About LeTip International LeTip International, Inc. is the world’s largest, privately owned, professional business leads organization. LeTip was founded in 1978 by Ken Peterson, an accomplished insurance executive who understood the powerful role that personal referrals play in the success of small business. Today, LeTip employs 15 Regional Directors who oversee more than 525 chapters throughout the USA and Canada. Peterson set the standard for referral organizations and LeTip members are known throughout the B2B referral industry for their dedication to the LeTip Program and helping one another grow their businesses. LeTip Chapters meet weekly to exchange qualified leads, build business relationships, develop strong presentation skills and become proficient networkers. Only one representative of any given profession is accepted into a chapter and members are chosen for their occupational expertise.
What makes LeTip different than any other leads group? To put it simply, LeTip is the original. We aren’t a watered down copy. We set the standard back in 1978 because we created a program to embrace both businesswomen and businessmen. We stick to the format, require our members to be committed, expect excellence and reject mediocrity. We’re snappy, successful and honored by the incredibly talented and professional membership who are the true spirit of LeTip.
What can I expect LeTip to do for me? You can expect LeTip to provide the structure and the guidance of the LeTip program. You can expect your Regional Director or Ambassadors to train your chapter members in leadership and presentation skills. You can expect all the necessary materials to run a chapter to be provided without charge. You can expect annual training in the newest networking and chapter building techniques for your Board Members and Committee Chairs. You can expect your category to be protected. And you can expect our full time staff in our corporate office to assist you when necessary
What does LeTip expect of me? LeTip expects you to attend meetings because you can’t build relationships if you aren’t in attendance. LeTip expects you to pass three qualified referrals per month and expects you to be ethical, professional and experienced in your line of work. LeTip expects you to help all your members to be successful and they are expected to do the same for you.
How soon will I see financial reward? LeTip is not a get rich fast scheme. It takes time to earn the trust of your chapter members, to become adept in the networking arena, to learn to promote yourself and your business with ease. If you expect instant reward, LeTip is not for you. If you want to build long-standing business relationships that will earn you qualified referrals for years to come, then LeTip is for you.
How do I know LeTip will work for me? LeTip will work for you . . . if you work LeTip. Just follow the program. It has worked for thousands upon thousands of business people. But to be successful in LeTip – or in any endeavor – requires perseverance and the universal understanding that you must give before you receive. There is much to be said about “All for one and one for all!”
Why shouldn’t I just join my Chamber of Commerce? Actually LeTip believes that you should be a member of both your Chamber and LeTip. Your Chamber of Commerce is good for your business and your community. The difference though between a Chamber and your LeTip Chapter is exclusivity. You “own” your category when you join LeTip and your competition is excluded from your chapter. Chambers, by their very nature, cannot exist without being inclusive.
What really makes LeTip work? You do. The membership. LeTip teaches you how to network smarter. LeTip gives you the structure from which to grow. But it is the chapter as a whole that fuels the success of each member. Rather than just you out there selling on your own, with LeTip you have a sales force of professional business people bringing you qualified leads. Remember, referrals are made based on trust and solid relationships. That’s why it is important to attend meetings and build those relationships so your chapter will get to know you, just as you’ll get to know them.
What if my category is filled? Since LeTip only accepts one representative of any profession, it is not unusual to find your category filled. There are two options: you can ask for a search in another chapter or you can spearhead the start of a new chapter. In either case, call your Regional Director or LeTip International at 800-255-3847. We’ll do all we can to help you find a chapter.
How many meetings must I attend before I can join? Each guest is required to attend two consecutive meetings before an application can be accepted. An inspection of an applicant’s place of business is a requirement of acceptance.
How many votes are required for acceptance into the Chapter? A minimum of three “NO” votes can permit the Chapter to deny membership.
How much does it cost to join a LeTip Chapter? Your new member fee of $390* (US) is paid by check payable to LeTip International. Another fee is paid directly to our chapter. This fee is a based upon the number of meetings remaining in the quarter for which you are enrolling, multiplied by $10. For example, each quarter of the year generally has 13 weeks. So if you joined at the beginning of a quarter, the Chapter membership fee would be $130. Additionally, members are required to pay dues throughout the year, commencing on the first Wednesday of the quarter immediately following the date they join. These dues are kept in your chapter and are used to pay for your meal, business mixers and the promotion of your chapter. Dues range from $120 to $130 per quarter, depending on whether meetings conflict with major holidays.
When are my dues required to be paid? We collect dues on a quarterly schedule. Our Board of Directors establishes the amount for the chapter. There are NO paid positions or profits involved, only the actual costs to run the chapter. Unfortunately, even members with dietary restrictions or those who simply prefer to meet without eating breakfast still have to pay full dues.
How do I join Brunswick LeTip? Our chapter meets every Wednesday morning starting at 7:30 AM at the location in our banner above. Come join us at a meeting. The cost of breakfast is $10.00. To make your breakfast reservation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to greeting you!