My notes from the BNI meetings are called the Kool-Aid Kronicles. BNI is an acquired taste. There’s some regimentation involved and it follows an orderly agenda. It’s also 7am every week. If you are going to do this 45+ times a year, you have to be very devoted to networking or maybe a little touched in the head. So those of us who are in BNI, accept the fact that we appear to be sippin’ that Kool-Aid.
For the last twelve years, I have been a member of BNI. This networking tool and word of mouth marketing has been an extremely valuable business partner. Many of the professionals in my chapter have dispensed weekly nuggets of wisdom for years on how to be a better entrepreneur. The economy is still trying to get back on solid ground, so it’s good to hear from everyday small biz owners who are keeping their heads and making things happen. Here are a few things I heard and learned on Wednesday from my colleagues:
The dentist showed us the proper way to floss. I wish Cayce shot video of that.
The Italian Cultural Entrepreneur releases his new album, Aceto, on June 15.
The bookkeeper talked about preparing projected cashflow statements for those considering selling their businesses or bringing in investors.
The nutritionist did a clever bit about turning the “perfect 10” couple into the perfect 11. They were a ten because the husband was tall and thin and the wife was shorter and overweight. But no one took offense, because he spun it so well.
The printer recently changed firms, and is now concentrating on producing printed matter for casinos.
The chiropractor is looking for that “thlon” group – biathletes, triathletes, marathon runners, IronMan-ers.
These are all fine folks, if you know of anyone that could use their services, feel free to connect them. To see the rest of my chapter, go to BNI7.