LinkedIn Financial Advisors - SignatureWealth Partners

Follow along as one of our Greenville Financial Advisors explores the potential of this professional networking platform. My Limited LinkedIn Experience I have always heard that prospecting on LinkedIn for advisors is easier than cold calling because it allows you (as the advisor) the benefit of qualifying someone before reaching out to them and it…

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Communicating a Succession Plan - SignatureWealth Partners

Communicating your Succession Plan Make no mistake, as important as all the other factors are, none of them matter if you don’t execute your succession plan properly. The value of your practice is going to be determined by the ability to retain your staff and clients. Communicating your plan effectively is the key part of…

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Financial Advisor Succession Planning - SignatureWealth Partners

Think about the future of your practice: As a financial advisor, you spend your days planning for the future. The future of your clients, your family and your staff.  Just how much time have you really spent thinking about your own succession plan? If you’re like most financial advisors, the hours spent getting ready for…

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Growing Advisory Practice, SignatureWealth Partners

Starting and running a financial advisory business can be hard. If you’re like me, it can seem like you spend much more time focusing your attention on the planning and management of your business than you do developing and implementing financial plans for your clients. Is that the reason you became an advisor in the first place? I doubt it. Now, more than ever, we’re forced to wear multiple hats. If some of the daily task of running your business isn’t something you enjoy, rest assured, you’re not alone.

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Sales and Prospecting, SignatureWealth Partners

We’re all salespeople whether we want to believe it or not. We’re constantly selling. You’re selling your spouse on what you want to eat for dinner or where to go on your next vacation. You’re selling your children on the benefits of brushing their teeth and going to bed on time. Prospecting for new clients and selling are large parts of being a financial advisor. And, you’re constantly selling. You’re selling people on the services you provide and, believe it or not, you’re selling customers on you.

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Young Advisor Confidence, SignatureWealth Partners

We’ve all been there before: you’re young, maybe you just graduated, maybe this is your first job out of college. In many cases, you’re younger than the clients you’re advising. For many financial advisors just starting out, age is more than just a number, it’s a potential roadblock when it comes to connecting with older clients. When it comes to clients’ assessment of financial advisors, there seems to be an age bias, or at the very least, a perceived notion that young advisors don’t have the skills

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Productivity, Organization, SignatureWealth Partners

We only have so many hours in a day to be able to work and spend time with our clients. It’s a very finite measure. Most financial advisors don’t understand the value of their time and they’re busy with activities that may seem productive, but in actuality, provide little in the way of results.You have to know how much your time is worth. And, then you have to be ruthless in cutting out activities that don’t directly lead to revenue commiserate with the value of your time.

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Post-CFP Designations, SignatureWealth Partners

There are a lot of financial advisors in the market. It’s a crowded field. Lately, the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation has transitioned from a “nice to have” credential to quickly become the minimum standard for many financial advisors. But, while it’s great to have earned it, having those coveted “CFP” letters is no longer the differentiator that it once was. So, what comes after your CFP? How do you stand out in a field that’s already crowded with talented financial planners?

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