SOAR Success Circles
It’s an exciting time to be a women entrepreneur in central Minnesota – and the Entrepreneur Fund is partnering with Raven Performance Group to convene SOAR Success Circles in this prospering region.
Why are we introducing this new program?
We hear women entrepreneurs want:
- a place where they can get knowledge and feedback on how to run more successful companies.
- a format that is professionally facilitated, woman-focused and had consistent with meeting dates and locations
The Women’s Business Alliance (WBA) is an initiative of the Entrepreneur Fund, funded in part by SBA, providing support for the unique challenges facing women entrepreneurs and we want to provide an opportunity for you as an entrepreneur to access the power of a peer group through the Soar Success Circle.
Benefits of the SOAR Success Circle: What’s in it for YOU (See attached Benefits of Peer Groups)
- Step away from your busy life to work ON your business with a group of entrepreneurial women.
- Have a group of trusted women to act as a sounding board for new ideas and innovations
- Challenge and improve your perspective
- Share openly in a confidential setting – what is said in a Circle, stays there
- Gain skills to help adapt and innovate in a fast-changing environment
- Everyone has similar objectives; members come for two reasons – to be more successful and to help others become more successful
The Six Critical Areas for Business Success – Assessment is a complimentary diagnostic tool designed to help you achieve more.
What Is A Raven Round Table
It’s worth noting what Raven Roundtables are NOT.
CEO Roundtables are not a networking organization. They are not a vehicle for selling services or products. If you want a cookie-cutter approach to running your business or if you feel uncomfortable being a leader in your field, Raven Roundtables are not for you.
Members come to the meeting with one focus in mind, to help make each other more successful. Members have no obligations to the moderator and other members, except to honor the confidentiality, ask probing questions, listen and offer constructive feedback.
With us, what you see is what you get. What you get can be summed up as vision, candor, insight and energy – for your business and your life.
I anticipate getting some accountability from the group which will make me more productive and pro-active in getting accounts.
Owner, No Employees, 1 Year Member
It has certainly helped with focusing on strategic vision, if it helps in finding the better/best path/road to the end of the journey, that’s worth a lot in my book.
Owner, 75+ Employees, Less than a year Member
Listening and taking the advice of my peers in my roundtable helped me understand the profit margins on different services and better align my pricing!
Owner, Less than 10 Employees, 2 Year Member
The most valuable thing I get from my Raven Membership; First, the map process. Secondly, I appreciate having the ability to chat through the things I am contemplating.
CEO, 50+ Employees, 8 year Member
My Roundtable membership allows me time to get out of the office to plan and set goals. Makes me be more accountable to the things I need to do and get done.
Owner, Less than 10 Employees, 5+ Year Member
I value getting together each month and the frankness of my peers.
Owner, 20+ Employees, 10+ year member
My Roundtable membership allows me to add value to my peers by providing guidance.
CEO, 50+ Employees, 3 year member
I value the candid opinions, suggestions, and viewpoints of other members; and the accountability piece of committing to action.
Perspective – sometimes, when one is in the thick of things, it’s difficult to see the obvious. Members help with thinking outside the box.
I received invaluable advice on how to appropriately handle a situation involving a worker and worker’s compensation litigation – obviously saving additional legal fees for consultation!
CEO/Owner, 50+ Employees, 10+ year member
The road is easier together. It’s a valuable opportunity to speak to peers who have the same type skin in the game as the decisions and problems I face. I have become a better leader which has indirectly benefited my business financially as well.
COO/Owner, 50+ Employees, 3 year member
Brainstorming with and the support of fellow women business owners has been the most valuable part of my Raven Mastermind membership.
Owner, No Employees, Less than a year Member
It’s very valuable to me to hear the other members experience and challenges that they are having in their own businesses. It’s valuable “been there, done that” kind of advice I receive and nice to know I am not alone. I have learned to delegate more and am becoming a more well rounded person.
Co-Owner, 100+ Employees, 2 year Member
My Raven Mastermind Group helps me set goals and work towards them and my peers in the group hold me accountable to those goals. It’s gratifying to see measurable and noticeable improvement in myself, my business and the other members.