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Most financial planning business owners start out as experts in their field of financial planning.  They are financial coaches to their clients first and foremost and have built serious businesses over time, putting their clients and staff first.  Many of our clients who sought us...

To most financial advice businesses, the concept of Outsourcing is not new. Many businesses have outsourced their licensing and/or paraplanning for years - but more and more advice businesses are also outsourcing elements of their administration either to onshore or offshore providers.   Advice businesses today...

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...