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Discussion in 'Advertising Offline/Online & Canvassing' started by Jon Grainger, Aug 20, 2015.

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  1. Jon Grainger

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    Hi guys
    Got this message following a FB ad I posted of a buy and sell group-

    Hi Jon, i see you promoting window cleaning in the local area. I own a cleaning business and am looking to refer business to a window cleaner on a regular basis, would you be interested to come along to my business network meeting on Friday morning 6:45am- 8am to meet me and a few other local business men?
    The meeting is held at ****
    Look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Thanks

    So I have agreed to go, it's £10 inc breakfast, and we get the chance for a one minute presentation.

    I'm planning to go, just to see how it goes, and even if I get one customer I'll make my money back,

    I've got a few ideas of what I'm going to say, but help me with any advice!

    Regards
    J
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    That sounds like bni
    I have been to these
    If it is bni you can go twice as a visitor at 10 quid a time
    Then you have to join
    £175 one off joining fee for the year
    Then 500 odd for the actual yearly fees plus 45 a month to cover the building rent and breakfasts so not that cheap really
    And you can't get official referals whilst a visitor
     
  3. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    No davey, the actual annual fees are just over £1000 per year, if you still have that PM I sent you some time back on BNI please feel free to forward it to Jon.
     
  4. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    I just PM'd it to Jon anyhow save you the trouble davey. :p
     
  5. daveyboy

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    It is about a grand once you add it all together as it needs paying in 1 lump but 2nd year you don't pay the 175 membership fee
    I got given the breakdown when i went the other week
    Bit steep for me
    Around 1200 all added up
     
  6. Jake

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    The costs is why I turned it down about a year ago, there's better ways to get work in, without spending 1k and having to get up early every week!
     
  7. TolishAPurd

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    If its only a tenner inc breakfst then nothing to lose if you ask me. Might meet a few landlords, letting agents and the like. Got to be worth a punt..
     
  8. Jon Grainger

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    Exactly what I thought! I'll write up how it went!
     
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  9. Jake

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    Yep, defo go to the first couple of 'free' ones, then sack it off, they'll try and get you to join, but just say no lol
     
  10. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    What you are all missing is the fact that it is a referral based organization for members only. Does not matter whom you meet at a BNI meeting they will not give you one single lead or referral until you are a member of the club!
     
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