First Who: Why You Need a Team Before a Detailed Plan

When you run a business, it can seem impossible to stay on top of everything. Finances, production, your office or sales space and customer satisfaction are just a few of the elements you have to keep track of. In order to make progress and achieve the dreams you have for your business, you may be […]

Now or Later: When to Expand Your Business

There comes a time with any small business when you’re going to ask yourself: “Should I expand?” Much like starting your business in the first place, expansion can be a scary prospect. Here are a few tips that should let you know whether or not now is an opportune time to expand your business operations.

The Importance of Employee Engagement

We all want our employees to be engaged, but sometimes it seems like it’s easier said than done. Still, employee engagement and satisfaction remains a critical success factor for any business, large or small.

5 Ways to Increase Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational effectiveness is the key to getting things done and making progress in your business. If your organization has low effectiveness, it means that it may take a long time to convert plans into reality or that people are doing their jobs, but they’re not producing the right results. What can you do to increase your […]

Essential Components of Successful New Startups

So, you’re starting a new business! It’s an exciting time, and you’re probably full of great ideas. In addition to your passion and motivation, you’ll need a few other key components to ensure the success of your new startup.

Are You Aware of Your Competition? Why You Should Know Them Inside and Out

Do you know your competitors? Like really know them beyond just a gripe session about how they’re messing with your customer base, or a woeful realization that their product or service is superior to yours? Knowing your competition inside and out should be a goal of any business owner. Understanding your competition, what they do […]

Mastering Delegation: Tips for Running Your Team

Are you that one-man (or woman) team that does everything on your own? Perhaps you have other capable people around you, but you can’t bring yourself to pass off some of your dearest projects, or even pieces of those projects, to them. Delegation can be a difficult skill to master. While it can be extremely […]

Don’t Make these 5 Mistakes in Small Business

If you run a small business, you know how much work and effort goes into making it all happen. From managing employees to creating your product, handling customers, and keeping track of financials, there seems to be a never-ending to-do list. There are some mistakes that are all too common as small businesses attempt to […]

FREE Calgary Workshop: Lean Management

Brian Williams of StratIQ Consulting is proud to bring the Lean Management Workshop to Calgary, Alberta for the first time! Brian has trained multiple businesses in various sectors across North America on the significance of strong leadership and lean operations during difficult times. Whether you’re an independent financial advisor, manufacturer, law professional or retail business owner, […]

Is Your Business on Track for Success? Small Business YTD Checklist:

  May is Small Business Month in the US and was built to celebrate and promote the impact small businesses have on local economies and communities. Small businesses are the foundation of our community: and no one understands that better than a small business owner. Small business statistics show that: 77% of all new private […]