our business is your business
Stratex Solutions LLC works collaboratively with business owners and executives to achieve the best possible business outcomes through optimum performance. Together we develop sound business strategies, align resources, and execute business development through a S.M.A R.T approach.
a vocabulary lesson
WHAT WE DO
Collaborate / *verb 1 work jointly on an activity or project.
Align / *verb 1 place or arrange into a straight line or into correct relative positions 2 (align one self with) ally oneself to.
Strategize / *verb (used without object) 1 to make up or determine a long term plan or aim to achieve a specific purpose.
Execute / *verb 1 carry out or put into effect (a plan, order; etc)
small business focus, big business experience
WHY CHOOSE STRATEX?
The Stratex Solutions team works cooperatively with owners and management to quickly identify and address immediate trouble spots within a business – then execute strategic plans to drive sales/revenue, increase employee productivity, and help business owners reach their goals.
- Stratex Solutions is dedicated to helping your business achieve optimum performance – and we’ll do it without milking your budget.
- Stratex offers you a solution-based, peer advisory board of multi-industry businesses to expand your breadth of business drivers – resulting in better decision making processes.
- Our team will not only collaborate with you to build a unique plan for your business, we’ll help you fully execute your strategy as well.
- Our uniquely tailored programs include powerful online assessments and planning resources – making staying on track convenient and easy!
powerful and affordable consulting solutions for independent business owners
WHO WE WORK WITH
Our typical client is the owner or CEO of an independent business – ranging anywhere from 1 to 100 employees. Many of our clients are family businesses. Others are corporate refugees who bought or started a businesses and realize they have a lot to learn. We love to work with smart people who realize they don’t know what they don’t know. We’re here to help!
together we'll work "smart"
Stratex Solutions embodies the S.M.A.R.T concept with our customers. We have learned that an effective approach to setting goals is best accomplished by setting Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Tractable markers. By using this approach, we have found that goal setting and realizing those goals are more likely to be met.
Like with any goal, the actions by which the goals are realized are only as good as the execution. We will work together to define the scope of work and mutually agree upon target dates. A collaborative effort usually results in successful results.
what we can do for you
The Stratex Solutions Program is less a program and more a philosophy of doing business. The first thing we do is meet with business owners and executive stakeholders to identify the highest priority challenge. We then work together to develop a specific plan that is quickly and realistically executable using the resources available to you. We collaborate with you to determine who will take on which tasks and continue to support you throughout the process – adapting the plan as needed and holding you and your staff accountable for your tasks while you hold us accountable for ours.
If needed, we can enlist the help of trusted experts from our network of specialists for specific tasks. You also have the option of joining with a group of other non-competing business owners functioning as a peer advisory board for ongoing advice and support. Our goal is to help your company successfully take on your business challenges and focus on reaching your goals while minimizing your costs and reliance on outside support.
You’ve got a great product but now what? We can help you find and reach more customers, focus your sales and marketing strategies, find and train your sales staff, better focus your team and your resources.
Your staff could likely be much more productive than you think. We can help them work together more effectively and efficiently and better align them with your vision for the business – so you can get your life back!
Many business owners are shocked to find their businesses are worth much less than they imagined it to be. We can help you develop and execute a plan to make your business worth more to the people who may actually want to buy it.
Do you know who will take over your business when it’s time to retire?Are they ready, willing and able to take on the responsibility? We can help put together an effective succession planning strategy to help minimize any disruption in the current business flow.
don't take our word for it! here's what people are saying about us:
I began working with the Stratex team in the beginning of 2013 during a surprise career transition. Most of my professional life had been in complex technology sales, but in early 2013 I was named interim CEO of the company I was with. While I was confident in my sales skills, I knew I had much to learn about all the other aspects of running a company, and I didn't have the luxury of gaining this knowledge gradually over a long period of time if I was to transition from interim to permanent CEO. I knew the only way to be successful would be to get outside help. Working one on one with Phil Fischer in a career coach capacity, combined with the monthly collaborative peer group meetings with other business owners where I was able to present challenges and opportunities and solicit feedback, I learned quickly to hone my instincts and trust my intuition. Playing through "what if" scenarios with an unbiased third party, both independently with Phil and collaboratively with the group, gave me great confidence in developing and executing strategy in my new executive leadership role. Over time I was able to learn to delegate more effectively and focus on long term vision. Success metrics came quickly. I doubled company revenue, executed on key initiatives, and was named permanent CEO. As I grew the company, the peer group gave me the confidence to start a company of my own, and I continue to work with Phil and his people to this day to hone my skills and to have an independent sounding board for ideas.
Bill Macfarlane ,President - Far Lane Partners - Portland, OR
As the owner of a small business, Trainer's Club Fitness and Wellness Center, we have found our association with Stratex to be invaluable. The monthly TAB peer group meetings provide terrific opportunities to compare notes with other like-minded small business owners and provide ideas for all of us to try. In addition, our private personal business coaching with Phil Fischer has provided us with tools that we use to manage our long term strategies and short term tactics. Phil and the TAB tools such as SBL, have shown us that we can manage our business together as a married couple. We have learned our strengths and weaknesses and how to best divide up responsibilities so as to maximize our different abilities. All in all, the last five years with TAB have been fun, interesting and rewarding and have given us a better and more comprehensive vision of our business today and where we want to go with it in our future.
Casey and Jenny Lakey ,Owners - Trainer's Club Fitness and Wellness Center - Lake Oswego OR
I have been working with Phil Fischer and the Stratex team for a couple of years now on improving my business and personal vision. I was down on my business and wasn't doing well financially. Stressed, overburdened and ready to throw in the towel. I had systems in place but lacked motivation and vision. Phil has a unique ability to bring out the right information so you can formalize it into your written vision. Incredibly valuable to me! Since then my profits have soared, I feel great about my business and am now working on getting to a level of management of the business so it will run buy itself, again with the coaching help of Phil.
Jeff Sommers ,President - ESP Painting - Portland, OR
I have been working with Stratex and have been a member of one of Phil Fischer's advisory boards for about 5 years. I have found both Phil's coaching and the monthly board meetings to stimulate my business focus and help me understand how to manage my business better. Meeting on a monthly basis with a group of business owners has been an ideal forum for openly discussing business issues. It's surprising how often we have very similar issues, and it's been a great benefit to know that my issues are not unique to me and my business.
Bruce Bayne ,President - Alder Technology - Portland, Oregon
For the past 8 years, I have been involved with Stratex’s peer advisory board (TAB). This has been an instrumental part of our company's growth and success. Business owners must think critically about their operation in order to make the changes necessary to succeed. In most cases the business owner has no one to turn to for an objective opinion. Board members and facilitators help the business owner see challenges and solutions from multiple perspectives. Such contributions have made a powerful and positive impact on my business.