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.
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.
*Square One requires a minimum of 2 business days for cancelling or rescheduling appointments. Appointments may only be rescheduled once. If you cancel or reschedule more than once, you will be billed for the cost of your appointment and will have to pay again for a new appointment. Missed appointments will not be refunded.
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
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.
August 7, September 4
Jordan Brown, CPA, CA
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.
July 12, August 9, September 13
At MNP we pride ourselves on being different – it’s our entrepreneurial drive that sets us apart. Providing the highest level of excellence, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada.
Our Tax team works with individuals and organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, providing comprehensive strategies that minimize risk, meet tax compliance and reporting requirements, reduce costs and maximize returns.
July 12, August 9, September 13
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.
July 23, August 27, September 24
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.
While we’re familiar with many traditional ‘strategic planning’ approaches, we’re believers that the fusion of the words “strategy” and “planning” was a terrible mistake. The two may exist independently, but in order for a plan to result in significant impact, a deliberate strategy must first be in place.
Strategy is about having a clear purpose, identifying where you’re going to play, and how you’re going to succeed in those spaces. It’s about making important, often difficult choices. Our deliberate approach to strategy was designed to help guide you in making these decisions. Through extensive research and relentless experimentation, we’ve found a formula that works.
Since our founding in 2013, we have produced compelling results that have continued to help each and every client conquer those seemingly insurmountable challenges.
To put it simply, we deliver results for the best companies facing their largest mountains.
July 19, August 16, September 20
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.
July 10, July 24, August 14, August 28, September 11, September 25
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.
August 7, August 21, September 4, September 18
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
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.
June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27
David Ukrainetz and Galen Richardson, Associates
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.
July 9, August 13, September 10
Jared Pashovitz, Associate
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.
July 27, August 24, September 28
Marketing Executives are creative, strategic consultants who can support the development, implementation and evaluation of your communication, marketing, advertising and distribution efforts.
Arcade is a digital-forward creative agency offering identity, brand & content strategy, advertising, and social media marketing.
Our comprehensive service offering:
- Visual Identity & Art Direction
- Graphic Design & Illustration
- Web & UX Design
- Brand Strategy
- Social Media Strategy
- Content Creation
- Digital Advertising
- Email Marketing
July 25, August 22, September 26
This session is for business owners who already have existing sales, and want clarity and direction on how to make marketing decisions that will grow their business further. 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.
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.
July 13, August 10, September 14
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.
July 11, August 8, September 12