You’ve worked hard to build a successful business,
but you want more and a better, balanced life.

You’ve worked hard to build a successful business, but you want more and a better, balanced life.

You are a small business owner and a lot of people are depending on you. That’s where we come in. We aren’t consultants, we’re coaches and strategists who specialize in providing owners of small businesses with the systems, strategies, and discipline that they need to support and sustain growth.

TIME TO GET A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE.

Embracing change can be difficult – but it is inevitable and necessary to take your business to the next level. By accepting and embracing change, you will identify what’s needed to get on and stay on the path to more success.

It’s time to stop doing things simply because you’ve “…always done it that way…”. Our programs will help free you from non-value-adding work and keep you focused on strategies and actions that will take your business to the next level.

We don’t hand you the solutions.
We give you the tools.

You know your business better than anyone. We’re not here to tell you how to run it. We will give you the tools that you need to define and measure success and will help you implement strategies to achieve more than you ever thought possible. Along the way, we’ll keep you focused on and hold you accountable for the things that really matter.

OUR TEAM

Our programs help owners of small family businesses pursue their dreams and build businesses that work without a strong reliance them.

We understand the difficulties and amazing rewards of small business ownership. We have personally experienced and witnessed both the freedoms and struggles of business ownership and wish to share our learnings and tools in way that will help you make more money and have a better, more balanced life.

BRIAN ALQUIST

President & CEO
Certified Business Coach
Small Business Strategist

ROB WENTZ

Certified Business Coach
Small Business Strategist

SANDRA WENTZ

Client Services Manager
Business Development

What people are saying…

"Our Partner in Growth"

“1Direction Strategy has been instrumental in helping us take our in-home senior care business to the next level. Their guidance and advice on organizational structure and alignment has our teams focused on the things that really matter which has in turn helped better position our business and people for sustainable growth.”

– Margie Orth, General Manager, Home Instead

"A True Business Asset"

“I was looking to find out what my electrical contractor business was worth and to increase the value of the business. 1Direction Strategy changed my mindset about success and allowed me to recognize and pursue my full potential. As the business owner, I’ve never been accountable to anyone until now and it’s paying big dividends. In my first year, sales and profits increased by 10% and 30%, respectfully! 1Direction Strategy is a true asset to my company.”

– Scott Conner, Owner, Conner Electric

"Changed My Thinking About Work"

“Three years ago, it seemed that my business was running my life. I simply didn’t enjoy work or business ownership. 1Direction Strategy helped me realize that it was possible to own a small business that wasn’t totally dependent on me. After three years, the business is making a lot more money, I am working less, and I enjoy going to work every morning. Our current focus is exclusively on growth. And, I am excited about what the future holds.”

– Lucy Fanger, Owner, On-Technology Partners

Are you ready for meaningful change?

You have a choice. You can act independently and work to implement changes that will bring more success. Or, you can explore the advantages of working with a small business strategist to take a structured and disciplined approach to achieving more success and freedom than you ever imagined. That’s our business!

Your journey starts here!

Book a no obligation Discovery Call with one of our experienced strategists or choose an Educational Event.

WANT TO TAKE A DEEPER LOOK INTO YOUR BUSINESS?

We’ll assist you in completing our Success Scorecard Assessment that will help you benchmark the current state of your business using our incredible 7 Steps to a Great Business framework.

EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS