Business Introductions Guelph (B.I.G.)
is a biweekly meeting of about 22-25 local business owners who come
together to share business referrals. We allow only one person per
business category as well as only one business category per person.
BIG currently has 16 full-time members from a variety of
disciplines plus about two weekly invited guests each meeting. To see
our most recently updated full-time member list please visit
Each member has an opportunity to explain
their business niche within a 60 second "Infomercial" each meeting plus
an opportunity to make a longer presentation of about 10 minutes, two or
three times a fiscal year.
Our meeting format is about 5-10 minutes of open networking, 60
second Infomercial from each member, a 10 min presentation from a speaker, lunch and then a chance for each member to talk about
any referrals or testimonials. We start at 12:00 and end promptly at
We have no mandatory minimum for referrals however we ask that
members miss no more than 5 meetings per year in order to maintain their
We strongly encourage members to meet each other for one-on-one
coffee meetings between each meeting to accelerate getting to understand
each other's business niche in order to better share quality business
referrals. It is not expected that every member will be able to refer to
every other member and coffee meetings are not mandatory.