For my Verizon Wireless full time job I joined a local chapter of BNI. I've been in it for a little over a year. I'm kicking myself for not joining as my lawn company now. In the spring I got my buddy to join and he runs a full time service, he has done well, seemed to do better on snow removal. It is fairly inexpensive $300 a year. You go once a week for 1.5hrs and you then lock out your competitors. Most groups have Real estate, banks, Mary kay, and so on as members. Here is what I'm considering. My town has two local chapters. The other one does not have a lawn care professional in it. What I'm thinking is at the end of February joining, and in October trying to get into a officers position within the group. By doing this I then no longer have to pay the fee while I'm in my position in the group. My goal is to go from 20 to 40 this year and cut back from full time at VZW to do more lawn care. my VZW will also give me a good winter job. But has anyone else out there tried this. Check out BNI.com if you guys want to research more.