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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 New Member Welcome and Orientation Meeting

Lucy Restaurant

As a new member of the Alternative Business Networking Group (the ABNG), you might be asking yourself "What's next?" Joining a new meetup group can be overwhelming. Maybe you've never attended a Networking event before. Maybe you're just starting out in your business. Well, this is the best place to start. Our welcome meetings are for new members to "show you the ropes" of what the ABNG is all about and answer any questions that you have about our meetings or Networking in general. ***Don't forget to RSVP for the regular networking meeting right after the orientation/welcome meeting.*** Join us for a quick meeting before our regular lunch meeting to hit the ground running with the ABNG and see why we are the Largest Non-Paid, Denver-based, Networking Group for Business Professional and Entrepreneurs! ***This meeting is specifically for new members who have joined the ABNG within the last 30 days. If you've been around ABNG for less than 6 months, you might also enjoy this meeting, but a lot of it will be a review for you.***

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 do our shoutouts and share our member events. If you had a great 1:1 with someone or have some other awesome thing to share, we have the space for that! 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. Do you need a resource of some kind? Chances are someone in our group can point you in the right direction. • If time allows, 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. If you have something that you need help with, make sure to let the host know before the meeting starts so that we can make time for it during our meeting. The power of the group is immense! • 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

Lucy Restaurant

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 New Member Welcome/Orientation Meeting Central

The Original Brooklyn's (Not the one by the Pepsi Center)

As a new member of the Alternative Business Networking Group (the ABNG), you might be asking yourself "What's next?" Joining a new meetup group can be overwhelming. Maybe you've never attended a Networking event before. Maybe you're just starting out in your business. Well, this is the best place to start. Our welcome meetings are for new members to "show you the ropes" of what the ABNG is all about and answer any questions that you have about our meetings or Networking in general. Join us for a quick half-hour before our regular Meetup to hit the ground running with the ABNG and see why we are the Largest Non-Paid, Denver-Based, Networking Group for Business Professional and Entrepreneurs! ***This meeting is only for new members who have joined the ABNG within the last 30 days or have yet to attend one of our regular meetups***

Past events (1,580)

ABNG North

Great Scotts Eatery

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