February, 20, 2018
World’s largest business referral organization – BNI successful launched its third chapter in Colombo recently. The glamorous event held on 30 January 2018, was graced by many veterans successful in their businesses and rising entrepreneurs with a vision for exponential growth.
With over 220,000 members in 8,000 plus chapters worldwide, BNI is the world’s leading referral organization. In 2017 alone, BNI member referrals generated a staggering US$ 13.6 billion or approximately Rs 2.108 trillion in revenue for the member businesses.
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 long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.
In Sri Lanka, BNI has seen a rapid growth in membership, a positive indication for the country itself, as the organization itself encourages entrepreneurship and articulate business planning, which will strengthen the country’s economy and knowledge base. Many doors are opened to members, for collaboration and partnerships with fellow members of BNI globally where symbiotic relationships are formed for smart and successful business.
The launch of the new chapter ‘BNI Dynamic’ will set the pace for the growth of many other chapters in Sri Lanka which are yet to be formed, and is already on a growth trajectory in placing Sri Lanka on the business world map.
Launch Director of BNI Dynamics Chapter – Ragulan Tharmakulasingham said ‘In any economy, SMEs play a major role and BNI® is a platform for them to grow themselves using the network within 71+ countries. It’s a proven platform for 32 years, founded by Dr. Ivan Misener in 1985, therefore it will definitely help Sri Lankan SMEs, businesses and corporate too to grow their business both locally and globally using the structured referral marketing processes.” Ragulan Tharmakulasingham can be contacted on +94 71 303 2422 or on firstname.lastname@example.org .
The event held at Hilton Residencies, Colombo was made even more colourful by the presence of many special invitees who shared very positive views and suggestions on their experiences with BNI and their own business journey.
BNI holds a vision of elevating over 1,000 entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka, by including them into the BNI Chapters and driving its growth vision for businesses of Sri Lanka and its economy.