Ivan Misner

Ivan Misner

Founder and chairman of BNI

Ivan Misner is founder and chairman of BNI, a professional business networking organization headquartered in Upland, Calif. He is co-author, with Hazel Walker and Frank De Raffele, of Business Networking and Sex: Not What You Think (Entrepreneur Press, 2012).

From Ivan Misner

19 Recent Stories

Growing Your Business

Success Isn't an Entitlement--It's Earned

If you want to be successful, you have to make some tough choices and change your behavior.
Networking

Be Remembered at Networking Events

How to use memory hooks to stand out in a crowd
Networking

Network Like a Pro

Want people to talk about your business? Time to take your networking skills to the next level
Networking

The Golden Rule of Networking: Stay in Touch With Your Clients

Six ways to foster solid relationships with clients, year after profitable year
Networking

Anticipating Referrals

If you're not sure what to expect from your marketing efforts, take these variables into account.

Making Word-of-Mouth Marketing Work for You

You can't just sit back and wait for word-of-mouth to do its thing--you need to put some effort into it.

Becoming a Master Networker

Adopt these 10 traits, and people will be knocking down your door trying to do business with you.
Networking

Want to Join a Networking Group?

With six types to choose from, narrowing the field will help you find the groups that are best for your business.

Referral Incentives: The Gift for Giving

Give clients a reason to talk you up, and you'll earn new business without lifting a finger.
Networking

Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking

Don't shy away from a networking group because they ask you to do a presentation. Here are five ways to vanquish your nervousness.
Networking

The ROI of Networking

Is networking really worth the trouble?
Networking

The G.A.I.N.S. Approach to Networking

Leave out any of these strategies, and your networking will be just a waste of time.
Networking

Networking on the Net

Learn how to utilize the Internet as part of your networking strategy.
Networking

The 10 Commandments of Networking

Leave out any of these strategies, and your networking is just a waste of time.
Networking

Developing a Networking Contact Sphere

Forming symbiotic relationships with other entrepreneurs may help you boost business.
Networking

6 Ways Others Can Promote Your Business

When people ask if they can help you, be prepared to say yes with these simple strategies.
Networking

Network With Confidence

Afraid to meet new people? It's time you faced your fears, because that's what networking is all about.
Networking

Word-of-Mouth: The World's Best-Known Marketing Secret

Everyone knows about it, but hardly anyone does it well. It's time to change your approach to word-of-mouth marketing.
Networking

How to Combat a Slow Economy

Don't join the ranks of miserable complainers. Instead, use this time to improve your networking skills.
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