BNI was established in 1985 and began franchising in 1996. Since its launch in November 2004, the BNI India franchise has established itself in 130 cities and has shown year-on-year growth in subscriptions.

The BNI Business model has had 38 years of consecutive Membership growth and has supported Member business growth through some of the most challenging business environments.


The World’s Largest Referral Networking Organization

BNI® is a business for people who love business. As the world’s leading referral organization, franchise owners provide their members the opportunity to increase business through a structured, positive and professional network that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with results-driven professionals, dedicated to helping each other generate more sales.

A Business That Changes Lives

BNI® has grown to support over 325,205 members worldwide, with chapters in over 79 countries across the globe. BNI has grown because it solves a fundamental challenge all professionals face: ‘What is the best way for me to generate more business and sales?’ In 2021 alone, BNI Members shared over 13.01 million valuable new client referrals and generated over $20.06B (USD) in revenue.

Our franchisees, who we call Executive Directors, launch and grow BNI® Chapters within their communities, earning revenue from the Members who join those Chapters that essentially adds a roomful of new sales people to their team. Since members benefit by expanding the number of people in their chapter — and thus increasing the number of potential referrals — they double as recruiters, which helps chapters grow.

“Business people are always looking to increase sales and BNI® helps them achieve that in a unique, fun way,” says Graham Weihmiller, CEO of BNI®, “Everyone speaks the language of referrals and BNI® is uniquely positioned to build bridges in a world that needs bridges more than ever.”




What attracted me to BNI in the first place, more than the business opportunities, was its philosophy of Givers Gain. I started my journey in 2011 as a member of BNI Gurgaon and by 2014 I had transitioned into the role of executive director along with Rakesh Kochhar. Today my role has grown beyond Gurgaon’s borders and across India allowing me to give further expression to my passion by being on the National training team, a Support District Director among other national level roles. Under our guidance BNI Gurgaon has grown to over 1100 members and is consistently ranked amongst the top regions of the world. I take particular pride in working with women entrepreneurs (over 215 amazing women members in BNI Gurgaon and their tribe is growing) and helping them realize their dream. BNI Gurgaon for us, is more than a business but an opportunity to create positive stories of change in our community. Our vision is 2000 members by 2024 impacting over 100,000 lives.


Executive DirectorBNI Gurgaon


BNI – Changing the way the world does business, absolutely true in every sense. I was a member of BNI in Hyderabad west region and I have personally experienced what BNI can do to a businessmen. My business increased and I have developed a good network which was ready to help me for anything and everything. So I have decided to leave my existing business to my partner ( my brother-in-law) and moved to Visakhapatnam to help the local businessmen to experience what I have experienced as a member. In just about 6 years time I can proudly say that this is my full time business now and I have added 550+ members. Today BNI has made a huge difference in the local business community by helping members making more money. It gives me huge satisfaction and high level of respect in the city. I am thankful to BNI for changing the way Vizag does business.


Executive DirectorBNI Visakhapatnam


My journey of BNI has been the most amazing growth experience. My Partner Atul Joglekar and myself started our journey of managing the region in February 2014. Since then we have grown our region to approximately 1400 members in our 2 regions. BNI has given me an opportunity to change lives by helping entrepreneurs to come together and expand their business and their boundaries and the satisfaction of helping people succeed through a structured process is what makes this not only a business but much more as you interact with so many people. In this journey, not only have I had the opportunity of affecting other’s lives but also changed mine to be able to speak better, inspire others and lead change so that we could become a small part of changing the way the world does business.


Executive DirectorBNI Pune



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