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.
There are many effective strategies for acquiring referrals and introductions from your existing clients and relationships. This holds true even in down markets or a crisis. The key is to not come off as optimistic or tone deaf, especially when your client is expecting you to focus on their needs during a crisis. What you can do is socialize the conversation and express your willingness to help people like them during this time.
There are a new set of rules for approaching financial advisors and professionals, especially in this COVID environment. Clients are demanding more value and a better experience from their advisor. Fee compression is affecting thousands of advisors and advisory firms. Some financial advisors no longer have individual products or insurance lines as a core expertise in their practice. For instance, some advisors have insurance as an ancillary focus, if they have it at all. Some have chosen to focus on other lines or revenue. Broker/dealers and Brokerage General Agencies (BGAs) stand ready, as they always have, to solve these needs and serve as an objective, consultative resource. The advisory landscape has been evolving for decades, and broker/dealers and BGAs have to evolve their marketing and consulting offerings in turn.