Last Thursday I learned a lot from my Galconnect meeting. I never knew about BNI, the worlds largest networking organization! It appears to be very useful for entrepreneurs. There are local chapters in which to join. Each chapter can only have one person per profession. For example, there cannot be two real estate agents in one chapter. Each chapter meets weekly, and members share their professions with details about what they can do.

My Galconnect meeting had four BNI members, a pair from a Brooklyn chapter, and a pair from the Wall Street chapter. They all had great positive comments about their groups, and recommended that interested persons attend a chapter meeting as a visitor. Individuals are allowed to be a visitor at up to two chapter meetings, then they can apply to become a member if they so choose.

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