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Easy business in the low-hanging fruit
by Tony Vidler Everyone wants easy business yet we so often make it harder than it has to be. Get the low-hanging fruit first. Twice as easy to get, and just as sweet. Nothing is wrong with it – and it’s smart business. It’s not always simple to recognise where the easy business […]
by Tony Vidler Knowing and working exclusively in your niche is nirvana for most professionals. Your niche is that absolute sweet spot where what you are fabulous at overlaps with what you love doing, and it is something that other people value and will pay you for. It is not a simple […]
by Tony Vidler Building a successful advisory business requires building a systematic referrals process. Key words there are “systematic” and “process”. In the absence of a strong system referrals will simply be received on an ad hoc basis, drifting in whenever a particular customer is especially motivated to do so, or when an […]
by Tony Vidler Working in tandem with the clients other professionals such as their accountant and lawyer is the objective of most financial professionals. Yet, the challenge is often not the client, but the other professionals in making this a reality. We need to be able to show the other professionals who work […]
by Tony Vidler We begin with the assumption that you deserve referrals….and thereafter it becomes a process of determining how best to position for the right referrals. It is important that you generate the right sort of prospective new clients as not all prospects become the right clients for your firm, and you […]
by Tony Vidler If you want to get a regular, repeatable, stream of well qualified prospects for your business then nothing beats having a Centre of Influence (COI) driving the right types of ideal clients to you. A good COI will be an advocate for you and your business, and be proactively recommending […]
by Tony Vidler Getting referrals from clients is usually a very hit & miss thing for advisers…IF they remember to put the issue on the table at all. Largely this is an issue created by not being systematic about obtaining leads from our satisfied customers. Part of the reason for not being systematic […]
by Tony Vidler You can fix all prospecting problems forever if you generate enough referrals. It is that simple. Get this right, and prospecting problems are non-existent, as the number one source of professional prospecting is going to be “word of mouth” for some time to come. The theory on getting more refrrals […]
by Tony Vidler The best way to generate constant referrals is by having “centers of influence” delivering qualified and interested prospects to you regularly. To do this successfully – especially with a number of COI’s – there 15 steps you have to work through. It is a simple idea, and like so […]
by Tony Vidler Getting more referrals is a bit of a Holy Grail for most advisers. Referrals are gold and we all know that, yet it seems so hard for so many professionals to create consistent and constant referral business. We know that referrals remain the most powerful marketing despite the plethora of advertising and […]