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.