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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 […]
Innovate to Differentiate (it CAN be done by professional services firms)
by Tony Vidler One great way to differentiate is to innovate. You do not HAVE to innovate to differentiate of course, but innovation definitely leads to differentiation. There is a perception that in order to innovate one must receive a flash of inspiration. A blindingly brilliant epiphany-like moment. Sometimes that happens. More often […]
by Tony Vidler Unbundling planning creates higher numbers of prospects and clients engaging in full financial planning, and can lead to higher revenue per client as well. More clients engaging in more comprehensive advice and creating higher lifetime value per client. That has to be worth thinking about doesn’t it? When we try […]
by Tony Vidler If you want new ideas for how to develope your business or inspiration for your own content marketing then you really should look at Twitter. It is a platform that many advisers have simply ignored as far as I can see, but it is well worth taking a look at. […]
To grow your practice, “Get out and make more mistakes”
by Tony Vidler You want to grow your practice, right? Well my first piece of advice may seem odd but it is this: “get out and make more mistakes” Dangerous advice! Reckless even perhaps…. …however it is the best way to grow. It is also the only way to innovate or to […]
by Tony Vidler Old folk don’t take on new technology and new ideas, right? You just can’t teach them. Or is that “us”? Well that theory is getting blown away in a pandemic-like-way… There has been a continuous lament for years about the ageing of the financial advisory business and it is certainly true when […]
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 […]