What we're about

What Is The Alternative Business Networking Group?

Have you tried the traditional business networks and found them ineffective? Too costly? Too salesy? Too much taking and not enough giving? Then maybe the Alternative Business Network meetup is what you’re looking for.

Let’s face it, many business networking groups are a waste of your time. You’re bombarded with people trying to sell you something or get your business – but it is rarely reciprocated or coming from a place of contribution.

The goal of the Alternate Business Networking Group (ABNG) is to create something different. We want to attract members that are not only interested in getting referrals, but also want to give of themselves to encourage and help strengthen the businesses of the other group members. And, of course, to pass along quality referrals we may have.

The key to a truly effective business network is establishing trusting relationships that are safe. We all know the business adage, “we do business with those we know, like, and trust”. That takes time and commitment establishing that kind of connections. It is only in that environment, however, that most of us feel comfortable referring our most coveted possession – our sphere of family, friends, and clients.

If you are only looking for an opportunity to push your business on others, this is not the group for you. If you are interested in establishing advocates for you and your business AND are willing to give to others as well, then we encourage you to check out the Alternative Business Networking Group.

By the way, there is no cost to attend our lunch meetings.
You can attend any and all events as you are not limited to one location.

We simply ask that you support the venues that support us by having lunch from time to time. The primary reason that we do not charge for our lunch meetings is because all of the restaurants that we hold our meetings at do not charge us for the use of their space.

Upcoming events (5+)

ABNG DTC

Lucy Restaurant

Here's the agenda for this Meetup: Please note we will start promptly at 12:30 pm. Please be a few minutes early so you will have time to order some breakfast/lunch if you choose. Also, give yourself a few minutes to catch up with other members. This will ensure that we can start on time and then we will be able to leave on time. • We'll do a brief introduction of ABNG and also quickly go over our rules (don't worry, there's only three and a half!). Then, we'll get right to the meeting. • Hold on to your business cards for now. We will start the meeting by going around the room with our introductions. Notice we didn't say 30-second commercial or elevator pitch. There's a fantastic TED talk (https://youtu.be/u4ZoJKF_VuA) from Simon Sinek that might blow you away. • After introductions, we'll share our member events. If you have a workshop, class, meeting or event coming up, this is a great time to inform the group. We will also discuss specific needs you may have. This is also a great time for shout-outs. If you had a great 1:1 with someone or have some other awesome thing to share, we have the space for that! Do you need a resource of some kind? Chances are someone in our group can point you in the right direction. • For the next 10-15 minutes or so we will engage in our Mastermind discussion. If you feel like you have something in your business that is holding you back, this is time and the place to tackle it. • We'll close out our meeting by passing around business cards and ensuring you have time to set up your 1:1's before adjourning at 1:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

ABNG DTC "Morning" Edition- START OF WEEKLY MORNING MEETING

Here's the format for our meetings: Please arrive a few minutes early so that you will have time to catch up with other members and also have time to order breakfast. We start promptly at 7:30 a.m. and want to ensure that we are being respectful of your time by starting our meetings on time. 1. Hold on to your business cards for now. We will start the meeting by going around the with our 30-second introductions. Give us the basics - your name, your business, any distinctions about your or your business. 2. After introductions, we will then pass our cards around and this is also a great time for any member with a workshop, class, meeting or event to inform the group. We will also discuss specific needs you may have. Do you need a resource of some kind? Are you having difficulties in certain areas of your business? Chances are someone in our group has a solution or can point you in the right direction. We also want to hear your successes! What's been working for you? How are you generating good business? Have you found a great resource that could benefit others in the group? 3. For the last 15 minutes or so we will engage in our Mastermind discussion. If you feel like you have something in your business that is holding you back, this is time and the place to tackle it.

ABNG Lakewood - IHOP at Alameda & Wadsworth

Here's the agenda for this Meetup: Please note we will start promptly at 12:30 pm. Please come at least 5-10 minutes early. That way you will have time to order some lunch and to catch up with other members. You doing this will help ensure that we can start on time and that we will be able to end on time. 1. Hold on to your business cards for now. We will start the meeting by going around the with our 30-second introductions. Give us the basics - your name, your business, why you do what you do, any distinctions about your or your business, and what type of clients/customers are you looking for. 2. After introductions you can announce any workshops, classes, or other events. This is also a good time to do a shout out for an ABNG member with whom you have had a one to one. 3. For the last 15 minutes or so we have our mastermind session where you can get support and/or ideas in an area of your business where you may be struggling. People submit questions to the chapter leader who then shares them with the group. We then end the meeting promptly at 1:30 p.m. Be sure to set up at least one to one meeting with another member before you leave.

ABNG Parker

Hickory House

Here's the agenda for this Meetup: Please note we will start promptly at 12:30 pm. Please be a few minutes early so you will have time to order some lunch if you choose. Hickory House is very well know for their tasty Colorado BBQ and their lunch specials cannot be beat. Also, give yourself a few minutes to catch up with other members. This will ensure that we can start on time and then we will be able to leave on time. 1. Hold on to your business cards for now. We will start the meeting by going around the with our 30-second introductions. Give us the basics - your name, your business, any distinctions about your or your business, and what type of clients/customers are you looking for. 2. After introductions, we will then pass our cards around and this is also a great time for any member with a workshop, class, meeting or event to inform the group. We will also discuss specific needs you may have. Do you need a resource of some kind? Are you having difficulties in certain areas of your business? Chances are someone in our group has a solution or can point you in the right direction. This is also a great opportunity to get to know more details about your business. We also want to hear your successes! What's been working for you? How are you generating good business? Have you found a great resource that could benefit others in the group? 3. For the last 15 minutes or so we will discuss a specific topic or one of our members will be giving a 10-15 minute presentation about their business. Kind Thoughts, Craig Dies

Past events (1,354)

ABNG Highlands Ranch

CB & Potts

Photos (68)

Find us also at