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Who are your most valuable clients?
by Tony Vidler        It may seem an obvious question however understanding who the most valuable clients are to a firm is not always as simple as it seems.  There is often an innate understanding of who they are however it is often not underpinned by any analysis or hard data. Even when it is […]
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Segmentation: Why not have everyone as “A” Clients?
by Tony Vidler        Segmentation of clients in your database is sensible, and some sort of labelling to differentiate them is necessary. The idea behind segmenting clients into different categories is  to introduce efficiency into a practice while recognising that not all clients are of equal commercial value to the firm.  It is also a way […]
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Not all clients are equal…well, not equal value anyway
by Tony Vidler        Let’s talk about one of those elephant in the room things: not all clients are equal for a professional service firm. As human beings they might all be equal, but as clients they are not. Each client relationship has a commercial value….and a commercial cost.  Each therefore has varying profitability, and […]
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Client Segmentation Needs To Be Done Commercially
by Tony Vidler        It is logical to do a bit of client segmentation so that you can figure out what levels of service can be offered to which clients profitably.  The funny thing is that most of the time it is the “profitably” part that gets lost in the client categorisation process….   While […]
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Priorities: Which urgent AND important person comes first?
by Tony Vidler        The classic urgent AND important dilemma: your best client is on the phone talking to you.  An incoming call from your top Centre-of-Influence comes in while talking to your best client.   Do you “end and accept” – hanging up on your best client?  Do you ignore your COI? Are you […]
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