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The Emerging Practice Managers Training Program

The Emerging Practice Managers Training Program

It's been touted that we're currently in the 'golden age' for financial advice, and we agree - there is tremendous opportunity to grow resilient, sustainable advice firms … and yet one of the biggest things that will prevent firms from leveraging their opportunities -...

The A to Z of giving back

The A to Z of giving back

In our latest Evolve Live Express session, Nicola Beswick, financial adviser, mentor and Chair of the Pro Bono Financial Advice Network (PFAN) will share her insights and experience from volunteering both her time and experience. The Pro Bono Financial Advice Network...

Is this why you’re too busy?

Is this why you’re too busy?

Are you stuck in the cycle? It's incredible to think how many advisers and business owners are telling us that despite their best intentions, they are still struggling to find time. Time to work on their business. Time to plan their strategies for their OWN bigger...

Where will we find tomorrows advisers?

Where will we find tomorrows advisers?

  There are 216,000 undergrads in Australia studying commerce or business degrees right now... and yet FASEA records show that we only had 300 graduates from the financial planning degree last year! That is not enough to replenish our adviser numbers and help our...

An elegant way to receive more qualified, warm referrals

An elegant way to receive more qualified, warm referrals

There are many advisers in a position at the moment of being so inundated with new client referrals and enquiries that they have a waiting list of people wanting to see them. AND we are also coming across some advisers in the opposite situation.  They’re looking to...

The one thing that will guarantee a successful future in advice

The one thing that will guarantee a successful future in advice

  We have worked with advice firms for over 14 years and in that time, we’ve coached hundreds of Principals and their teams to achieve more from their business. It’s common knowledge to everyone in the profession that there has been constant change over that time...

How do you make sure your advice represents good value for money?

How do you make sure your advice represents good value for money?

The Elixir team collectively spend many hours every week working with advisers in the art and science of getting their pricing models right.  Part of this process involves understanding the true cost of advice, but this is only one step in the exercise. Cost does not...

Outsourcing

Outsourcing

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...

Sustainability Planning

Sustainability Planning

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...

A pragmatic approach to leveraging technology in your business

A pragmatic approach to leveraging technology in your business

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...

A Framework for Effective People Management

A Framework for Effective People Management

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 true key to...