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South Central Minnesota Grower's Network

South Central Minnesota Grower's Network

A Time to Work On Your Business, Not In It

Grow as the Strategic Leader of Your Company

Successfully running your own business can be both a difficult and lonely experience, especially on issues critical to the company and its employees. The South Central Minnesota Grower's Network gathers business owners to help them develop a core of solid business relationships that result both in bottom line benefits and the professional growth of its members.



The Grower's Network provides access to others with similar perspectives and experiences who can offer critical insight and advice, without hidden agendas. Member companies are not competitors nor do they use the venue to sell professional services. The group goes beyond a loose network of associates and becomes a place where trusted advisors can offer mutually valuable insight. The ideal group size is 10-12 committed members.

Accountability and confidentiality between members is one of the critical advantages. As relationships develop, accountability to one another on the issues discussed within the group likewise develops. The group makes a considerable commitment to one another to be present at each and every meeting. Each member brings an expertise and perspective that is unique and the group discussions provide the opportunity to both give and receive.

Discussion topics are based on the interests expressed by the group with Greg Thomas of Engenious Consulting serving as the facilitator. Greg, in conjunction with the Mankato SBDC office, relies on his network of professional contacts to explore topics of interest to the group members and to provide the latest information on strategically operating a business in a rapidly changing economic environment.

These advantages lead members toward managing change and developing the commitment and accountability to make it happen.

About Greg Thomas

Engenious Consulting Owner and President, Greg Thomas, has broad business expertise in sales, sales management, marketing and leadership development. Greg helps companies develop solutions to meet goals for growth and productivity. He has worked with a diverse range of companies including retail, manufacturing, service industries and distribution companies giving him a solid background to guide a wide variety of clients into profitable growth. Greg has been a certified Small Business Development Center Consultant since 2011.

Jesse Womack

If you are interested in joining the South Central Minnesota Grower's Network, contact:

Jesse Womack, Agriculture and Economic Resiliency Specialist Communitiy & Economic Development

(507) 389-8873 | jesse@rndc.org