365 things to do in Worcester County - create a BNI group

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Home Team AdvantEdge

365 things to do in Worcester County - create a BNI group.  How did this get on my 365 things to do list, you might ask.  Well, it's very simple.  I saw the benefit in BNI last week and now am on a mission.  A co-worker of mine, Jim Tully, invited me to his BNI group.  I was eager to find out more about it until I learned that I had to get up at some ungodly hour to be at the meeting at 7:00 am.  There goes my beauty sleep.

 

The BNI group I attended, is located in West Boylston and has approximately 35 members.  They are all professionals but only one from each field is allowed.  The first 15 minutes are mingling and networking.  Then the meeting begins.  Each person has 50 seconds to give a "commercial" on their business.  Then three of the members give an in depth presentation.  This is followed by collection of past referrals and the one or two people who gave out the most referrals receive a small prize.  Really cool.

The point of the group is to help each other to increase business.  Not hard, we all know people and because we are proffessionals, we know other professionals.  It looks like a really great, easy and fun way of getting more business.

Since real estate agents are very common, it is difficult if not impossible to find a group with a vacated seat for residential real estate agent.  So my only option is to creat my own group.  The first step is to do some research;  find out the cost, parameters, amount of minimum people and start networking.  I have already talked to a plumber and he is interested.  The real cool part is that if I am the one inviting people, I can invite the professionals I know are really good.  This way I am promoting people I know will do a fantastic job.  So I am giving you a list below of people I can invite.  If you know of any professionals in Worcester County who whold like to join a new BNI group and help me build it from the ground up, please let me know.

  • Accounting Services
  • Acting Instruction/Speaking Coach
  • Acupuncture
  • Administrative Outsourcing
  • Adult Day Care
  • Advertising
  • Air & Water Purification
  • Air Purification
  • Aircraft Sales
  • Alarm Systems
  • Answering Service
  • Antique
  • Antique
  • Appraiser
  • Aquariums
  • Architect
  • Architectural Software Consult
  • Art Services
  • Artist
  • Assist Living
  • Astrologer
  • Attorney - Business
  • Attorney - Civil & Criminal
  • Attorney - Collection
  • Attorney - Conveyance
  • Attorney - Corporate
  • Attorney - Divorce
  • Attorney - Divorce, Business
  • Attorney - Elder Law
  • Attorney - Elder Law
  • Attorney - Employment Law
  • Attorney - Family Law
  • Attorney - General
  • Attorney - Immigration
  • Attorney - Insurance
  • Attorney - Intellectual Property
  • Attorney - Litigation
  • Attorney - Management
  • Attorney - Personal
  • Attorney - Personal Injury
  • Attorney - RE./Estate Plan
  • Attorney - RE./Probate
  • Attorney - Real Estate
  • Audio - Visual
  • Auto & Truck Repair
  • Auto Body
  • Auto Detailer
  • Auto Glass
  • Auto Sales
  • Baker
  • Balloon Decorator
  • Banking
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Benefits
  • Beverages
  • Billing
  • Book Store
  • Bookkeeper
  • Broadband Access
  • Bulk Mailing
  • Business Services
  • Cable Television
  • Career Management Consultant
  • Carpentry
  • Carpet
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Carpet & Window Cleaning
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Caterer
  • Cellular Communication
  • Cemetery
  • Ceramics
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Chef
  • Child Care
  • Chiropractor
  • Chiropractor/Massage
  • Cleaning and Restoration
  • Cleaning Service
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Cleaning Systems
  • Closets Design/Install
  • Clothier
  • Coaching
  • Coffee Service
  • College Funding
  • Commercial Banker
  • Commercial Lending
  • Community Center
  • Computer Consultant
  • Computer Designer
  • Computer Education
  • Computer Network
  • Computer Repair
  • Computer Sales
  • Computer Services
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Solutions
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Training
  • Concierge
  • Construction
  • Consultant
  • Consultant - Business
  • Consultant - Harassment
  • Consultant - Marketing
  • Contract Manager
  • Contractor
  • Cooking Coach
  • Copier Sales
  • Copywriter
  • Corporate Art
  • Corporate Gifts
  • Cosmetic Sales
  • Courier
  • CPA
  • Creative Memories
  • Credit Card Services
  • Database Application
  • Dating Service
  • Day Camp
  • Debt & Mortgage Elimination
  • Decorative Finishes
  • Delivery Service
  • Dentist
  • Design - Exhibits
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Direct Mail
  • Direct Merchandise
  • Disability Advocate
  • Disc Jockey
  • Document Imaging
  • Document Solution
  • Dog Training
  • Driving School
  • Dry Cleaners
  • Duct Cleaning
  • E-Commerce
  • Editorial Services
  • Elder Advocacy
  • Elder Care
  • Electrician
  • Electrolysis
  • Electronic Media
  • Embroidery
  • Emergency Service
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Staffing
  • Energy Planning
  • Energy supplier
  • Engineer - Civil
  • Engineering & Survey
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental Clean. Products
  • Environmental Services
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Equipment Leasing
  • Estate Planning
  • Esthetician
  • Event Decorating
  • Event Planning
  • Executive Coaching
  • Exhibit/Trade show Display
  • Expense Reduction Services
  • Facilitator
  • Farm/Farm products
  • Fences
  • Feng Shui
  • Financial Services
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Consultant
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Flooring
  • Florist
  • Florist & Garden Center
  • Food & Beverage
  • Food Service
  • Framing
  • Fuel Oil
  • Fund Raiser
  • Funeral Services
  • Furniture
  • Gallery
  • Garage Doors
  • Garden Center
  • Gift Baskets
  • Gift Items
  • Gift Items Customized
  • Gift Shop
  • Glass Replacement
  • Golf Club/Function
  • Golf Game
  • Gourmet Steaks/Seafood
  • Graphic Designer
  • Graphic Renderings
  • Group Benefits
  • Gutter Maintenance
  • Hair Salon
  • Hairdresser
  • Handyman
  • Harbor Cruises
  • Hardware Sales - Retail
  • Headhunter
  • Healing Arts
  • Health & Fitness
  • Health & Wellness
  • Health Care
  • Health Club
  • Hearing
  • Heating
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Holistic Therapy
  • Home and Garden Designer
  • Home Care
  • Home Improvements
  • Home Inspection
  • Hotel
  • HR Services
  • Human Resources
  • Hypnotherapist
  • Image Promotion Counselor
  • In Home Care
  • Incentives Program
  • Indexing Service
  • Industrial Hardware Supplies
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance - Business
  • Insurance - Commercial
  • Insurance - Disability
  • Insurance - Employee
  • Insurance - Financial Service
  • Insurance - Health
  • Insurance - Home Care
  • Insurance - Investments
  • Insurance - Life
  • Insurance - Life & Disability
  • Insurance - Long Term Care
  • Insurance - P & C
  • Insurance - Personal
  • Insurance Agent
  • Interactive Sales/Marketing
  • Interior Designer
  • Internet Consultant
  • Internet Marketing
  • Internet Provider
  • Investment Adviser
  • Investment Planner
  • Investments
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Management
  • IT Support
  • Janitorial Maintenance
  • Janitorial Supply and Svc.
  • Jazz Musician
  • Jeweler
  • Jewelry/clocks
  • Job Development / Training
  • Kitchen & Bath Design
  • Kitchen & Cabinet Sales
  • Kitchen Products/Gifts
  • Landscape Design
  • Landscaping
  • Legal Services
  • Lending
  • Limousine
  • Local/Long Distance
  • Machinist
  • Magnetic Therapy
  • Mail Services
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Mason
  • Massage & Wellness
  • Massage Therapist
  • Media Production
  • Mediation/Arbitration Services
  • Medical and Legal Consulting
  • Medical Office
  • Medical Record Review
  • Medical Supply
  • Merchant Services
  • Mortgage Services
  • Moving Company
  • Moving Services
  • Multimedia Design
  • Murals
  • Muscular Therapy
  • Music
  • Natural Lighting
  • Network Consulting
  • Network Marketing
  • Network Services
  • Networking
  • Networking/PC Repair
  • Newspaper
  • Non Profit Assoc. Management
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Nutritional Products
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Nutritionist
  • Office Equipment
  • Office Furniture
  • Office Interior
  • Office Supplies
  • Optical Retailer
  • Optimal Nutrition
  • Optometrist
  • Organizer
  • Orthodonist
  • Painter
  • Paralegal
  • Parking Lot Striping
  • Party Suppliers
  • Paving & Excavation
  • Payroll
  • Pediatrician
  • Personal & Business Asst
  • Personal Chef
  • Personal Coach
  • Personal Manager
  • Personal Trainer
  • Personalized Invitations/Gifts
  • Personnel Evaluation
  • Pest Control
  • Pet Sitter
  • Phone Equipment
  • Phone Services
  • Phone book
  • Photographer
  • Photography - Commercial
  • Physical Therapist
  • Picture Framing
  • Plant Service
  • Plumber
  • Plumbing & Heating
  • Podiatrist
  • Pool
  • Potter Place
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Presentation Skills Training
  • Principal Trainer
  • Print - Large Format Color
  • Print and Web Designer
  • Printer Ink and Toner Cartridges
  • Printer Services/Repair
  • Printing
  • Private Investigator
  • Probate Accounting
  • Process Server
  • Product Service
  • Promotional Products
  • Property Liquidation
  • Property Maintenance
  • Property Management
  • Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Public Relations
  • Publication
  • Publisher/Newsletter
  • Publishing
  • Radio Advertising
  • Real Estate - Commercial
  • Real Estate - Residential
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Real Estate Inspections
  • Recognition Consultant
  • Recruiter
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Remanufactured Furniture
  • Remodeling
  • Rest Home
  • Restaurant - Marketing
  • Restoration Services
  • Resume
  • Retail Sales
  • Retirement Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Rubbish & Junk Removal
  • RV Sales & Rentals
  • Safety and Awareness
  • Sales & Design
  • Sales & Marketing Consultant
  • Sales Training
  • Screen printing
  • Sealcoating
  • Security Systems
  • Self Storage
  • Septic Systems
  • Shopping Service
  • Sign & Engraving
  • Sign Company
  • Sign/Banner
  • Silk Screening
  • Site Civil Engineering
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Social Worker
  • Software & Web Develop.
  • Software Consultant
  • Software Development
  • Software Sales
  • Sound Systems
  • Spa
  • Special Events
  • Speech
  • Sports Activities
  • Staffing
  • Stained Glass
  • Stationary
  • Surveyor & Mapping Services
  • System Integration
  • Tax Preparation
  • Telecommunications
  • Telephone Sales & Services
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Tool Sales/Repair
  • Trade Show
  • Training Program Materials
  • Transportation
  • Travel Agent
  • Trophies
  • Tutoring
  • Uniforms
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinarian Supplies
  • Video & Audio Production
  • Video Services
  • Wall Designer
  • Waste Disposal
  • Water Purification
  • Web Appl. Development
  • Web Architects
  • Web Designer
  • Web Training
  • Wellness Consultant
  • Window Treatments
  • Windows
  • Wine Consultant
  • Wireless Service
  • Women Clothing
  • Writer
  • YMCA
  • Yoga
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    Jane Becker, CRS, MCBA, GRI, ABR, CBR,LMC, CDPE,E-Pro
    Specializing in true representation
    508-922-9832 fx 508-829-9118
    buyhomes@charter.net
    Home Team AdvantEdge, Keller Williams Greater Worcester
     

     

    Comments (2)

    Paula Stills
    RE/MAX Real Estate Results - Bentonville, AR
    Full time Real Estate, Ready when you are!

    Good morning Jane, looks like you have you hands full.  Your post makes me think I need to attend an early morning networking group.  Thanks.... Make it a grea day.

    Nov 15, 2010 12:00 AM
    Jen Edwards
    RE/MAX Unlimited - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
    Broker Associate

    Networking is great, as long as it's done effectively and not draining your time and energy.  BNI is a great way to get referrals!

    Nov 17, 2010 01:42 PM