Three Pillars Bookkeeping

Reason number 0323 to love BNI: Come for the virtual networking, stay for the virtual referrals. Today’s recap (3/23/2021):

Last week’s stats:
March 16, 2021: 4 referrals given, 5 1-2-1’s, 0 visitor, 0 CEU, $4,749 TYFCB
March 9, 2021: 8 referrals given, 6 1-2-1’s, 0 visitor, 0 CEU, $7,931 TYFCB
March 2, 2021: 13 referrals given, 21 1-2-1’s, 1 visitor, 0 CEU, $6,139 TYFCB
Total for March: 25 referrals given, 32 1-2-1’s, 1 Visitor, 0 CEU’s, $18,819 TYFCB

Total for Feb: 43 referrals given, 85 1-2-1’s, 2 Visitor, 14 CEU’s, $61,887 TYFCB
Total for Jan: 37 referrals given, 76 1-2-1’s, 0 visitors, 6 CEU’s, $10,094 TYFCB
Total for Dec: 47 referrals, 46 1-2-1’s, 3 visitors, $23,284 TYFCB
Total for Nov: 26 referrals, 28 1-2-1’s, 11 visitors, $44647 TYFCB
Total for Oct: 60 referrals given, 26 1-2-1, & 4 visitors, $87,154 TYFCB
Total for Fiscal Year 2020 / 2021: 238 referrals given, 293 1-2-1’s, 21 visitors, & $245,885 TYFCB
Total for Fiscal Year 2019 / 2020: 1140 referrals given, 641 1-2-1’s, 77 visitors, & $2,089,372 TYFCB
Goals: 100/mo (1200/yr) referrals, 50/mo (600/yr) 1-2-1’s, 8/mo (96/yr) visitors & $210k/mo ($2.5M/yr) TYFCB

What BNI Means 2 Me: Paul Houck – Paul joined BNI 3 years ago and it has been good for public speaking. He’s also met some awesome people and even has a few referrals. He likes keeping the ear to the ground to give back when he can. BNI is great in terms of staying top of mind – both giving and receiving of referrals.

BNI Core Values # 2 – Lifelong learning.

Core Values

Russ shared a video that talked about inviting visitors.

Most Referrals Last Week | Steve, Paul, John R & Bob S (1)
Most Visitors Last Week |
Most One-to-Ones Last Week | Alex (2)
Most Thank You for Closed Business | BNI ($4700.00)
Most CEUs Last Week | Marc (3)

The power of one: February

It was designed to help one specific issue: How does one member easily interpret the data shared during their BNI meeting and understand if their activity is on par or not. The power of one is simply described as a history report of your activities over the past 6 months. So if your score is not quite what you want it to be, remember that activity you have for this month in each column will begin to improve your score next month! This report allows you to understand two things instantaneously:

Are you being active enough to achieve the results you desire?
What areas do you need to be more active in to achieve your goals?

How do you become more effective in your networking’s? You learn the skills. How do we learn the skills? Training and continuous education. BNI gives you access to specific training on how to become more effective in the system.

Member Induction:

BNI Code of ethics:
BNI CODE OF ETHICS followed by members:

  1. I will provide the quality of services at the prices that I have quoted.
  2. I will be truthful with the members and their referrals.
  3. I will build goodwill and trust among members and their referrals.
  4. I will take responsibility for following up on the referrals I receive.
  5. I will live up to the ethical standards of my profession.*
  6. I will display a positive and supportive attitude with BNI members.

Randy Edge of Edge Delivers. Courier and someone who “serves” others documents.
Edge Delivers LLC, Edge Delivers LLC 612-290-9623,

Open Classifications
Garage Door Repair | Photographer | Pet Groomer/Walker | Banking Services | Septic Repair | Virtual Assistant | Home Fitness

Pending Applications
• New |
• Being Inducted |
• Renewing | Ray Schmidt

BNI Policy
Administrative Policy # 7
Visitors may attend chapter meetings up to two times.

We will be defining our current referral spheres that we have and what spheres we are wanting to grow as well as new ones to cultivate.

Presenter: Alex Bulmer, Three Pillars Bookkeeping
Alex talked about what he does as a bookkeeper, as well as why a business owner should outsource their bookkeeping. He helps his clients sort through the documents and digitize the entries and make reports. He also helps with paying bills and getting paid. Bottom line, he helps alleviate stress with trying to keep up on this part of running a business (especially payroll). He also helps a business create processes and procedures to make running the business more efficient. He will even help you find referrals for your business. Three Pillars Bookkeeping – Accounting, Payroll – Forest Lake MN

Next Week’s Presenter: 3/30 John Warner, 4/6 – Casi, 4/13 – Jim Gavin

Trophy for best commercial: Marissa Gotsch

Door Prize drawing (spinning wheel): Allan

Quote: “life is trying things to see if they work” – Ray Bradbury

Upcoming Events:

We are planning a coffee hour 1st Wed of each month, and a happy hour on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Stay tuned for more information.

Open To Business is “open for business” (by appointment only) in Washington County. Contact Tyler Hilsabeck at 612-789-8838 for business consulting.

Ask about the BNI Regional Contact Sphere meetings.

Weekly Zoom meeting: Email us for the password.

If you have any announcements or events to add, please let us know (BNI Forest Lake member).

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