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How to design a better business

Diving deeper into the Business Operations Framework with a look at Operations Design In our last blog, we covered The Spur Group’s strategic planning framework and how an organization should approach its planning process to achieve breakthrough business growth. In this blog, we will deep-dive into the next element of The Spur Group Business Operations Framework: Operations Design.
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The 6 elements of effective strategic planning

Diving deeper into the Business Operations Framework with a look at Strategic Planning In our last blog, we covered The Spur Group’s Business Operations Framework and how an organization needs to consider all elements of their business operations to succeed at both the day-to-day AND broader strategic initiatives. In this blog, we want to dive deeper into Strategic Planning to start your business ...
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A Tested Perspective On Successful Business Planning (Part 1)

This post is the first of a three-part series on strategic planning. Whether attending or coordinating, annual strategy events can be burdensome. I cover what to consider before you walk into a board room below, and in later posts, I’ll highlight how to keep your discussions grounded in reality and the critical decision points that can lead to an effective roadmap.
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Give smarter, give more

Why we offer our consulting services pro bono and what we learned from our first experience.
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Decisions, decisions...

Decisions, large and small are important.  They move organizations forward.  Unfortunately, mostly organizations are terrible about making decisions.  See if any of this seems familiar.
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Spur After Hours: Work hard, play hard

Company culture runs deep If you had to pick between archery tag, curling, an urban scavenger hunt, or karaoke which would you pick?
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Lessons learned from a Channel Chief pt.1

How to drive, measure, & show channel value This is the first in a series of 7 blogs that will cover:
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Spark Tank: Make your ideas a reality

Just Keep Digging In 2014, I joined The Spur Group as an Associate Consultant, equally wide-eyed and bushy-tailed. My mind was set on resigning to a sponge for at least the first couple years, eager to learn from some of the best and brightest business consultants in the tech industry.
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THE how-to guide to running successful business operations. Pt 1

All companies and organizations, regardless of industry, size, or maturity, have a set of foundational activities required to run the business—often called “business operations.”
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Reach the Highest Bar of Quality

A few days ago marked the first day that climbing enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest who want to venture above 4,800 feet could obtain their climbing permits for Mt St Helens.  If you’ve climbed there, you know what a special place it is and if you haven’t, now is your chance! But the other day I heard that the online application to accept those much sought-after passes failed because the ...
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