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The 1 Thing You Need To Actually Make Your Strategy Work For You
by Tony Vidler For most professional services firms today the strategic challenge of the moment is determining what the right strategy is that will work for the firm rather than making it work. But when you do settle on your strategy you then have to make it work – and that is a separate challenge. […]
Building A Business: Lessons from Championship Teams
by Tony Vidler Building a great advice business means building systems and capacity and people which leave as little as possible to chance. It is about building a dependable service and advice delivery system that continually generates sufficient revenue and happy customers, right? Consistent results from consistent performance equals a great advice business. […]
by Tony Vidler That word “process” is just deadly for so many advisers today that too many won’t have bothered reading this far…but process creates profit. But Process IS Profit. “Process” has become associated simply with compliance in delivering financial advice, but process is way more than that. Processes become the IP […]
by Tony Vidler Great regular producers are those who continually deliver good revenue results every week or month (depending on what your measurement period is). Week in, week out, they never miss a beat and just keep pumping the numbers through. They are elite. Elite high performing advisers, like elite athletes, have high performance […]
by Tony Vidler I am losing track of how often I get asked “which CRM do you recommend?” It is a huge decision for a professional service business, and an area where every solution offered seems to fall a little short in one aspect or another. The problem is that for a financial […]
Adviser Succession: What do buyers of financial practices look for?
by Tony Vidler The irony of adviser succession discussions is how few of the advisers considering the topic seem to consider how to get a better return on what is often their biggest investment – their practice. Sellers simply do not appear to think too deeply about what buyers will value and pay premium […]
The 4 Actions Needed To Create A Personal Service System That Pays Off
by Tony Vidler An ongoing challenge for any service business is to create “Mass Personalisation”, or something akin to a factory production line that delivers constant quality efficiently, but which still feels personal to the end user. In professional services it is creating and efficient and affordable business system that allow mass actions […]
That Tech Competitor Threat Is Really An Opportunity For Some Advisers
by Tony Vidler The robo-advice “threat” is an opportunity for entrepreneurial advisers…as is every other direct-to-consumer offering driven by fintechs. The more I think about it the more certain I am that some advisory firms will prosper from it…but I am just as sure that many will “fail” due to the competition. By “fail” […]
Advisers Could Get Better Returns On Their Investment
by Tony Vidler It is a little ironic that many professionals in the business of advising people how to get better returns do not do what they should to get a better return on one of their own biggest investments – their business. Many advisers think a successful personal retirement is simply a matter […]
Practice Development: The Danger Of Promoting A Competent Adviser
by Tony Vidler A genuine danger in practice development is promoting a competent adviser to a role which they are unable to perform well in. In any organisation there is a real risk that a person is encouraged to rise to their level of incompetence. This is just as true for the self […]