What we're about

This is a FREE networking group that is comprised of small business owners and solo-entrepreneurs who want to get to know several fellow business owners who will help each other gain clients.

Here’s how it works:

- We will meet at the Gryphon Games & Comics at 1119 W Drake Rd C-30, Fort Collins, CO from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.

- We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month.

- Gryphon's has a coffee shop where you can order lunch or something to drink before the meeting. Although, you don’t have to order anything, I strongly encourage you to patronize Gryphon's as they are giving us this space for free. If you order food try to have it ready so that you're not late for the 12 noon meeting.

- I will take 5-minutes to describe the ground rules for our meeting.

- Each person will have 60-seconds to introduce themselves and their business. During this stage, you are encouraged to be concise when it's your turn to speak; and listen intently when others are speaking. The key it to be clear about what you do and the types of clients you would like to be referred.

- After everyone has introduced themselves, pass your stack of business cards around the table. There will normally be 30 people attending each meeting; and so have at least 30-business cards ready to hand around.

- While business cards are being passed around, everyone will be asked if they have an event announcement to make. This is a great time to invite participants to a seminar, workshop or simply inform attendees about an important happening in Northern Colorado.

- For the last 15-minutes we will ask if anyone has a business challenge they would like to solve. Anyone can bring up any issue they have, describe it to the group, allow participants to ask questions, and offer ideas or advice.

- At the end of the hour, the meeting is adjourned, and this is when the real networking starts. While it's nice to get together, enjoy the company of other business owners, the real strength of Business Networks is what happens after the meeting. Now that you have business cards of those who you believe you can network with, you need to set up meetings or phone calls with these folks to get to know them better.

The concept of Business Networks is that people do business with people they KNOW, LIKE and TRUST. Here is a step by step process of getting networking to work for you:

1) Come to a group where you are acquainted with several people who you may want in your network.

2) Set up a 1-on-1 meeting with people you are interested in knowing better. While you can sell your stuff; I don’t recommend it. Try to get to know the person you are meeting. Learn their background and what they do and why they do it. If you have interest in their product or service, it’s okay to say so. One-on-ones are not sales calls.

3) Try to find people you can refer to the person you just met with; or try out their product or service yourself before you refer others. Keep their contact information to build your referral network.

4) Repeat

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Business Networks - FREE Networking

Online event

This is a networking group that is comprised small business owners and solo-entrepreneurs who want to get to know a lot of fellow business owners who help each other gain clients. Here’s how it works. - In accordance with Colorado's Safter-at-Home Order, we will be meeting via a Zoom video conference from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Here is the link for the call: https://zoom.us/j/4930913724. You should have a web camera and microphone. - You're welcome to join the meeting any time before noon to socialize with other early arrivals. When the meeting starts, I will mute everyone's microphone to start the meeting. - I will take the first 5-minutes to describe the ground rules for our meeting. - After my introduction, each person will have 60-seconds to introduce themselves and their business. During this stage, you are encouraged to be brief and concise when it is your turn to speak; and listen intently when others are speaking. The key it to be clear about what you do and the types of clients you would like to be referred. - After everyone has introduced themselves, I want you to post your name, e-mail address, website address and phone number in the chat feature of Zoom. (In lieu of business cards) - I will then ask if anyone has any announcements they'd like to share with the group. You can indicate you have an announcement by using the "reaction" button on Zoom to raise your hand. I will call on you so that you can fill us in on your announcement. Announcements can be anything... a seminar you're hosting, another networking group, a community event, or special occasion. - For the last 15-minutes I will ask if anyone has a business challenge they would like to solve. Anyone can bring up any issue they have, describe it to the group, allow participants to ask questions, and offer ideas or advice. Everyone will unmute their mics for this part of the meeting. You can also offer solutions via chat. - At the end of the hour, our meeting is adjourned, and this is when the real networking starts. While it's nice to get together, the real strength of Business Networks is what happens after the meeting. Now that you have contact information of those who you believe you can network with, you need to set up meetings or phone calls with these folks to get to know them better. Because not everyone understands networking etiquette, I am glad to help anyone who is new to this. The concept of networking is that people do business with people they know, like and trust. Here is a step by step process of getting networking to work for you: 1) Come to a group where you get acquainted with several people who you want in your network. 2) Set up a 1-on-1 meeting with people you are interested in knowing better. While you can sell your stuff; I don’t recommend it. Try to get to know the person you are meeting with. Learn their background and what they do and why they do it; If you have interest in their product or service, it’s okay to say so; but 1-on-1’s are not sales calls. 3) Try to find people who you can refer to the person you just met with; or try out their product or service yourself before you refer others. Keep their contact information to build your referral network. 4) Repeat

Business Networks - FREE Networking

Online event

This is a networking group that is comprised small business owners and solo-entrepreneurs who want to get to know a lot of fellow business owners who help each other gain clients. Here’s how it works. - In accordance with Colorado's Safter-at-Home Order, we will be meeting via a Zoom video conference from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Here is the link for the call: https://zoom.us/j/4930913724. You should have a web camera and microphone. - You're welcome to join the meeting any time before noon to socialize with other early arrivals. When the meeting starts, I will mute everyone's microphone to start the meeting. - I will take the first 5-minutes to describe the ground rules for our meeting. - After my introduction, each person will have 60-seconds to introduce themselves and their business. During this stage, you are encouraged to be brief and concise when it is your turn to speak; and listen intently when others are speaking. The key it to be clear about what you do and the types of clients you would like to be referred. - After everyone has introduced themselves, I want you to post your name, e-mail address, website address and phone number in the chat feature of Zoom. (In lieu of business cards) - I will then ask if anyone has any announcements they'd like to share with the group. You can indicate you have an announcement by using the "reaction" button on Zoom to raise your hand. I will call on you so that you can fill us in on your announcement. Announcements can be anything... a seminar you're hosting, another networking group, a community event, or special occasion. - For the last 15-minutes I will ask if anyone has a business challenge they would like to solve. Anyone can bring up any issue they have, describe it to the group, allow participants to ask questions, and offer ideas or advice. Everyone will unmute their mics for this part of the meeting. You can also offer solutions via chat. - At the end of the hour, our meeting is adjourned, and this is when the real networking starts. While it's nice to get together, the real strength of Business Networks is what happens after the meeting. Now that you have contact information of those who you believe you can network with, you need to set up meetings or phone calls with these folks to get to know them better. Because not everyone understands networking etiquette, I am glad to help anyone who is new to this. The concept of networking is that people do business with people they know, like and trust. Here is a step by step process of getting networking to work for you: 1) Come to a group where you get acquainted with several people who you want in your network. 2) Set up a 1-on-1 meeting with people you are interested in knowing better. While you can sell your stuff; I don’t recommend it. Try to get to know the person you are meeting with. Learn their background and what they do and why they do it; If you have interest in their product or service, it’s okay to say so; but 1-on-1’s are not sales calls. 3) Try to find people who you can refer to the person you just met with; or try out their product or service yourself before you refer others. Keep their contact information to build your referral network. 4) Repeat

Business Networks - FREE Networking

Online event

This is a networking group that is comprised small business owners and solo-entrepreneurs who want to get to know a lot of fellow business owners who help each other gain clients. Here’s how it works. - In accordance with Colorado's Safter-at-Home Order, we will be meeting via a Zoom video conference from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Here is the link for the call: https://zoom.us/j/4930913724. You should have a web camera and microphone. - You're welcome to join the meeting any time before noon to socialize with other early arrivals. When the meeting starts, I will mute everyone's microphone to start the meeting. - I will take the first 5-minutes to describe the ground rules for our meeting. - After my introduction, each person will have 60-seconds to introduce themselves and their business. During this stage, you are encouraged to be brief and concise when it is your turn to speak; and listen intently when others are speaking. The key it to be clear about what you do and the types of clients you would like to be referred. - After everyone has introduced themselves, I want you to post your name, e-mail address, website address and phone number in the chat feature of Zoom. (In lieu of business cards) - I will then ask if anyone has any announcements they'd like to share with the group. You can indicate you have an announcement by using the "reaction" button on Zoom to raise your hand. I will call on you so that you can fill us in on your announcement. Announcements can be anything... a seminar you're hosting, another networking group, a community event, or special occasion. - For the last 15-minutes I will ask if anyone has a business challenge they would like to solve. Anyone can bring up any issue they have, describe it to the group, allow participants to ask questions, and offer ideas or advice. Everyone will unmute their mics for this part of the meeting. You can also offer solutions via chat. - At the end of the hour, our meeting is adjourned, and this is when the real networking starts. While it's nice to get together, the real strength of Business Networks is what happens after the meeting. Now that you have contact information of those who you believe you can network with, you need to set up meetings or phone calls with these folks to get to know them better. Because not everyone understands networking etiquette, I am glad to help anyone who is new to this. The concept of networking is that people do business with people they know, like and trust. Here is a step by step process of getting networking to work for you: 1) Come to a group where you get acquainted with several people who you want in your network. 2) Set up a 1-on-1 meeting with people you are interested in knowing better. While you can sell your stuff; I don’t recommend it. Try to get to know the person you are meeting with. Learn their background and what they do and why they do it; If you have interest in their product or service, it’s okay to say so; but 1-on-1’s are not sales calls. 3) Try to find people who you can refer to the person you just met with; or try out their product or service yourself before you refer others. Keep their contact information to build your referral network. 4) Repeat

Business Networks - FREE Networking

Online event

This is a networking group that is comprised small business owners and solo-entrepreneurs who want to get to know a lot of fellow business owners who help each other gain clients. Here’s how it works. - In accordance with Colorado's Safter-at-Home Order, we will be meeting via a Zoom video conference from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Here is the link for the call: https://zoom.us/j/4930913724. You should have a web camera and microphone. - You're welcome to join the meeting any time before noon to socialize with other early arrivals. When the meeting starts, I will mute everyone's microphone to start the meeting. - I will take the first 5-minutes to describe the ground rules for our meeting. - After my introduction, each person will have 60-seconds to introduce themselves and their business. During this stage, you are encouraged to be brief and concise when it is your turn to speak; and listen intently when others are speaking. The key it to be clear about what you do and the types of clients you would like to be referred. - After everyone has introduced themselves, I want you to post your name, e-mail address, website address and phone number in the chat feature of Zoom. (In lieu of business cards) - I will then ask if anyone has any announcements they'd like to share with the group. You can indicate you have an announcement by using the "reaction" button on Zoom to raise your hand. I will call on you so that you can fill us in on your announcement. Announcements can be anything... a seminar you're hosting, another networking group, a community event, or special occasion. - For the last 15-minutes I will ask if anyone has a business challenge they would like to solve. Anyone can bring up any issue they have, describe it to the group, allow participants to ask questions, and offer ideas or advice. Everyone will unmute their mics for this part of the meeting. You can also offer solutions via chat. - At the end of the hour, our meeting is adjourned, and this is when the real networking starts. While it's nice to get together, the real strength of Business Networks is what happens after the meeting. Now that you have contact information of those who you believe you can network with, you need to set up meetings or phone calls with these folks to get to know them better. Because not everyone understands networking etiquette, I am glad to help anyone who is new to this. The concept of networking is that people do business with people they know, like and trust. Here is a step by step process of getting networking to work for you: 1) Come to a group where you get acquainted with several people who you want in your network. 2) Set up a 1-on-1 meeting with people you are interested in knowing better. While you can sell your stuff; I don’t recommend it. Try to get to know the person you are meeting with. Learn their background and what they do and why they do it; If you have interest in their product or service, it’s okay to say so; but 1-on-1’s are not sales calls. 3) Try to find people who you can refer to the person you just met with; or try out their product or service yourself before you refer others. Keep their contact information to build your referral network. 4) Repeat

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