNI makes you a part of a larger, worldwide community that breathes and lives its core values, every day. The collective knowledge and support is invaluable to your own personal growth and that of your BNI business. You will want to be a part of this.”


National Director, Mexico

Y.P. Lai

“As a BNI National Director, there is an immense sense of fulfillment when I directly help business owners grow their business, allowing them to provide more job opportunities and better financial security to their employees’ families. In BNI we are building business communities that are focused on supporting each other and that have a culture of love and caring. It is not only about business, it is also about giving back to society and creating a meaningful legacy. We are definitely “Changing the Way the World Does Business.”


National Director, Thailand, Vietnam & Philippines

Graham Southwell

“Getting involved in BNI has been a life changing experience. The personal, spiritual and economic growth that I have experienced in my 18 years of running BNI in New Zealand has far exceeded my wildest expectations. BNI makes a difference not just to myself and my family – but also to the communities in which we operate.”


National Director, New Zealand

The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional referral marketing program that enables them to develop meaningful, long-term relationships with quality business professionals.