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If Your Advisory Practice Survives, Heed This Lesson
by Tony Vidler One lesson each financial advisory practice should take from 2020 already is this: YOUR cashflow and emergency reserves are your lifeblood. That’s the same advice you give clients huh? For advice firms though, reliance upon short term new sales results or new client acquisition is deadly….irregular cashflow is the business equivalent […]
Professional Service: There’s extra money going the extra mile
by Tony Vidler Often professionals forget how valuable the service bit is in a “professional service” business. Everyone has heard some story about how a business did well from going the extra mile for a customer…but rarely do you hear about a professional services business that has a standing process for going the extra […]
Innovation in delivering Financial Advice: Does it have to be this way?
by Tony Vidler “Innovation” and “delivering financial advice” do not usually go together for the majority in the industry. The way advice is delivered by tens of thousands of professionals tends to gravitate to the same methodology. There is safety hiding in the herd, right? Then the type of advice delivered by tens […]
Knowing Your Professional Purpose Is Your Game Changer
by Tony Vidler All the regulatory change has many advisers seriously thinking about how to position for the future, and how to lift performance in a time of squeezed practice margins. Many are stuck in their existing paradigm of doing business though, and struggle to accept things like remuneration models changing rapidly, long term shifts […]
by Tony Vidler “How often should I send emails?” is the perpetual question asked by professionals who are beginning to build an engagement marketing system or lifting their client communications and services standards. The objective is to find that balance between being continually present, but without being a nuisance. The bad news is […]
The "service" bit in your service business just might be the best ROI
by Tony Vidler The standout burning issue for most professional services firms remains attracting and developing new business, and advisers have a lot of distractions. The thing that is often compromised is existing client service as advisers deal with all the change and try to remain commercially viable. Yet, the most valuable investment […]
Be Prepared To Get The 80% Of Practice Revenue That Is Just Waiting For You
by Tony Vidler You know that there is a good chance that something like 80% of your practice revenue will come from about 20% of your clients…but do you leave that to chance? We are talking about your best clients of course being that 20% who produce the lion’s share of the income, […]
by Tony Vidler What do you want most from your marketing: 1. More customers, or, 2. More revenue? Most marketing efforts are aimed at trying to convince strangers to bring their business to you. New clients are good of course, and are in fact vital for the long term success of a business. […]
by Tony Vidler “Innovate or die” said Peter Drucker. Innovation is of course about finding new ways to create value. Have financial advisers been innovating in recent years? Have they been finding new ways to create value? If not, does it mean they are slowly slipping towards their commercial death? Many have […]
Become more valuable to clients by making it easier
by Tony Vidler One of the key concepts that advisers must grasp is the need to be valued for the advice and coaching they provide, rather than their value being linked to a product solution. A massive opportunity exists for advisers to remove complexity from their clients lives, and in turn, be valued […]