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Top Time Management Tip: Take Time Off…
by Tony Vidler        A quick Google search on Time Management books threw up 714,000,000 results…so there is no shortage of information out there for busy professionals looking to organise their work, and themselves, better.   No matter how many books you read or conference presenters you listen to, the struggle remains the same….too much […]
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5 Tips for selling, or buying, a practice.
by Tony Vidler        There are a number of traps that professionals consistently fall into when selling (or buying) a book of business.   The mistakes are so consistent and prevalent that there is are some golden rules evolving on how to make sure any sale is successful.   The Top 5 are: 1. Get […]
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The 10 Things Top Performing Advisers Do Better
by Tony Vidler        Here are the Top 10 things that separate the top advisers from the rest: 1. Have a vision of success The process of building a great, sustainable practice starts with having a clear vision of what you, as the founder and leader of your practice, want it to look and feel […]
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Full Transparency: It pays to keep some secrets from clients
by Tony Vidler        In this age of complete transparency for professional services there is a tendency to tell clients everything…and there are just some things you shouldn’t tell them in advance.   If you want to give yourself a reasonable chance of creating clients who are a little surprised and delighted with your service […]
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The Maximum Value Zone For Advisers
by Tony Vidler        For many professional services firms delivering value from actively lifting service levels is also a means of differentiation from the competition – and it is an excellent strategy that leads to a good business.   The zone of maximum potential value for a services firm though is elevated service levels over […]
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How to create a MORE effective client report
by Tony Vidler        The typical financial planning report or statement of advice produced for clients is ineffective.   Being effective means getting the key points across as quickly and as simply as possible, so that the reader understands them, and is then able to make decisions relatively quickly and easily.  It will engage, motivate and […]
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Sales management is more than “make the troops jump through hoops”
by Tony Vidler        The majority of professionals running practices have superb technical competency, and often have significant commercial management skills, but a very common shortcoming is “Sales Management” experience or skills.   The typical result of this shortcoming is that management of the revenue producers in a professional practice becomes a matter of making […]
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Who are your most valuable clients?
by Tony Vidler        It may seem an obvious question to many however understanding who the most valuable clients are to a firm is not actually universally known it seems.  There is often an innate understanding of who they are however it is often not underpinned by any analysis.   Even when there is, and […]
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The biggest personal productivity killer for Advisers
by Tony Vidler        Everyone would like to achieve more in less time.  They would like to have better business results for less work, and have more time away from the business.  Personal productivity – or business efficiency if you prefer – matters, and there are a host of things that can kill it, but […]
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How High Growth Firms Become Above Average
by Tony Vidler        A constant question from average professional services firms is “how do high growth firms do it differently?” It is certainly a question worth asking, as the performance difference is often dramatic. There are many things that high growth firms do differently and better than the market average of course, not least […]
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