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10 Mistakes That Advice Businesses Keep Making
by Tony Vidler        So many advisory firms do not realise their potential, and the top mistakes which hold them back are more often than not nothing to with their ability to be great advisers. They tend to fall into the category of being basic commercial mistakes.   So the main mistakes that advice businesses […]
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The Strategic Approach To Practice Development
by Tony Vidler        For any professional services business to realise it’s full potential the owner must take a strategic approach to the development of the practice.  In doing so there are 3 general areas of the firm which drive growth and value of the business, and each of those has some sub-sections.   The […]
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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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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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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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definition of vision
Vision: Because your future has to start somewhere.
By Tony Vidler, CFP CLU ChFC Vision is the thing that initially drives all progress.  Somebody’s view of how something can be…will be….is the catalyst for achievement of great change.   Who will ever forget  the power of one mans vision: “I have a dream….”?   His vision of how the world could be.   […]
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Your brilliance doesn't matter much, but who you know does.
by Tony Vidler There’s too much emphasis now placed upon “what you know“. I know…I know…heresy!  I shall probably be crucified after a public flogging for saying it out loud…. But here’s a radical thought: most professional advisers today actually know enough.  So enough already with the emphasis upon “knowing more and more” technical stuff. […]
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Get more clients than you could imagine, with a simple system from the worlds greatest ever salesman
by Tony Vidler        According to the Guiness Book Of World Records the greatest salesman in the world was Joe Girard.   Joe sold cars…an incredible 13,001 cars sold in his career.  One at a time…working “retail” with high priced items.  And selling the same things, at the same price, as a heck of a […]
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HOW are you planning to differentiate and stand out?
by Tony Vidler I remembering reading way back in one of the academic tomes on marketing that there were 5 attributes to any commercial transaction: 1.  Price 2. Product 3. Access 4. Service 5. Experience Very few businesses can build a reputation, or successfully execute a marketing strategy which achieves dominance, in more than one […]
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Would you rather train as a sprinter, or as a decathlete?
by Tony Vidler Generalist or specialist?  This is an ongoing dilemma for many professionals – and there is a widely held belief that the specialist is harder to do. But is it really? Let’s look outside the world of professional services and into the highly competitive, no-room-for-mistakes, world of the Olympic athlete and consider what […]
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