About Nick

StrategicDuck is a business planning, financial consulting and coaching firm, perpetuating The American Dream. Nick Petra leads the firm in consulting and coaching for individuals and small to medium sized businesses, whether it be a start-up business or an existing business needing help in revving up their current business. As a client, you can learn from the knowledge, experience and wisdom Nick brings to improve your general business practices and marketing.

The name, “StrategicDuck”, stems from the many life and business lessons learned from the “Duck Family”. One of Nick’s favorite duck quotes is: “Always behave like a duck: keep calm and unruffled on the surface, but paddle like the devil underneath.”

Nick Petra is president of StrategicDuck and consummate businessman and visionary. He is a Certified Financial Planner, Business Coach, Mentor, Educator, Writer and life-long Entrepreneur. His services include strategic business planning, personal financial planning, and business consulting and coaching. His work is especially relevant in today’s world of business and finance.

Nick works with entrepreneurs on many levels of their businesses, from setting a solid foundation for business success, through the detailing and implementation of plans and objectives. He develops strategic plans customized for each business, and he is instrumental in coaching each client to new levels of efficiency, productivity and success in achieving their business goals and objectives. One thing you will hear Nick say is “accountability is essential to the growth of your business”.

An active businessman with a dynamic personality, you will find Nick buzzing around the Scottsdale/Phoenix area participating in organizations and activities, and many times in leadership positions.

Nick enjoys writing his daily blog “Grow One Dollar” and has authored numerous books including:

The Be Prepared Book
Seven Weeks To Increased Profits
Turn $1.00 Into Thousands
How To Build a Business Support System
Building a Personal Budget
Whether you get these books for yourself or as gifts, just remember – it is an investment in your future!

Nick is active in both the civic and business communities. He has served as President of business associations with 5,000 to 40,000 members. In addition to being a Certified Financial Planner, Nick is a licensed Arizona Real Estate Broker and holds the prestigious Realtor Emeritus title. He was instrumental in the formation of a “Leadership Program” for Realtors in Scottsdale, has been a member of Rotary, served as President of the Phoenix Jaycees. He has also chaired or served on numerous Business and Civic Committees at the local, state and national level.

When he’s in relaxation mode, you will find Nick spending time with his wife Nanci traveling or enjoying their home in Pinetop Arizona.