WESK’s All Access Expert Advice Program

The All Access Expert Advice Program is an exclusive opportunity for members, associate members, and loan clients to avail the expertise of our roster or specialized advisors. Whether you are starting, building or growing your business our experts are your advantage or solution. WESK’s All Access Expert Advice Program includes business experts from the marketing, legal, & accounting industries. WESK Experts will rotate through the Saskatoon & Regina offices on a weekly basis. Appointments are one-on-one and one-hour in length at a cost of $50 + GST.

Our program is available only to you as a WESK member. Our goal is to provide you with access to our business experts, at a minimal fee.

Members may book additional appointments with the same expert, however, when booking a follow-up appointment, priority will be given to members who have not had a chance to meet with the business advisor. This program will provide you with business experts from the following areas:

  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Law

 

Saskatoon Marketing Expert: Naqsh (Nick) Kochar of Refresh Inc.

Strategist. Innovator. Dream-enabler. The energy source that fuels Refresh. Naqsh is many parts a great deal of energy, heart, and generosity, complimented by strategic street smarts, a triple letter business education, and over 2 decades of high level marketing, innovation and business strategy experience. Having Naqsh as a leader means full commitment, a great deal of drive, and a whole hearted effort in your Refresh experience and results. A visionary in the world of marketing, Nick is looking to answer your questions related to business & competitive strategy, marketing & advertising, and branding.

Regina Marketing Expert: Heather Murphy of Authentically

Heather Murphy is a brand expert who founded Authentically as a disruption to the traditional marketing agency in 2016. She supports small businesses in standing out in the eruption of social media and content marketing, adapting to thinking about sharing information and remaining relevant and relatable. With a tool-based approach, Authentically has served over 100 clients throughout Canada to move products from a provincial to a national stage, increase annual revenues by over 300%, and to launch dozens of vibrant business. In year one, these revolutionary ideas and successes were recognized by the Forbes Coaches Council and in the Saskatchewan Legislature.

Heather’s no-nonsense approach to online marketing helps her clients make deeper connections with their prospects and build sales. Mapping out plans, creating lead generation offers, and designing social media strategies are part of how she leads others to generate greater online results. Heather knows websites are not online brochures—they are online tools. As with any other business tool, it needs to work for the operator. Heather will show participants how to get websites working like the most valuable employee in their organizations.

 

 

Regina Marketing Expert: Barb McGrath of Above the Fold Canada

Barb Mcgrath is the owner of Above the Fold Canada, serving businesses, or partners, as she calls them, from Nova Scotia to Vancouver. The primary focus of Above the Fold Canada is customer acquisition and sales growth for their partners. With the end in mind, Barb and her virtual team work with business owners to deploy digital strategies and tools that convert browsers to buyers, thinkers to do’ers and respond to consumers in the moments that matter.

Barb is passionate about creating a digital savvy network of business owners capable of managing their online presence with ease. She often shares success stories of businesses who made simple changes to their marketing approach and were found on Google.

She is recognized as an influential leader who implements continuous improvement practices, while promoting a culture of excellence, by displaying an outstanding commitment to accountability and detailed execution. She has developed functional structures for industry leading corporations resulting in measurable gains in employee engagement and increased value to stakeholders. She was honoured with a Gold Quill Award for peer leadership and member communication strategies by an international professional association.

Her specialties include: Marketing, Executive Social Media, Reputation Management, Advising, Communications, Change Management, Community Relations, Public Relations, Stakeholder Communications, Branding & Identity.

Saskatoon Legal Experts: Fraiba Jalal and Jordyn Allan of Miller Thomson LLP.

A Saskatchewan law firm with a diversified practice, Fraiba and Jordyn are looking to answer your questions related to trademarks & patents, contracts & leases, and incorporation.

Jordyn Allan (Left) maintains a general corporate commercial practice, with a focus in the charities and not-for-profits sector. She provides general advice to these entities regarding incorporations, charitable registrations, operating in foreign jurisdictions, reporting, and general regulatory compliance.

Fraiba Jalal (Right) is a corporate commercial lawyer who assists clients with mergers and acquisitions, commercial lending and financing, insolvency and debt recovery, and residential and commercial foreclosures. Fraiba also practises in the estates and trusts area, assisting clients with their estate planning and administration needs including drafting of wills, setup and administration of trusts, and the estate administration and probate process.

 

Regina Legal Experts: Katlyn Cooper, Kyla Duchin, Dezarae SenftTitli Datta, and Amy Groothuis of Miller Thomson LLP.
A Saskatchewan law firm with a diversified practice, Katelyn, Kyla, Titli, & Amy are looking to answer your questions related to trademarks & patents, contracts & leases, and incorporation.

Katlyn Cooper (top left) practices general corporate/commercial law and has experience in various areas including commercial transactions, real estate, leasing, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and civil litigation.

Kyla Duchin (top right) has experience in various practice areas, including commercial transactions, securities, corporate finance, bankruptcy and insolvency, foreclosure, and civil litigation. Kyla has an active practice in general corporate/commercial law, with experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities.

Dezarae Senft’s (bottom left) practice focuses primarily on corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate/commercial law. Dezarae provides high quality service to her clients and has been involved in a wide array of sophisticated Canadian and international transactions. She represents companies in connection with corporate acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations, and restructurings. Her practice also involves acting on behalf of issuers in respect of initial public offerings and public and private offerings of debt, equity, and hybrid securities, including cross-border financings and dual listings. Dezarae assists clients with corporate governance and continuous disclosure issues, compensation plans, and the day-to-day servicing of companies.

Titli Datta (bottom middle) is an associate in the Regina office of Miller Thomson. Titli has an active practice in business law, with experience in commercial transactions, corporate finance, real estate, and other general corporate commercial matters.

Amy Groothuis (bottom right) is a civil litigator with a focus on labour and employment law. She acts for public and private sector employers, and provides proactive, preventive employment advice to clients on their rights and obligations regarding employment standards, occupational health and safety, human rights, and workers’ compensation. She represents management in all manners of labour relation disputes and grievances.

Saskatoon Accounting Expert: Regan Reineke, Partner at Deloitte Private
Our Accounting Experts are looking to answer your questions related to cash flow management, business expenses, and taxation.

A business advisor with over 16 years of big 4 demonstrated experience, Regan provides proactive and strategic advice to privately held companies and its shareholders as it relates to core accounting, tax and advisory services. Experienced in corporate and personal tax compliance and planning, accounting and advisory and specialize in succession and estate planning and corporate reorganizations. Regan works with businesses from a variety of industries including agriculture, real estate, financial institutions, retail, manufacturing and construction.

 

Regina Accounting Experts: Busola Oladokun and Kamal Singh, Accountants at Deloitte Private
Our Accounting Experts are looking to answer your questions related to cash flow management, business expenses, and taxation.

Busola (left) is an audit manager and has been an assurance and advisory professional for 10 years. She has spent time focusing on organizations of all sizes and have a strong knowledge of relevant financial, legislative and regulatory environment and repeatedly demonstrated knowledge of financial statement and general accounting principles as it impacts the business. Busola recently completed her MBA with a focus in Finance. Busola is excited about the opportunity to share her learning and experience through the WESK All Access Program.

Kamal (right) is a second year CPA Candidate with a focus on audit and tax for crown corporations, private companies and no-profit organizations. Kamal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Regina.

 

 

Whether it is business advice: to strengthen the competitive advantage of your business; to expand market opportunities or develop and execute strategies for growth, OUR Experts are YOUR ADVANTAGE or SOLUTION.

 

To book an appointment, please visit our events page and select your preferred date. 

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