Business Strategy and Planning

Why it's critical to the success of any business

Growth iQ delivers real business growth and success. We’re your agile partners in business ready and able to pivot, optimise and adapt to meet your needs.


Our strategy and planning solutions deliver support, understanding and results. If your business has the potential for improvement and/or growth we can create a strategy and plan for success.


Growth iQ will work with you to develop a strategy that caters your business’ needs and ambitions and move the business towards its true potential.

Working together we identify where you want the business to go and build out successful solutions to get there. A business strategy gives you all the necessary tools and processes to help achieve growth, profit and share.


Growth iQ’s specifically tailored workshops will open your mind and have you thinking outside the box. If you have been pondering over a business idea but do not know where to start, then a workshop will be extremely beneficial. Our strategy and business plan workshops are also great for businesses who need that extra awakening to identify and define their true goal.


Our services with guide you through buying or selling your business with no fuss.

We can assist with;

  •  providing the right structuring advice to ensure your business is set up correctly

  • identifying all the key issues you need to consider in your sale or acquisition

  • conducting all necessary searches on your behalf

  • negotiating the surrender or assignment of lease or new lease for the business premises

  • undertaking a due diligence review

  • assisting with the transfer of employee and assets.

Whatever your next move – growth, acquisition or exit we have the expertise to make it a success.


With the Covid rebound Australia’s economy is set to boom, combine this with low interest rates makes the perfect opportunity to grow your business.


Whether you have been thinking of franchising for some time or you have a road map in place, our team of experts can help make your franchise goals a success.

We can help increase profitability, utilisation and performance of your existing franchise or develop robust plans and systems to make your vision of becoming the next successful franchised business a reality.

Business Strategy and Planning Team

Karen Forbes

Karen Forbes


I love guiding, supporting and motivating individuals along their journey to business success. With over 18 years’ experience in corporate executive roles, I have gained extensive skills in commercial management, strategic planning, business performance and project management.

With my solid grounding in business management along with my passion for process improvement, I bring an eye for identifying structures that need shifting, refining, or transforming in order for businesses to grow and thrive. I am a driven individual, who takes pride in delivering impact for my clients and building compassionate, genuine, and valuable relationships.

No matter your circumstances or unique demands, I strive to consistently deliver solutions tailored to your business objectives. In everything I do, I am committed to adding value, building rapport, and encouraging big goals and successes. My proven ability to improve performance, revenue and growth combined with my steadfast passion and empathetic approach – makes me your ideal partner in business.

Email: kforbes@growthiq.com.au

(08) 8126 4100

Head Office: 4/227-235 Unley Road, Malvern, South Australia 5061