Being in a virtual environment does not have to impair your ability to revitalize your business or growth strategy. In fact, working from home may be your ideal opportunity to do some behind the scenes work on your business. Below are the top 5 virtual business growth strategies you can execute in a remote environment to advance your business momentum.
Strategic alliances can give you the opportunity to expand into new markets, access resources, or share referrals to clients. A well-structured alliance may help you grow faster by leveraging each other’s capabilities. Without proper due diligence; however, a strategic alliance could have the opposite effect. It is critical to consider the do’s and don’ts of strategic alliances prior to engaging in any relationship.
Financial advisors and business professionals have the opportunity to open new niche markets with strategic alliances. Strategic alliances allow you to work with people who share similar values, yet, come from different aspects of planning. Strategic alliances may also allow you to bring additional experiences to clients that might otherwise be out of reach.
One question many financial advisors will ask is “How do I get more referrals from my centers of influence (COIs)?” or “How do I go about finding a good center of influence relationship?” It is enticing for financial advisors to expand their network but many soon realize setting up a strategic alliance or a professional COI relationship does not automatically turn on the flow of referrals. There needs to be a marketing and business development strategy in place, clear expectations, and proper due diligence.