Want a sales force actively working for your business? Find out how…

Even if you are simply curious to see what all the fuss is about, just come to our next meeting on Thursday and decide for yourself. Here are some useful tips on how to get the most out of your visit:

The meeting will open at 6:45am, and will be held at The Rose & Crown Hotel, East Street, Colchester CO1 2TZ. Click here for map.

The meeting cost is £10.00, which includes breakfast.

Please remember to bring plenty of business cards, or even some handouts about your company and the products/services you provide. The other members of the chapter will want to learn about your business, so that they can look out for referrals for you in the future.

There will also be an opportunity for you to give a 60 second ‘commercial’ about your business - who you are, what you offer, who your customers are, and what type of referrals are most valuable to you.

There’s no ‘recession’ when you’re part of BNI.

BNI is a 26 year old business and professional organisation that allows only one person from each trade or profession to join a chapter. With over 5,866 active chapters, and 139,971 members, it is the most successful business referral organisation in the world.

Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you because all the other members carry copies of your card with them. When they meet someone new that could use your products or services they hand out your card and personally recommend your services.

It’s as simple as that! Last year members of BNI passed 6.5 million referrals, which generated more than €1.95 billion worth of business.

Visit us on Thursday morning, 6.45am at the Rose and Crown Hotel, Colchester to find out how you can beat your competition.

You can build a sustainable business… start this Thursday… case study…

It is very difficult to advertise for clients in the CRM market - by far the
best way to find business is by referrals.   Project Support have been members of BNI
for 10 years now and joined originally because of their emphasis on
referrals rather than just ‘networking’.   During our first year we were
given a referral to a local IT Services company and following on from the
work, we were referred on and on and on accumulating in 15 new clients
directly from the original referral and this string is still active.  BNI

Member Profile - Gary Lewis - Innovate Financial Solutions

Innovate Financial Solutions Ltd is a long standing member of BNI and is currently represented in three BNI chapters.
As independent financial advisers, we offer guidance on an extensive range of regulated products and provide our clients with a broad spectrum of advice from a team of qualified, experienced practitioners.
All recommendations are based on a thorough investigation of our clients circumstances and objectives with the resulting advice and recommendations prepared by a specialist in the appropriate field. We provide tailored financial advice to both personal and corporate clients.
Innovate Financial Solutions Ltd is not a ‘tied agent’ and offers advice and solutions on a whole of market basis. We offer a range of payment options including fee or commission terms. Meetings are held at a time and place convenient to the client.

Just some of the areas that we cover:
First Time Buyers
Home Movers
Re Mortgages
Buy to Let Mortgages
Shared Ownership
Personal Pensions
Corporate Pensions
Phased Retirement
Income Drawdown
Life Assurance
Critical Illness Insurance
Income Protection
Private Medical Insurance
Estate Planning
Whole of Life Assurance
Gift & Loan Trusts
Discounted Gift Plans
Wills & Trusts
Find out how Innovate can help you and your family in Financial Planning, contact:

Gary Lewis Dip PFS
Independent Financial Adviser
Innovate Financial Solutions Ltd
5 Langford Bower Office Suite, Langford Hall
Langford, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4ST
Phone:    01621     854402
Fax:         01621     854916 
Mobile:   07710     407109   
Web:       www.innovatefs.co.uk

Member Profile - Project Support ACT! Consultants

Project Support is a fully accredited Sage ACT! CRM software partner.  Sage
ACT! is the World’s leading software for the SME market which links to MS
Outlook, Word, Excel, Sage 50 Accounts and Gmail/Google Calendar.  Our
services cover all aspects of implementing ACT! for a client from initial
consultancy, installation, design through to training.

Our balance of knowledge and experience in ACT! software, business data
analysis and project management - across different industry sectors, gives
us the edge over our competitors and helps us find cost effective and
practical solutions for businesses.

Contact Jenny Upson, jenny@projectsupport.ltd.uk

Would You Like A Steady Flow of Qualified Referrals for your business?

We are part of an international group whose UK members each generated an average of £26,000 from successful referrals last year.

We are holding an Open House meeting on Thursday 23rd February at The Rose and Crown Hotel, East Street, Colchester. The meeting starts from 6.45am and ends promptly at 08:30am.

We would be delighted if you could attend and find out more about our group. Please call 01206 544700 to confirm your attendance as it is a catered breakfast and we need to reserve seats; there is a £10 meeting fee to cover breakfast.

We look forward to meeting you, and if you have any questions, please contact Paul Clark, Tonic Creative Solutions 01206 544700.

P.S. Feel free to bring any business associate(s) with you who may also be interested in finding out how to generate more business through word of mouth referrals - this is a unique and really exciting opportunity for any individual or organisation to increase their business, especially in the current economic climate.

Member Profile - Fletchers Marketing

Fletchers Marketing can improve your revenue and profitability by planning
and implementing business development programmes that move you closer to
your longer term sales and marketing goals. We work with you to define your
goals and develop tactics to achieve them using proven marketing techniques.
Our focus is on the end result - intelligent execution of initiatives that
deliver improved return on marketing investment. We cover all aspects of
marketing from planning to research to promotion and have a particular
expertise in online marketing. Our online marketing services include email
marketing, online advertising, search engine optimisation, web site
usability, social media, & ecommerce.

For more information, Email Nigel Rodliffe:

Colchester Dynamos Member Profile

Rock IT is proud to be a founder member of the BNI Colchester Dynamos. Rock IT see the benefits of being a BNI Member as an effective way of developing referral business by treating other BNI Members as an extended salesforce. BNI is indeed the best marketing for your company that money can buy. And we would like to invite new members to our chapter to share in this positive, professional and structured approach to networking.

So what do Rock IT do? We are a UK based Microsoft Gold Partner which looks after computer systems and IT Support. We work with companies big and small, from 1 person to big well-known household names. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether you have 5, 50 or 250 people, you should give us a call.

With offices in Newbury (Berkshire), Colchester (Essex) and London we’ve got the whole of the South-East of England pretty much covered. We operate our 24/7 IT support from our Colchester office. If you’re based in Essex, Suffolk, Berkshire, London or indeed any of the UK, we can look after you.

Our remote monitoring system notifies us when a problem occurs in your organisation, as well as providing data to enable us to proactively prevent problems.

We also provide regular IT Healthchecks for our clients which identify both the strengths and weaknesses of your current computer systems and recommend strategies to help you stay ahead of your competition.

Our reach also extends overseas - a number of our clients have both UK and overseas offices, and we support them all using the full benefit of our 24/7 Support Team - currently we have overseas clients in Sweden, the USA, Australia and Hong Kong.

We pride ourselves in speaking plain English and helping you find the right solution for the problem - we aren’t interested in just selling you the latest bit of kit because it looks fancy and has lovely flashing lights…

So if you are looking for a fresh approach to IT Support, we would like to talk to you. Or you can contact Sean Springett on 01635 567752 sean.springett@rockitg.com for an informal chat. Better still, why not visit us at our BNI Breakfast meeting which is held every Thursday at 06:45 at the Rose and Crown Hotel, Colchester www.roseandcrowncolchester.co.uk

About BNI Colchester Dynamos
BNI is a business and professional organisation that allows only one person from each trade or profession to join a chapter. With hundreds of local chapters all around the UK and overseas, it is the most successful business referral organisation in the world.

Take a look at www.bni.com to find out lots more about the network

Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you. All the other members of your chapter carry your business card around with them, so that when they meet someone new that could use your products or services they’re able to hand your card out and recommend your services.

It’s as simple as that!
Professionals WANTED

The Colchester Dynamos Chapter of the BNI is proud to announce its launch.  The Colchester Dynamo’s are a dedicated and professional group of business people that see the value in networking and passing business to and between other like minded business people.  We are launching because we want to make our chapter a huge success and would like to offer an open invitation to serious business people that would like to add their weight as a founder member of our new chapter.

We are keen to see professionals from the follows lines of business:

  • Photographer
  • Printer
  • Overseas Property
  • Estate/Letting Agent
  • Solicitor
  • Electrician
  • Chiropractor
  • Plumber
  • Office Supplies
  • Management Consulting
  • Surveyor
  • Property Management
  • Architect
  • Health & Wellness
  • Business/Commercial Insurance
  • Carpenter
  • Landscaper
  • Health Insurance

BNI only accepts one person per business category, and competition for places is high, so act now to reserve your place and lock out your competition.

If you see the value in networking then we will value your input and membership to the chapter. For more information or to book a place, contact Nigel Rodliffe (e-mail: nigel.rodliffe@website-marketing-fletchers.co.uk or telephone 07766 007889).