Frequently Asked Questions of BNI

A business marketing program that allows one person from each profession to join a chapter. The sole purpose of the chapter is to increase business through a structured system of giving referrals.

We meet in side room at:

Senate Coney Island
34359 Plymouth Road
Livonia,MI48150

Every week at 7:00AM, so that members maintain contact and exchange regular referrals.

Because “what goes around comes around!” people that GIVE business referrals GET business referrals! Visit and see BNI in action!

  • By allowing members the opportunity to present and promote their business to all members in a group exclusively without competing professionals. Each profession has only one representative per chapter.
  • By an increased awareness of your profession from other networking members who will use or recommend your services once they know and trust you.
  • By substantially increasing and expanding your business through referrals.
  • By exposing your service and knowledge to businesses and success oriented people throughout the community.
  • By gaining knowledge from information on other networking members’ professions.
  • By using a professionally designed forum to promote yourself and your business efficiently, effectively and economically.
  • By routinely meeting with other focused, motivated business professionals.

We only take one person from each profession. So if you are a residential real estate professional and we already have one, we can refer you to another BNI chapter, or we may help you start another chapter.

It is not the occupation, it is the individual. The occupation can be anything. All professions can prosper from BNI given you take the time to learn how to target market and teach your fellow members what you are looking for in referrals.

A good mature BNI chapter typically has over 30 members. Our BNI chapter has as many as 45-50 members at a given time!

You’re encouraged to bring visitors for those occupations that are open. After the visitor has been pre-screened and joins, their profession is then closed. BNI is primarily an invitation-only organization and members only look to invite visitors who are interested in joining BNI.

The application asks for references and we have a membership committee that checks them. It’s word of mouth, so before they even come to a meeting they have to have spoken to someone or been invited by someone in the group. Everyone has to have a sponsor, or one is assigned to them, and they interview them.

See What Our Members are Saying:

Glad I Joined

Joining the Greater Livonia BNI Chapter has been great for my business! The relationships I've built and referrals I've been able to exchange has been outstanding.

Jay Johnson, Partner
Coeus Creative Group