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The Problem With Advice Givers Who Don't Take Advice

If part of the value of your advice lies in having an objective third party look at things without the emotion, and you don’t follow that advice yourself, why should...

CLIENT INSIGHT INTERVIEWS

Charles Revson, one of the founders of Revlon, knew the difference between marketing and sales, and nailed it in one sentence. “In the factory we make cosmetics, in...

WHY INCREASING FEE ISN’T AS RISKY AS YOU THINK

Do you want to know the fastest strategy to scale your advice firm? Increase your fees. It’s so blindingly obvious to me, and kind of ironic that with so many firms...

NETWORK RECEPTION

Is it just me or does the average advice professional have a total love/hate relationship with referral partnerships? One Vanguard study I read whilst prepping our two-day...

THE ZERO DARK THIRTY GUIDE TO WORKFLOW

If you’re an adviser, broker, senior accountant or other “front stage”, client facing member of a team responsible for delivering face to face value and...

THE 85:15 STORY OF ADVICE CLIENTS

Imagine you’re a business offering a service that 85% of the market don’t seem to want. That’s not great. It’s also not terrible. 15% market share...

THIS CONVERSATION HAD ME MAD AS HELL

So I’m not a “get mad” kinda person, and certainly not in a professional sense. This question though had me simmering in my own juices all the way over...

THE GREAT ADVISER WEBSITE FRAUD

“We’ll build you a website that converts”, goes the promise. “Fantastic”, goes the voice in your head, “If I can get a great website...

WHY MOST ADVISERS’ MARKETING DOESN’T WORK

Have you ever had one of those LinkedIn messages from someone you don’t know inviting you to connect? You have no idea who they are, but “what the heck”,...

THE PATH PROSPECTS TAKE TO GET ADVICE

One prospect wants your advice like a thirsty man in a drought. Another seems completely uninterested despite the financial mess you can see they are in. Same approach....

The Trouble with Hunting Unicorns

Steve Jobs was once quoted as saying, “We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do” If you’re a cutting edge, global tech leader with deep...

THE PLAIN-SIGHT MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES ADVICE FIRMS OFTEN COMPLETE...

If you have targets to hit before Christmas and you’re looking for the path of least resistance from a marketing perspective, give me three minutes and I’ll...
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