When I flew back half the globe to join my family business 5 years ago, the priority was to tidy up internal matters, followed by starting to network externally. After the delay caused by COVID-19, I was ready, and I realized I didn’t know where to start. Call it fate or good timing, my corporate secretary invited me to BNI as a visitor and I knew from that meeting that this is a good networking platform for me to kick start my plan.

The system BNI created is very structured and focused ultimately on giving referrals to one another within the ecosystem. It was also created in such a way that you can be sure that giving or receiving referrals are to and from trustworthy people as every member is vetted thoroughly before they are able to join the system.

In less than a few months, I achieved my return on investment and most importantly, forged new relationships with a lot of likeminded business owners.

Kelvin Ng

Managing Director, Food Talks
Proud Member of BNI Infinity

My name is Alvin Yap, I am the owner of Asxence, a halal certified health supplement that is known to be the king of antioxidants and guardian of organs. I met Candy, my sponsor, during a Muay Thai session about a year ago. I accepted her invitation to attend her weekly Wed morning meeting with 50 business owners and the rest was history. It did not take long for me to decide to become part of the BNI global community of more than 287,000+ members because of extensive network that BNI provides. As part of the business development for my companies, I used to travel to more than 50 cities across the world. While covid19 disrupted these travel frequencies, I was able to connect with decision makers across 70 countries through the extensive global network that BNI provides. BNI's core value of Givers Gain is simple and powerful. I find joy in connecting with lots of business owners and referring businesses to them and in return, I have received lots of referrals and closed businesses too. If you are looking to network and grow your businesses exponentially, look no further than BNI.

Alvin Yap

Proud Member of BNI Matrix

Your personal network provides an intricate form of connections, collaborations and commencement of different business spheres. As the Executive Chairman of a Public Listed company, Travelite Holdings core function is investing in different business models. Namely; Management of lifestyle brands, seafood business, logistics, apparels, entertainment and hospitality. After joining BNI, I noticed a growing trend of new entrepreneurs who are passionate in building their businesses but lack certain form of resources. This prompted me to share my own connected resources with them through different business collaborations which are mutually beneficial and ultimately forging a new business perspective. This is why BNI Singapore is an important platform for business owners like myself, to connect to different like-minded entrepreneurs and stakeholders.

T.J. Thang

Proud Member of BNI Zenith

“Tricia, did you hear it? I turned my head to look at the lady lying on the bed and replied: “What is it?” The lady smiled and continued “I just farted. I m so happy, I want to tell my daughter”. To many of us, it sound like a random joke, but it was a considered a great relief to the lady who had been diagnosed to be at the terminal stage of her cancer and had been suffering from persistent bloated stomach. I m grateful that my BNI member had given me the referral where I could help her. And it became my inspiration to continue with the journey after 4 years because doing something unique can be tiring and support from other business owners are important. I have many stories that I wish to share. Through BNI’s extensive network, I have also begin teaching Just Seifu classes in Indonesia to overcome learners overcome insomnia. In one instance, a learner managed to add 3 hours of sleep after attending the classes. BNI matrix is a pillar for me to continue with my passions. BNI Matrix is a place of togetherness to continue and achieve our mission and purpose in our life. Thank You BNI Matrix.

Tricia Tee

Proud Member of BNI Matrix

I am Alvin Lee from BNI Prosperity representing Catering. I am the second-gen owner in my family-owned business, Kian Seng Culinary, a known caterer for catering to temple events or food for bereavements. My sponsor is Julie, whom i had known for a few years and i accepted her invitation to attend her weekly Friday morning meeting with then a small group of business owners as we were in the midst of setting up a new chapter. I saw the extensive network that BNI provides and it was an eye opener. Some questions that went through my head was that "there must be some guiding principles that brings everyone together", "perhaps i can learn something from it too", etc. Covid-19 hits us shortly after that but i was able to make use of the time at home to attend more zoom courses in BNI. I was also able to connect to other chapters members to exchange information with one another. I really like BNI's core value; Givers Gain. This is something i have been practising even before joining BNI as i find joy in referring business to my peers and also if I were to refer business to them, they may refer business to me one day, even if it might not be now. All in all, I am very thankful to have join BNI and meet so many wonderful and awesome leaders from different industries; sharing all their experiences and giving me the chance to learn from all these experiences.

Alvin Lee

Proud Member of BNI Prosperity

Royal Wings Travel achieved many awards and it was on 2 digit growth year on year not until Pandemic hit. Tourism is one of the sectors most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, I am grateful that I have a group of givers gain members in my Chapter who supported me in many ways.

In particularly, I have a member in my chapter who shared with her husband working in a MNC about my SRV Island Yacht Tour programme. That’s how I got connected with the company’s HR who is in charge for the company recreation program. Long story short, Royal Wings was awarded for the project and this connection got me a total of 500 people with a done deal amount of $40k. It is truly amazing.

Honestly, I really cannot imagine where I would be without BNI especially tough time like this. To whoever is reading this, don’t leave BNI, stay around at least 2 years. You don’t know when you need BNI. Build relationship and do proper 121. Developing relationships that last, is a long term commitment. Some relationships will develop quickly, while others take years. The key to ensuring you are building a strong foundation for years is putting in the time and effort needed to establish trust and reliability. I hope to connect with more BNI members, build stronger relationships, a strong network and finally a stronger me!

Diana Ho

Proud Member of BNI Crescendo

I am Leon Lim. You might have seen me on MasterChef Singapore Season 2 and on SPOP! Wave. I am currently the owner of Halal Café Joint, Creatr; representing the Trade of Celebrity Chef. I am also a proud BNI Synergy Member for the past 4 years!.

I first joined BNI Synergy, representing my parents’ business in the trade of Picture Framing. Over the past 4 years, I have had the honour of meeting many like-minded bosses who are driven, passionate and, most importantly, very giving. They embody the true spirit of Givers Gain, a value which we as BNI Members hold to heart dearly. I am very thankful for my fellow BNI Synergy Members for their undying support during the difficult times in 2021, as they continue to support my business when I was adapting to my new schedule and lifestyle due to opportunities arising from my participation in media work.

I have also been very blessed to have found reliable business partners in my chapter and took the leap of faith to embark on a totally new career path, changing my trade and opening a café. With the trust and faith from my fellow member, owner of Three’s A Crowd Café, Mr. Ang Yit Tat, we successfully became business partners and opened our café, Creatr., from scratch in a mere 1 month. This is not possible without the help and services from fellow BNI Synergy Members representing trades ranging from food supplies to renovation works. In the past 4 years, I have also learnt many valuable lessons and skills from the experience of my fellow members and gained true friends along the way. I treasure the various strong relationships I have forged over the years and am grateful for the unconditional support that I have received.

Go Synergy!

Leon Lim

Proud Member of BNI Synergy

I am Lancaster, managing director of One Tax CM Pte Ltd. We are a corporate service provider specialising in Singapore company incorporation services. Prior to starting my own practice, I was working at the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore handling individual income taxes, corporate income taxes and GST. I learnt about BNI from an industry mentor Mr Tan Ah Long who at that time was an eight-year-old member with BNI Ultimate. He invited me and my business partner to one of their morning meetings and I was so impressed by the positive atmosphere and support among the group of business owners.

Being an entrepreneur can at times be a solitude journey but, on this platform, I have found a group that shares a common interest and goal, which is to help each other gain more visibility and grow our businesses. This platform allows me to connect with overseas BNI members and serves as my "Networking Passport" to gain more visibility regionally and globally.

In August 2023, I attended the BNI Indonesia national convention where I met and networked with prominent business owners and entrepreneurs. One of my main goals of joining BNI is to extend my visibility across the region and this platform has helped me achieve that goal. I am very thankful to BNI and would encourage all business owners to come experience it!

Lancaster Lee

Managing Director, One Tax CM Pte Ltd
Proud Member of BNI Champions

I have just renewed my BNI membership after being in for 1 year. It has been a meaningful journey for my business and for me personally as well. Being a new entrepreneur is never easy. I am thankful for the guidance and assistance I have gained from my BNI Ultimate members. The Giver’s Gain philosophy is truly practiced as we constantly try to grow each other’s business. For example, Vasu, who is my President, takes some time out from his corporate training to talk about health screening and promotes my services to them.

Jonathon, who was the Head of Operations at the time, presented me with an opportunity and connected me with Nicholas from BNI Affinity and we became a Power Team, handled a MOH project together and I scored the biggest deal for my business.

I have seen first-hand how BNI works from the top down. It never stops trying to help the businesses of their members. In BNI, I have not only gained mentors and business partners, I have also forged good friendships with a lot of like-minded people. So when it came to renewing my membership, I never had a doubt and did not have to think twice.

Thank you BNI and of course my heart-felt thanks to my BNI Ultimate!

Muhsin Bin Aziz

Proud Member of BNI Ultimate

I am Darren Benger, Managing Director of VivATA Pte Ltd, an architectural practice. As a professional Architect registered by the Board of Architects, Singapore, I act as a ‘qualified person’ (QP) to submit development and building plans to authorities for approval. My practice also provides a full range of architectural services, including architectural design, contract administration and project management.

Beside adding value through my approach to QP services, I also specialise in construction law and dispute resolution, including to act as an expert witness in court cases and arbitrations.

I joined BNI Prestige about 2 years ago after attending a chapter networking event. What struck me during the event was the systematic approach that BNI takes to networking. Under the BNI system, networking is not a hit-and-miss affair. Rather, the BNI system is premised on targeted referrals, leading to efficiencies and effectiveness. This augurs well to meet potential new clients and to close business deals.

Another impressive aspect of BNI Prestige is the diversity of trades represented. This has provided me with a wealth of different perspectives in ways of doing business. My own approach to business has developed appreciably because of this.

Darren Benger

Proud Member of BNI Prestige

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