Appreciate the people that help you and have helped you. Back in the day I had an amazing mentor his name was Louis Dupuis. For those of you who don’t know, Louis was one of the owners (with his brother Gene) of Prairie Meats, a very large successfully family ran butcher shop in Saskatoon. My company that I was at the time CEO of Buffalo Bill’s Food Products Ltd was a customer of Prairie Meats.
I looked and interviewed many places to manufacture our products before settling into an agreement with Prairie Meats to manufacture our product. It wasn’t just the customer service and product that I was impressed with, it was the business knowledge of the owners of Prairie Meats.
Louis would invite me into his office and we would sit and visit, anywhere from 2-4 hours a week. We would talk sales, the market, operations, marketing, economy and everything else associated with business. I learned a lot from our discussions. He was one of the smartest guys I ever knew in business. He told me how Gene and him had grown their business, their risks, the ups and downs and their successes. I enjoyed listening to his stories about being an entrepreneur.
I asked him one time why he gave me all that time? He said he enjoyed the conversations and one of the last things he ever said to me (I will never forget it) was,”Kid – you know how to work and your doing the right things, keep doing what your doing, never give up on what you want to do!” As much as I valued our conversations at that time, it wasn’t until my late thirties and early forties that I truly appreciated the value of those discussions and how much they forged my desire to be better at business.
Louis passed away when in 2006 when I wasn’t living in Saskatoon. To this day I volunteer on quite a few boards and try and help the upcoming entrepreneurs as much as I can….just as Louis shared his stories and lessons with me.
Rest easy my friend – thank you for all our chats
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Firebird Business Ventures Ltd. management consulting services (consists of 6 investors/owners who are all directors – 5 of the owners make up the Senior Management Team) helps manage by creating a plan for growth and long-term sustainability. This is done by having an invested interest and partnership in the business. This invested interest and partnership can consist of providing direction at a CEO level, Business and/or Management Consulting, Marketing, Sales or a Financial Investment depending on the business opportunity.
Roger Grona is Chair for TEC Canada (The Executive Committee) Saskatoon. This is a true honor and privilege to work with such a great organization.
About TEC – The Executive Committee
TEC Canada is the country’s pre-eminent leadership development organization. For more than 50 years, we have helped business leaders reach the highest professional success and to balance their achievements with family and personal realities. Our approach to leadership growth is based on three strategic pillars – confidential forums chaired by an accomplished leader, the best in business thinking, and a global vision through our premier affiliate, Vistage International. The result is dramatic personal and professional development and exceptional enterprise advancement. TEC’s vision is to position Canadian business for regional, national and global success.
To learn more, visit www.tec-canada.com
About the Chair position – TEC (The Executive Committee)
TEC Chairs are some of the most accomplished and respected business leaders in Canada. They’re passionate individuals with impressive resumes. It’s an honour to have such a great roster of coaches to provide to our members.
Chairing is a combination of listening and coaching, and a blend of pushing and waiting. At TEC a Chair helps drive business development, network to find prospects and connect members to the right people to aid their success. It’s the Chair’s job to cultivate the best group dynamic and foster group connection that drives impact for its members.
As a Chair Roger Grona will:
- Facilitate group meetings and hold members accountable.
- Mentor and guide members to achieve their goals.
- Help members create action plans to tackle issues.
- Meet one-to-one with members to identify leadership challenges and opportunities.
- Select relevant speakers from TEC’s exclusive database to maximize the impact for your group(s).
Roger is very proud of his Metis heritage. His ancestry is traced back to the 1700’s in the Red River Settlement. He is an Entrepreneur, Business Consultant, Investor and CEO. Roger is the Founder and CEO of Firebird Business Consulting Ltd. Founder, Business Partner and CEO of Firebird Business Ventures Ltd., Investor and Business Partner(ed) in Rethink and Diversify Securities Inc. Venture Market (online exempt market portal), Hall of Fame Coaching (HOF), Aslan Capital Saskatchewan Inc. and a very minor investor in Holmes Approved Homes. Roger is also a Chair for TEC Canada (The Executive Committee).
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Speech Language Network
6 week – Professional Communication Training ProgramWhat does diaphragmatic breathing, body language, voice and understanding the art and science behind personalities and connecting with others have in common? EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION.
Communication is a powerful force in our social age. From career opportunities to social circles, strong communication skills can mark the difference between struggles and success, self-consciousness and confidence.
I am beyond proud of the progress this awesome group made over the past six weeks and am excited to hear about their continued successes academically and professionally.A big shout out to;
Roger Grona, CEO of Firebird Business Consulting and Business Ventures, Ltd for bringing industry and communication skills full circle for our group.
I also want to thank, Jana Danielson –Founder of Lead Pilates Integrated Health and Fitness Center for coaching our diaphragmatic breathing class, the foundation for all speech related tasks.
Our next program launches October 2018. To register, please call 306 933 3222 and/or visit our website at www.thesln.com
Firebird Business Consulting & Business Ventures –https://firebirdbusinessconsulting.ca/home
Lead Pilates Integrated Health and Fitness Center –https://leadpilates.com/
— with Roger Grona atSpeech Language Network.
Thank you so much for the invite Kara I had an amazing time!! Looking forward to doing this again 🙂
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Greg – RFP’s, Grant and Business Plan Writer. He’s a little shy, by does amazing work! Greg is a Senior Business Plan Writer for Firebird Business Consulting Ltd.. Greg likes to be behind the scenes and enjoys working with all clients from all over Saskatchewan and Canada. Greg has worked over 20 years in the corporate industry involved in business planning and project management. Over the past 4 years he has written over 70 business plans for Entrepreneurs across multiple industry sectors. His academic background is in Marketing and Business Administration.
Greg takes pride in his work and a satisfied client is top priority. He spends the right amount of time consulting our clients through the business plan writing process, research time, development and revisions to the business plan, a finally he walks a client through the plan and a one month warranty for follow up consultation or minor changes to plan.
The business plans Greg create are personalized and quite detailed.
Business plan outline is as follows;
Business Environment & Operations
Human Resource Plan
Risk Assessment Plan
Regulations, Licensing and Permit Summary
Appendixes including 3 year Financial Forecasting and supporting documentation most often required by Lenders.
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