Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Raven Roundtable?

Raven Roundtables are peer groups made up of eight to ten business owners who come together seeking new ideas and insights on solving the challenges that confront them. For information on how to join, contact Linda Laitala at 612-889-5848

Who attends Raven Roundtable meetings?

Business owners, presidents and CEOs looking for ways to build better businesses and bring more balance into their lives.

Why do business owners and presidents join a group like this?

Chances are, they’re experiencing a change in their business or expect economic conditions to have a future impact on their company. They want to know how other business owners deal with the issues they’re facing.

Isolation is a common challenge most small business owners face. They don’t have the time to network or connect regularly with other business owners, yet they have the need for a trusted group of “advisors” to help them make better decisions. Sound familiar? Then contact Linda today at 612-889-5848.

How will I benefit from a Raven Roundtable?

You’ll benefit if you enjoy picking the brains of other smart people for the kind of specific ideas and positive energy that leads to new learning. You’ll make new friends, gain more sales and enjoy renewed confidence in your abilities.

You’ll clarify your goals and thinking. Because visions change over time, the strategies to achieve them also need to change; members use the M.A.P. Process to help refine their strategy. The M.A.P. Process features three segments:

M—Mining your Past—Identify the strengths and challenges of your past to help understand the present.

A—Assessing your Present—Reveal your current life, your strengths and your needs.

P—Planning your Future—Use your historic strengths combined with your present life to develop a plan for a more rewarding future.

Studying your past helps you assess your current life and plan your future so you can live your newly envisioned life.

The true benefit, however, is the accountability built into the system. Members develop a strong bond and level of trust with each other. They hold each other’s feet to the fire ensuring progress is made and visions are achieved. Stop promising yourself what you’ll do and start living with motivated accountability. Interested? Contact Linda at 612-889-5848

Who leads the Raven Roundtable meetings?

Monthly sessions are lead by a facilitator skilled in the M.A.P. Process. Contact Linda for information on who will facilitate your group. Call at 612-889-5848.

How often do Raven Roundtable groups meet?

Once a month for three hours.

How much time do I have to devote to a Raven Roundtable?

Except for preparing an annual M.A.P., there are no assignments in a Raven Roundtable. But to get the most benefit from a Raven Roundtable, business owners prepare a summary of their most pressing issue to bring to the table each month.

How long is membership?

A typical membership commitment is for a year. This allows the member to go through a full business cycle and discuss the issues unique to each phase.

What’s the next step?

As a prospective member, you can participate in one session to find out first-hand what goes on and the benefits you can derive from becoming a member.

If the group meets your expectations and you are a fit with the other members, you’ll be invited to join. Contact Linda at 612-889-5848 to learn how you can participate.

Will any of my competitors be in my Raven Roundtable group?


Why do groups contain different sized businesses?

The diversity in size and business type is an important component to successful Raven Roundtables. Different perspectives lead to greater insight and more options as members confront their challenges. To find out which group will best meet your needs, contact Linda at 612-889-5848.

Can I pay my Raven Roundtable dues with a credit card?

Yes, we accept Visa & MasterCard

If I can’t attend a meeting, can I send someone in my place?

No. Your membership is exclusive and only for you.

Interested?  Contact Raven Performance Group today!


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unication industry is always changing and evolving.  It requires a business to be agile and always forward thinking.  My roundtable challenges me to think strategically and..."

- Brenda E


“This ad hoc Raven / Packard advisory board share their perspectives of my new and most vexing issues and keep me from reinventing the wheel. And most importantly, from making mistakes I might have made without this discipline. Working on my business is as important as working in my business (my first rule of business)..”
- Mike T