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Do your ideal clients know all the services that you offer? Imagine walking into a restaurant, and after getting seated, the host rips the menu in half and says” enjoy your meal”. Do you want the whole menu or just half of it? Your ideal clients, which are your best clients want the whole menu. They delegate everything to you and are “all in” when it comes to comprehensive planning and advice. The clients who only want to use part of your services are NEVER going to be your ideal clients, so stop hoping they become one someday. Imagine having two doctors you trust that compete with one another, one doctor for the top half of my body and one doctor for the bottom half. Sounds crazy to most, yet so many advisors acc...

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Ideal client acquisition using Beneficiary Audit and Fee audit Services Webinar
Join us for a webinar on Sep 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM MDT.
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Financial advisors looking to acquire more ideal clients from the co-author of Guerrilla Marketing For Financial Advisors. (free ebook included) You will learn how to implement the processes of elite financial advisors by offering your "beneficiary audit and fee audit service"

In this exclusive webinar learn how to:-Find ideal clients-Create a compelling reason for them to talk to you-Have them share ALL of their important documents-Acquire more ideal clients by offering a list of value-added planning and advice processes such as a "be...

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With major regulatory changes, increasing demands from clients and changing communication with them, clients are looking for measurable value for the advice they receive. How do advisor's complete it in other parts of the world? The 5 most highly regulated countries from a financial advisor's perspective are Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, United States and Canada. Let’s look at seven key strategies based on research on what successful advisor's implement in providing value to their clients

  1. Time - Hours planned in working on their business. In a one year time frame – Project 100 - (you need 100 hours to implement change into your business such as updating your value proposition, going fee based or implementing new technologies. It is called project 100 because you will need to spend 2-3 hours per week for one year or 100 hours on building key practice management processes. The first step is to plan them in your calendar each week 2 hours working on your business. Plan the time first. For example every Wednesday from 8-10 or 11am working on the business implementing processes.

  2. Business models -your goals , your clients and your business model . Does your business goals align with your clients? Managing a large financial advisory business is great if it matches your ideal client profile and creates a win-win relationship. When consulting with advisor's, they have stated they want to build their practice and manage 100-200 million of assets or more. Then they want to slow down and work less. A business model does not work that way. Find a person (coach, consultant, mentor) who can help you build the business model and ideal clientele you want to create.

  3. Client feedback - what clients value , without this all else will be average. According to Business Health Pty Ltd. www.businesshealth.com.au , ( Business Health, Key Value Drivers US 2013) only 15% of advisors in the United States have a formal feedback processes for their clients.Those advisors that have a formal feedback system earn up to 52% more than advisor's who do not have a feedback system. A similar study had similar results by the USA FPA Research and Practice Institute study - Future of Practice Management -December 2013. If you want to become a “ideal client focused advisor” then build a formal feedback process into your client reviews.

  4. Ideal client profile - creating a win-win on communication, compensation and expectations. What is your ideal future client profile. Have it detailed and do a case study and put it on your website for the world to see.

  5. Ideal client service capacity –The 60 / 40 principle. More than 60% of your time should be spent seeing ideal clients- very few advisor's do that because they use the excuse of too much administration and lack of processes. A quick way to find your capacity for your clients is to add up the number of hours you work each year, say 1800 hours. Then find out what percent of time you service clients. Segment the clients into your main groups or segments. Then find out how much time you spend servicing each segment and add it up. The math may reveal some interesting capacity issues.

  6. Document- Put your value proposition in writing and make it a process. Make a list of ALL your services and how you deliver value through those services. The critical part is the documented process that you use with clients to help them solve their problems. The document is not to showcase you, but the clearly outline how you uncover clients problems and how you solve them.

  7. Ongoing services document - Build your client experience document . As a client what do I get for the fee I pay each year? Consider re-engage existing clients with an innovative and detailed review process and adding more value and services. Then build a document to show clients your detailed process for delivering your “value added review service”.

After all, it's all about your ideal clients. Don't waste any time. Put this on your to do list this week!

Copyright 2003-2015 By: Jay Conrad Levinson and Grant W. Hicks, C.I.M - Co-author of "Guerrilla Marketing For Financial Advisors...

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