Business Network International


About Business Network International

Business Network International is a member-focused referral organization that supports a global network of business professionals in developing long-lasting relationships. 

Business Network International is a fee-based membership organization with over 300,000 members dispersed throughout 76 countries. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, BNI offers hybrid, remote, and in-person meetings across 10,000+ global chapters.

Business Network International offers many benefits to its members. These include access to a global referral network that has generated $20.4B USD in revenue via over 13 million referrals in 2022. BNI chapters are able to meet via BNI Online®, a platform that enables members to continue sharing new client referrals. BNI is dedicated to life-long learning, focusing on teaching members how referral marketing can grow your business and discovering the power of teamwork and collaboration

BNI members are actively supported by regional, national, and global staff through training, structure, and technology, which helps them grow their businesses and exceed their goals. 

Prospective members of BNI must find a chapter that interests them, fill out an online membership application, and interview. Only one person from each professional specialty can join a BNI chapter. Members must represent their primary occupation. 

Membership fees vary based on your subscription's length and location. They range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year.


Business Network International Facts

Year Founded


Member Count

250,000 - 500,000

HQ Location

Charlotte, NC

Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


Annual Membership Fees

$1,000 - $5,000