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Some customers you probably don’t want
by Tony Vidler Fact: some customers you just don’t want. Most of us would agree that we should contribute to the greater good of society, and engage in pro bono work to help some of those who can’t afford us, but we are are running commercial enterprises. Not all customers are good customers […]
The 6 Necessities of Modern Marketing for Financial Advisers
by Tony Vidler I have no doubt that many financial advisers are struggling to understand what happened to their previously successful marketing methods. For years – decades perhaps – they have been able to keep a constant source of prospective future clients coming through the front doors, yet for most this is now a […]
by Tony Vidler Clients leave us, and most times we blame someone else…we call it “twisting” or “churning”. The immediate inference is the client only left because somebody else – who is less ethical – took perfectly good business and moved it for no reason other than their own gain. Twisting becomes the acceptable […]
by Tony Vidler A constant question for many advisers, particularly when they’ve been sitting about over a break quietly contemplating the road ahead, is what do they have to do to prepare, or adapt? Obviously there is enormous uncertainty about what lies ahead for advice businesses; some of it predictable and some of […]
Innovation, not originality, is the key to better business.
by Tony Vidler Everyone wants to grow their business, and everyone is looking for new ideas to do it. But nearly everyone wants the magical original idea that nobody else has ever thought of before, that will guarantee results quickly. Innovation is by definition original, but originality is not necessarily the same as […]
by Tony Vidler An adviser who plans on being in the business for another couple of decades asked what the point is in paying for an expensive and fancy CRM system. Honest. He did ask that. He has a list of clients in Outlook and has the clients home addresses, phone numbers, and sometimes […]
by Tony Vidler The elite performing financial advisers are substantially better at positioning themselves professionally than average advisers are. That positioning really pays off too: surveys suggest that they get 2.5 X MORE business from new clients than average advisers. And to really highlight the performance difference they are getting vastly higher business levels […]
Focus On 3 Things To Make Next Year The Best Year Ever
by Tony Vidler There are so many things you COULD plan to work on to improve next year, but what REALLY matters? It is easy to get caught up in making lots and lots of plans and goals and arranging to be incredibly busy working “on” your business to accelerate its growth, but […]
How Big Is The Goldmine WITHIN An Advisers’ Practice?
by Tony Vidler Just how much opportunity is sitting inside the typical adviser practice? How much new business is waiting inside that existing database? It Is Usually A Goldmine. A report from a couple of years ago highlights the point: A lot of clients do not give advisers all their investable funds. […]
by Tony Vidler Knowing and working exclusively in your niche is nirvana for most professionals. Your niche is that absolute sweet spot where what you are fabulous at overlaps with what you love doing, and it is something that other people value and will pay you for. It is not a simple […]