Time management is prioritizing tasks in your business and personal life so you can maximize productivity. The goal is to create an environment that is conducive to maximum effectiveness and efficiency. If you feel you are falling prey to time management culprits, it may be time to start blocking and tackling. You don’t want to put your client experience or your goals at risk. Use our “Time-Wasters Checklist” below to help you identify inefficiencies in your business or areas that might need immediate attention.
As the head of your business, there are things you do and know that no one else does. It’s what makes you a valuable resource and an exceptional financial advisor. As your practice grows; however, the challenge becomes time management. The goal is to keep your practice running efficiently so you stay client focused. The more you try to control everything in your business, you lose the ability to scale your business. It puts your entire client experience at risk.
Creating a “wow” or VIP experience for clients is about building your business around the client. It is going above the expected and delivering the unexpected. Every interaction a client has with you is part of their experience. They are observing you, listening to what you say, and scrutinizing every interaction. They are assessing what they are paying for and the value that is being delivered. Creating a “wow” or VIP experience is about delivering something clients never knew they wanted, at no additional cost to them.
Communicating your value for Fee-Only advisers has become a competitive undertaking. It is complicated by fee pressures, access to affluent clients and an ever-evolving service model. Advisers try to set themselves apart from others, but in many cases, the message is missing the mark.
Let’s talk about the power of multi-advisor practices in the wealth management industry — also referred to as “ensemble practices,” based on the work of Philip Palaveev. You can chart the course and issues many practices encounter to a lesson learned from the legendary classic rock bands and artists of our time.
There are many personal branding tools you will use throughout your career and your professional bio is one of the most important. Your professional bio delivers a relevant story about you and how your experience benefits prospective clients. While a resume can be dry and straightforward, a professional bio ties your achievements to the outcomes you bring clients. The art of writing a must-read professional bio is simple, make it meaningful to the clients you want to serve.
For many professionals, particularly solo or smaller firms, webinar marketing can seem exciting and overwhelming. If you are the one organizing the event, promoting the event, and garnering registrations that can be a challenge. Many larger firms succeed with webinar marketing because they have a sizable operation for marketing and outreach.
When building a game plan for webinar marketing, there are 7 key mistakes you should avoid.
A tough decision many firms face is whether or not to let go of less-than-profitable clients. It comes down to the business model you want for your future. Some firms will work with any client who wishes to take positive action in their lives, regardless of their profitability to the firm. This can be a successful model, but it may require increased overhead, technology or staff to support the service needs long-term. On the other hand, letting go of less-profitable, lower-tier clients may allow you to provide a more boutique experience for your “A” clients and high-potential relationships and give you time to focus on markets that are appropriate for your business.