BIQ™ Assessment

Become a business of international quality

Whether your end goal is international growth or local dominance, your business can be a business of international quality



About BIQ™ Assessment

We know that business owners can find it hard to take a big picture perspective and identify areas of their business that could be targeted to improve performance. This is why we have created the Business of International Quality (BIQ™) Barometer in collaboration with staff from the University of Auckland Business School. It is based on academic research and backed up by conversations with industry experts and those in the thick of it; NZ business owners and managers.

The BIQ™ Barometer is an easy to use online tool designed to help you identify your business strengths and opportunities for improvement in under an hour. 

The outcome is real and practical advice that you can use as a guide to accelerate your business growth, whilst avoiding the costs of making the mistakes of those who have gone before.

Why Do It?

Defend Your Local & International Position

Measuring your business against International standards isn't just for those looking to do business outside of the New Zealand domestic market. Now more than ever in our highly connected world, all consumers are now customers for businesses globally and like it or not, they are comparing your business against these options when making a purchase decision.

Complete Business Performance Measurement

The BIQ™ Assessment is a finely tuned 'yard stick' for comparison against global competition and also a valuable line in the sand to really measure the progress your business is making not only financially, but in the six areas that we know contribute to success and sustained growth: Leadership, Offering, Market, Processes, Governance, and Capital. And even if you have completed an assessment previously, we recommend using the BIQ as an annual progress indicator.

Triage Your Business

The BIQ™ Assessment is designed to assist you in identifying the areas of your business that you feel are performing well and those that need attention, then forming a prioritisation roadmap for improvements that can be measured over time.

What To Expect

The BIQ™ Barometer was developed for ambitious entrepreneurs and owner managers who want to get a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their business and identify opportunities for growth. From startups through to the largest owner managed businesses, the BIQ™ Barometer gives you the information you need to take your business to the next level.

  • A comprehensive and individual online report, plus a PDF to keep, with an easy to understand traffic light system showing how you’re doing across each of the six different areas
  • Feedback about where your business sits
  • Clear identification of perceived strengths and weaknessess
  • Suggested resources, programmes and services
  • Opportunity to talk about your results with us, or any of our BIQ™ partners

BIQ™ Assessment Request

The BIQ™ Barometer is free for alumni and current participants of Icehouse programmes that are more than a day in length.

It is also free for select BNZ customers and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand members.

For all other clients the cost is $249.

Simply fill out the form to request a personalised unique assessment link that will be setup and sent to you via email.

View The Icehouse Terms & Conditions here, and the BIQ™ Privacy Statement here.

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