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 Game Day Sports at 1027 W Horsetooth Rd #111, Fort Collins, CO from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.

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

- You will be given a menu to order lunch from the restaurant. Although, you don’t have to order anything, I strongly encourage you to order lunch and a drink; as this is the only way the restaurant will be compensated for our presence in their establishment.

- 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 Fort Collins.

- 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 a good lunch, and 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; 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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Business Networks - FREE Networking

Gryphon's Games & Comics

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. - We will meet at the Gryphons Games & Comics; 1119 W Drake Rd C-30, Fort Collins, CO from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. - You can order coffee, snacks or sandwiches from the adjacent Purple Cub Cafe coffee shop. You cannot bring your own lunch. - 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 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, pass your stack of business cards around the table. A full room will have 30 people in attendance; so try to bring 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 Fort Collins. - 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, our meeting is adjourned, and this is when the real networking starts. While it's nice to get together, enjoy a good lunch, and 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. 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 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 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

FREE - Life Direction Workshop

100 S College Ave

This FREE 2-hour workshop that will help you establish a vision for your life, set meaningful goals and help you create a time-management system that sticks. The workshop will be broken up into short presentations with small breakout sessions. This workshop will repeat every Thursday from March until the end of May (2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the FirstBank lower meeting room at 100 S College Ave; Fort Collins, CO). We will be starting paid workshops for entrepreneurs in July 2019 in a different meetup group called Business Basic Workshops ( http://meetu.ps/c/3cCH5/vZqFv/f ). We all have difficulty making progress on the things that are important to us. It comes down to creating a life vision; breaking that vision into digestible chunks; and then using a weekly task schedule that ensures we complete the tasks that are most important to us. You will leave with a clear how-to guide on goal setting, work/life balance and time management. Don't miss this one!

Business Networks - FREE Networking

Gryphon's Games & Comics

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. - We will meet at the Gryphons Games & Comics; 1119 W Drake Rd C-30, Fort Collins, CO from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. - You can order coffee, snacks or sandwiches from the adjacent Purple Cub Cafe coffee shop. You cannot bring your own lunch. - 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 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, pass your stack of business cards around the table. A full room will have 30 people in attendance; so try to bring 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 Fort Collins. - 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, our meeting is adjourned, and this is when the real networking starts. While it's nice to get together, enjoy a good lunch, and 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. 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 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 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

FREE - Life Direction Workshop

100 S College Ave

This FREE 2-hour workshop that will help you establish a vision for your life, set meaningful goals and help you create a time-management system that sticks. The workshop will be broken up into short presentations with small breakout sessions. This workshop will repeat every Thursday from March until the end of May (2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the FirstBank lower meeting room at 100 S College Ave; Fort Collins, CO). We will be starting paid workshops for entrepreneurs in July 2019 in a different meetup group called Business Basic Workshops ( http://meetu.ps/c/3cCH5/vZqFv/f ). We all have difficulty making progress on the things that are important to us. It comes down to creating a life vision; breaking that vision into digestible chunks; and then using a weekly task schedule that ensures we complete the tasks that are most important to us. You will leave with a clear how-to guide on goal setting, work/life balance and time management. Don't miss this one!

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Business Networks - FREE Networking

5 Old Town Square

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