Best Business Referral Group in Winnipeg – 2021
There are a number of business referral networking groups in Winnipeg, including 7 chapters of the BNI Network. The BNI Accelerators of Winnipeg call themselves the best business referral group in the city, and it’s easy to show why they might just be correct.
In 2021, this dynamic, small business referral network group of 24 business owners passed over 850 referrals to each other, and generated over $1.1 Million Dollars in closed, verified business.
This business group allows one member per profession, which eliminates competition among it’s members, and instead fosters an environment of support and collaboration. This is the time of year when we recognize the top producers of the chapter. Everything a member does to contribute to the chapter is counted and scored.
Recognition is given for ‘Most Referrals Given”, “Most Dollar Value generated” (referrals that turn into legitimate business for other members), Most Visitors Brought and Highest Chapter Accountability Tracking score.
4 Measurable Networking Categories in 2021
Most Referrals Given during the year
The top three spots were a tight race between
- Bo Kauffmann of REMAX.
- Doug McGuffin of Eastside Collision.
- Darcy Berrington of Aire-Serv Heating and A/C.
- Mike Schroeder.
- Rob White.
- Darcy Cook filled out the top 6 spots of the year.
Most Dollar Value Generated
This is the dollar value each member generated for others. It is NOT how much that member made in profit….as the group does not keep track of the members earnings. That is kept confidential. But they like to know how much each member produced for others. As you can see, the top 2 spots were a tight race again this year. Bo and Darcy have a friendly rivalry going, with 2nd place finisher having to buy a drink for the winner. (Darcy doesn’t know this yet)
Most Visitors Brought
Visitors are important to a chapter, as they could turn into members, or even into customers for other chapter members.
Highest C.A.T. score
Pretty much everything a member does to contribute to the welfare of a chapter is counted, measured and assigned a point value. The result is called a CAT-score. Chapter Accountability Tracking score. This is all automated, and a good score is 100 for the year. Here the top 6 are listed, with Dave Allen of Southend Roofing making the list as well.
Currently the BNI Accelerators have 24 active members. BNI has identified 5 different ‘Power Teams’ .… groups of businesses which serve the same customer in supporting roles. For example, a home buyer, in their quest to purchase a home, may need to use the following services
- A REALTOR
- Home Insurance Provider
- Real Estate Lawyer
- Mortgage Broker
- Moving Company
These and other related businesses belong into the Home Services Power Team. So when a mortgage broker starts working with a new home buyer, the broker will likely be able to make referrals to the real estate agent, and others within the group.
The 4 other identified Power Teams are
- Business Services
- Financial Services
- Personal Services
- Health Services
When joining a large networking group like the BNI Accelerators, odds are that you will find supportive businesses already in place to help give YOU business.
Openings in the BNI Accelerators
Home Services is a huge power team already in place, But there are currently opportunities for
- A Plumber
- Spray Foam & Insulation
- Concrete Services
- Window & Door Supplier/Installer
- Lawn Maintenance and Snow Removal
- Flooring & Carpeting Suppliers/Installers
Perhaps the largest Power Team in the BNI Accelerators is the Business Services team. But even here, opportunities exist
- Office Supplies
- Commercial Real Estate Agent
- Website Creation
- Closing Gifts
The Personal Services team has many opportunities including
- A Florist
- Hair/Nail Salon
- Travel Agent
- Auto mechanic
- Tailor/Dress maker
- Event Planner (wedding planner)
Also, there are openings in the Health Services category, such as
- Eyeglass Dispenser
- Personal Trainer
These are just some of the openings currently available in the BNI Accelerators of Winnipeg business referral group.
Want to grow your business in 2022?
If you’re serious, and we mean serious.… about growing your business in 2022, come check out the BNI Accelerators. We hold weekly, in-person meetings at the Winnipeg Winter Club. (You must have your vax QR code to be able to attend)
Meetings start again on Wednesday, Jan 5th, 2022, and continue every Wednesday from 11;45 am to 1;30 pm. Meetings follow a set schedule, which starts with a meet and greet and casual networking time until approx. 12;10 pm, which the meeting agenda kicks in. Lunch is served ($20 collected at the door)
Hear what current members think of the BNI Accelerators business referral group
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Start 2022 with a bang. Super-charge your business by checking out, applying for a position in, and benefitting from the BNI Accelerators, Winnipeg’s Best Business Referral Group.