Ask an Expert

Small business success is dependent on your management team. Allowing professional experts to provide advice, strategy and experience you mitigate challenges and can find new opportunities.

Our Ask an Expert program is a great opportunity for you to meet one-on-one with local business experts (such as lawyers, accountants, marketing executives and business planners) who can provide advice and strategy to help you start or expand your business!

Appointments are one-on-one and cost $20.00, each advisor is accessible once a year per client. Appointments must be made 2 working days in advance, and will be held in person in Saskatoon (Square One Office) and/or Regina (Economic Development Regina Office). Clients residing outside of the available location(s) can video or phone conference with any of the advisors. Online payment accepts Visa or MasterCard Only. If you do not have a credit card, please contact Square One for alternative payment options or if you have trouble registering at 1-888-576-4444.

Meet Our Experts

Accountants can help with the financial components of your business plan, tax advice and filing, and cashflow and income observations. Accountants can advise on consequence of your financial decisions.

Brenton Marchuk, CPA

Location: Regina

KPMG has a diverse practice in Regina, ranging from the highly personalized services required by entrepreneurs, to the complex needs of organizations with operations located across the country and internationally. We combine a multi-disciplinary approach with deep, practical, industry knowledge to help clients meet challenges and respond to opportunities.

Availabile dates
December 5

Jordan Brown, CPA, CA

Location: Saskatoon

Jordan is a CPA with a passion for helping entrepreneurs and is the owner of Lift Accounting, a cloud-focused accounting firm for start-ups and small businesses in Saskatoon and area. With over five years of professional experience, Jordan can provide advice on how to set-up and operate your start-up or small business from an accounting, bookkeeping, and tax perspective.

Availabile dates
December 14, January 11, February 8, March 8

Multiple Advisors

Location: Saskatoon

MNP is one of the largest national accounting and business consulting firms in Canada. For more than 65 years, we have proudly served the needs of our clients by leveraging our specialists from across the nation. With experienced advisors in all sectors, MNP is able to meet the needs of your business every step of the way. We can provide the tailored, in-depth solutions you need for today’s market.

Availabile dates
November 27, December 18, January 22, February 26, March 26

Lawyers can help you with the legal components of your business, such as your structure, by-laws, agreements or contracts, and liability. Lawyers can represent you officially.

Jeffrey Burgess, Lawyer

Location: Saskatoon

Burgess Law advises clients on strategy, initial start-up considerations for new businesses, business structures, contracts employment practice, and intellectual property among other legal issues. Jeff loves to be challenged and believes that entrepreneurs deserve value for their moment along with full access to legal counsel.

Availabile dates
December 21, January 25, February 22, March 22

David Ukrainetz and Galen Richardson, Associates

Location: Saskatoon

David and Galen are lawyers that practice in the areas of entrepreneur, corporate and commercial law and meet with Square One clients to provide them with general legal information to assist them in making more informed decisions concerning issues such as company structure, financing, employment, intellectual property and other legal matters for their businesses.

Availabile dates
December 11, January 8, February 12, March 12

Paul Kangles, Associate

Location: Regina

For over 80 years the lawyers of McKercher LLP have been advising both private businesses and public corporations in all areas of the law, providing high-level expertise on complex business transactions and innovative solutions to diverse legal issues.

Availabile dates
December 8

Jared Pashovitz, Associate

Location: Regina

OWZW’s extensive experience with Business Law helps us understand clients’ objectives and find solutions to ensure your goals are achieved. If you are a small business owner who needs legal advice from time to time…or you run a sole proprietorship and need to ensure all your i’s are dotted and t’s crossed…the Business Law group at OWZW can help.

Availabile dates
December 15

Business Planners can help you with all aspects of your business and provide general business strategy. Many experienced entrepreneurs often have a business consultant that they turn to frequently for formal and informal coaching.

Roger Grona

Location: Saskatoon

Roger will assess your business plan. He help you understand the business and financial risks you will face whether you are a start-up or seeking to grow your current business operations. Roger brings a wealth of corporate and entrepreneurial experience forward to help with the planning process. The stronger the risk mitigated, the greater the chance for not only success in sustainability but business growth.

Roger requires that you have a written business plan. If you need assistance writing your business plan, please make an appointment with Dana Kadilak-Brick.

Availabile dates
November 28, December 12, January 9, January 23, February 13, February 27, March 13, March 27

Greg Milne

Location: Regina

Greg Milne brings a wealth of 18 years corporate experience into his Business Plan Consulting role helping his valued clients with their business start-up and expansion plans. Greg holds his Project Management Professional designation with an academic background in Marketing and Business Administration from Palliser Institute.  He is a Community Partner for Futurpreneur and a registered Consultant with the Ministry of Agriculture and associated with Firebird Consulting.

Availabile dates
December 6, December 13

Dana Kadilak-Brick

Location: Saskatoon

Dana Kadilak-Brick has over 10 years combined experience in market research, business advising and consulting to entrepreneurs in all stages of business in a variety of industries. Along with her certification as a Small Business Councillor with APEC-IBIZ, she holds a B.Comm in Marketing from the U of S. Opportunity Knocks Consulting specializes in professionally written business plans that are bank ready.

Availabile dates
December 5, December 19

Marketing Executives are creative, strategic consultants who can support the development, implementation and evaluation of your communication, marketing, advertising and distribution efforts.

Daria Malin

Location: Saskatoon

This session is for business owners who want clarity and direction on how to make marketing decisions that will grow their business. Daria will help you define and understand your target markets, how to reach them, and how to be clear in your messaging in order to engage and persuade the people who will buy from you. Bring your questions about sales, marketing, and advertising with you to this session.

Availabile dates
December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13

Jeph Maystruck

Location: Regina

Strategy Lab has launched a new initiative called Cupcakes and Websites – which is a way for small businesses to tap into the marketing resources that large organizations use. We employ high school students to work on websites and digital marketing, teaching them as we go.

Availabile dates
December 15

Ryan Mack

Location: Saskatoon

Good design shouldn’t be a luxury reserved for the rich or lucky few, but a fundamental part of bringing any new product or service to market. We’ve set out to bring high calibre branding and marketing tools to fit the everyday startup regardless of industry or size.

Availabile dates
December 20, January 24, February 28, March 28

Andrew Scott

Location: Saskatoon

Island Collective is a website design and digital marketing firm focused on solving company’s business goals through elegant, custom design. We offer marketing strategy, branding, website design, print design, and app development for businesses of all sizes. We are strong believers that a beautiful brand will set you apart from your competitors and make you memorable to your potential customers.

Availabile dates
December 6, January 10, February 14, March 14

Michael Poulin, CCXP

Location: Regina

Michael will provide coaching and advice on marketing strategy, branding, advertising and understanding your customers. His goal is to help business owners find their own answers by asking questions, supported by recommendations based on his experience. Michael always provides a follow-up to help ensure you can act on the takeaways from your discussion.

Availabile dates
December 4

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