98% of businesses rely on

Referrals to get new business

Only 3% of businesses have a strategy for referrals.

Why not make BNI Adelaide part of your referrals strategy?

I want to find out more about word of mouth marketing
I’d like to grow my business with referrals
I am looking for networking events in Adelaide

“Giving and receiving money is like having a sugar fix, you get a high and then it’s over — you’re forgotten. Helping someone in a way which touches their heart and soul is like embedding yourself within their long term memory.”

Juen Phie
Accountant – P&Y Partners, BNI Advantage – Adelaide

Welcome to

BNI Adelaide CBD & South

BNI is Australia’s first choice business networking organisation for business owners and managers looking to grow their business. BNI Adelaide CBD & South offer our members a collaborative community and the opportunity to share ideas, contacts, and most importantly, business referrals!

Now, more than ever, Adelaide businesses need to network to thrive in business. The rise of the digital landscape allows you to leverage both our local, national and global membership network to achieve your dreams. BNI Adelaide CBD & South provides you with a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving business.

We do so by providing an environment in which you develop powerful business relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals who have a similar growth mind set. By establishing this relationship with other people, you will have the opportunity to substantially increase your business.

BNI Adelaide CBD & South Numbers

228

Members

9,442

Member Referrals
(Last 12 Months)

10

Chapters
(And Growing)

$15,694,746

Closed Business to local Members
(Last 12 Months)

BNI Australia Numbers

6,500

Members

300K

Member Referrals

250

Chapters

$500M

Member Generated Business

BNI Global Numbers

318K

Members

14.6M

Member Referrals

11,057

Chapters

$22.1B

Member Generated Business (USD)

*All numbers accurate as of January 2024

Why BNI

Build networks and partnerships

network
Let your network tell your story.

Generate sales through word of mouth

sales
Facts tell. Stories sell.

Join a team of like minded businesses

team
Strength in numbers. You’re not alone.

Focus on your
business

focus
Work on your business not in it.

Collaboration not competition

global network
Share the work. Share the profit.

What people say about BNI Adelaide CBD & South:

“From connecting with visitors to generating referrals for fellow members — the number 1 skill you should develop is listening. The opportunities will flow when you really listen with purpose.”

What people say about BNI Adelaide CBD & South:

“BNI is very similar to all areas of life. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know! If you are specific with your referral request, the easier your fellow members can help.”

What people say about BNI Adelaide CBD & South:

“Treat members how they want to be treated. If you want to gain from them, give to them. Put yourself second and you will come out on top.”

What people say about BNI Adelaide CBD & South:

“Share your why and ask your fellow members about theirs — this will be a huge motivation to help grow each other’s businesses.”

98% of businesses rely on referrals to get new business, yet only 3% of businesses have a strategy for referrals.

  • Substantially increase business through referrals
  • Increase exposure to hundreds of other business professionals
  • Participation in 50+ business networking events per year
  • Learn to effectively promote your business
  • Participate in structured learning programs
  • Participate in Leadership Team Training
  • Advanced Member Success Learning activities
  • Participate in business trades shows & conferences
Make BNI part of your referral strategy.
Contact us to find the right chapter for you.
BNI Adelaide Annual Awards Event

About Us

BNI Adelaide CBD & South is Adelaide’s largest and most established BNI network with nine chapters ranging from Norwood to Port Noarlunga.

Our members are quality business professionals from all industries who help each other to increase their business through a structured, positive and professional referral marketing program. This enables members to develop long-term meaningful relationships, outside of their immediate network of clients and referral partners.

The BNI core value of ‘Giver’s Gain’ is not only promoted at the chapter level but embraced by BNI Adelaide CBD & South. By continuing to support all our chapters with specialist Directors and Ambassadors, who provide guidance in ensuring the success of the chapter and its members, we ultimately ensure the growth and longevity of our network in SA.

Testimonies

Stories from our members

More than I could ever have wished for.

After relocating to Adelaide from Melbourne I had a very limited network. I knew that if I was to grow my business in South Australia, where word of mouth is so powerful, I needed to expand my network. After unsuccessfully attending several informal networking events I discovered BNI Adelaide and my experience has been a stark contrast.

I was introduced to a local chapter by the Regional Director 4 years ago and have been a member ever since. While the connections and word of mouth referrals have more than paid for the membership, many times over, the reason I stay a member is the sense of community and genuine friendships that have grown over the years.

Thank you BNI Adelaide, the change you have made in my business is honestly profound and stunning.

Wayne Heywood, Creative Director of Brandnation

Right time. Right Place.

After a career in advertising, I thought I knew how to promote my copywriting business. As is turns out, the longer I was in business, the more my contact list seemed to shrink. I needed to increase my exposure by hitting the networking scene. However, that’s a hard slog for little return.

My wife has been in BNI for many years and is highly successful largely though the contacts and relationships she has made with BNI members. I had been to a chapter meeting many years ago but it wasn’t the right time for me. She recommended that I attend her chapter again when she became president and  I knew ten minutes into the meeting that I was going to join.

I’ve been a member for four years now and have more than made back my investment. What I love though, is being able to help other business owners, getting to know more about them and their business, and finding them a good solid business referral.

And thanks to the BNI system, helping out fellow members is wonderfully reciprocated. 

Steve Williss, Owner of WriteMind

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Find an Adelaide Networking Event

We run 10 networking events across Adelaide's CBD and southern regions every week.  Choose from one of our events below, or if you're not sure which is the right fit for your business, fill in our form below.

BNI Advantage

Kent Town Hotel

76 Rundle Street, Kent Town SA 5067

Friday, 6:30 AM

BNI Business Leaders

Rydges Adelaide
1 South Terrace, Adelaide

Thursday, 7:00 AM

BNI Bayside

Morphett Arms Hotel
138 Morphett Road, Glengowrie

Thursday, 7:15 AM

BNI Coastal - Brighton

Seacliff Beach Hotel
221 Esplanade, Seacliff SA 5049

Tuesday, 8:00AM

BNI Evolve

UpNext
Level 1/313 Payneham Rd, Royston Park SA 5070

Thursday, 7:15 AM

BNI Go Givers

Christies Beach Surf Life Saving Club
Esplanade, Christies Beach SA 5165

Wednesday, 7:15AM

BNI Platinum

Walkers Arms Hotel
36 North East Road, Walkerville SA 5081

Thursday, 7:30 AM

BNI Success

Castello's Cucina 

123 Fisher Street, Fullarton

Friday, 9:30 AM

BNI Summit

The Haus - Hahndorf
38A Main St, Hahndorf

Wednesday, 7:15 AM

BNI Synergy

Mismatch Brewing Company
317 Morphett St., Adelaide 5000

Wednesday, 9:45 AM

New Groups Forming

BNI Fleurieu

BNI Walkerville / Campbelltown

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