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One of the key attractions of owning a financial advice business has always been the benefit of generating recurring revenue from long-term clients. While the removal of grandfathered commissions and introduction of mandatory renewals has removed the ‘guarantee’ of recurring revenue from every client, we...

This article is a summary of a Webinar delivered by Sue Viskovic and Graham Burnard from Elixir Consulting on how to approach the challenge of leveraging technology in a financial advice business. Technology decisions are one of the most critical decisions that owners of financial advice...

Hands down, THE most critical element of an advice business is the people who serve within it, your human capital so to speak. Having the right people in the right roles is the first step to success, and empowering them through great management is the...

If you’re unsatisfied with your licensee at present, you’re not alone. Adviser Ratings research showed that 14.4% of advisers switched licensees in the year ending Q3 2020, and we’d suggest that the number of advisers contemplating a move is higher still.  In addition to those who...

The Elixir Consulting team is fortunate enough to have worked with hundreds of successful financial advice businesses around the country. One of the attributes we see in the most successful businesses is that they have a very clear sense of their target clientele and what...

30 years ago the financial planning industry was just starting to find its feet.  In these early days of the industry financial planners differentiated themselves from the agents of the big Mutuals by selling a range of unit trusts being offered by what we would...

A business plan is one of the most powerful tools you can use to help your business evolve and grow so you can achieve the outcomes you want. Financial Advisers know all too well, the power of planning - and see the impact of it...

In last week’s Tactical Tuesday webinar we interviewed Daniel Brammall, President of the Profession of Independent Financial Advisers (PIFA), about ‘all things independence’ in financial planning, including… what it means to be independent and how this is defined at law the benefits and obligations associated...