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First, Become Famous In Your Neighbourhood
by Tony Vidler        Where are your advertising dollars, and efforts, going to get the best return?   It seems that the majority of small businesses get the majority of their new clients from their local area, which is not terribly surprising given that most professional service businesses largely compete on “convenience”.   Without a […]
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How to create more compelling offers
by Tony Vidler        What financial advisers do is valuable, but it is often not compelling.  Retirement is so far away…there’s plenty of time to do stuff, right?  Insurance is important, but I’m probably not going to actually need it for a few years yet, right?  And on it goes…we battle a lack of urgency […]
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3 Must Haves For Effective Marketing Collateral
by Tony Vidler        For marketing collateral to be truly effective it must have  “readability”.   If something is easy to read and comprehend quickly then it will be effective – assuming the actual message wasn’t rubbish to begin with.   If you have a good offer, or story, or service and can word that […]
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The Marketing Tactics You Should Consider Using
by Tony Vidler        Which marketing tactics are worth considering for your professional promotion largely comes down at the start to being clear about whether you are wanting to be sen as a “General Practitioner” or whether you are trying to establish a position as a “specialist”.   The tactics that will tend to work […]
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Are You “Marketing” The Right Message?
by Tony Vidler        Do you know what business you are in?   Are you marketing that?   Are you marketing what it is you actually DO, rather than what you know or who you are…or worse: you are marketing some other businesses products and brand?   Many professionals focus their marketing message on the […]
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Describe Your Services In Practical Terms To Get More Buy-In
by Tony Vidler        Advice should, almost by definition, be “practical”.  It should be a clear course of action that a client can use to achieve a specific outcome.  Why don’t we describe our advice services that way then?   Consumers often struggle to understand what we can achieve for them (or help them achieve), […]
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What A Practice Needs In Order To Achieve Exceptional Growth
by Tony Vidler        Not everyone wants to have a business which achieves exceptional growth.  Some want a business which just produces a steady income, or a job, and that’s ok.  If on the other hand you aspire to have a high growth firm there are a couple of pretty important strategic decisions to nail.   […]
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Niche or Nest: Which is Best?
by Tony Vidler        The concept of niche marketing causes a lot of confusion, so I thought I’d add to the confusion by adding in “nest marketing” at the same time as challenging the view that professionals should find “A” niche.   The easiest way for me to explain the difference between niche marketing and […]
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How To Become A Recognised Expert
by Tony Vidler        Many general practitioners would like to be seen and accepted as a recognised expert in a particular area, and for many of them this is a genuine opportunity.   The competency, depth of knowledge or mastery of subject, and professionalism are all there more often than not.  They are already actually experts […]
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Creating Happy Clients Is Not Enough
by Tony Vidler        Creating and keeping happy clients IS essential for the success of a professional practice.  There is no question about that.  But is it enough to help a practice grow at a greater than industry average pace?   I don’t believe so.   Being a great practitioner and running an efficient & […]
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