Over the last 18 months Fiddler Online (now WordXpress) has been a part of the Titans chapter of BNI (Business Networking International). What is BNI? Well…it’s a networking organization that helps businesses learn the magic of building trust and growing your business through word of mouth referrals. If anyone was to ask what our secret to success is, we would say our mother’s influence….BUT a close second would be the power of networking.

BNI Titans Chapter President

Fiddler Online is excited to announce that your favorite website guru—Kurt Francom—has been nominated and selected to be the BNI Titans chapter president for the next 12 months. So what does this exactly mean? Well…I’m not being paid by the organization, nor do they provide security detail. But, this does mean you have an opportunity to learn networking skills on a deeper level from your favorite internet mastermind.

Learning to network

It’s always nice when your website magically produces new leads that turn into new customers. This is exactly what Fiddler Online helps you with through the great websites we build. However, an online lead will never be as valuable as a new referral that came from word of mouth marketing. When someone is so impressed by your business that they tell a friend to try you out—it’s priceless. It’s hard to produce such power in your website.

Since I have been working with BNI, I have learned valuable networking skills that have kept Fiddler Online busy with the best kind of customers. If you spend your day cold-calling in hopes that you will find a perfect client—stop it, and come learn how to network.

Come for a visit

As chapter president I will be running our weekly Thursday networking meeting. It should be much easier for you to attend now that you know I’ll be running the event. It starts at 7:30 AM (early, but worth it) at Soccer City. Come join us and I’ll introduce you to connections that can lead you to new business. Check out the different small business owners that attend each week. I highly recommend them all and would love to introduce you.


Kurt Francom is a former partner at WordXpress. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has two kids and a massage therapist wife Alanna (a mechanic never has time to work on his own family cars). Kurt enjoys reading, writing, time-travel movies, attending college football games in the fall, and drawing caricatures.