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Have you done yours yet?

Have you done yours yet?

There is something that starts to happen in businesses around this time of year ... as financials get completed, and people take a few weeks to refresh after the end of the financial year, their mind starts some fresh thinking about just what they'd like to do...

Feeling challenged by your business? You’re not alone!

Feeling challenged by your business? You’re not alone!

Ever get that feeling that you're run off your feet and you're not convinced that the rewards you're getting from your business are worth it all? There are so many great ideas you hear, and you see other advisers that look so successful, but you don't have time to...

Insider Secrets to a Better Advice Business – Free Webinar

Insider Secrets to a Better Advice Business – Free Webinar

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Are you brilliant at helping advisers get more from their business?

Are you brilliant at helping advisers get more from their business?

If you have experience in coaching advice businesses, you may have heard of Elixir Consulting. We’ve been providing independent consulting and coaching services to financial advisers, risk specialists and accountants for almost eight years. We also service licensees,...

What can you do about bad press?

What can you do about bad press?

I’ve recently just published my first two articles on LinkedIn. I’ve been writing this blog for a number of years now, and LinkedIn has opened up their platform for people to publish articles directly, and I’ve held back until now. In part, because we share our...

My experience with someone impersonating me on Twitter

My experience with someone impersonating me on Twitter

I’ve recently discovered that someone had set up a dodgy Twitter account, impersonating me. They’ve been removed, and it was a relatively simple process, and I thought I’d share the experience in case it happens to you.     In reality, it was relatively...

How do other advisers charge for their advice?

Our third edition of the Adviser Pricing Models Research Report is now available. This in-depth study of 275 advice businesses reveals all the questions you ever had about how other advisers charge for their advice. We reveal some highlights here in this infographic:...

The Incredible Value in Insurance Advice

The Incredible Value in Insurance Advice

There’s a lot of discussion happening at the moment about insurance commissions, and their place in the advice industry. Setting aside the reactions that advisers will go out of business, and we'll worsen the underinsurance problem in Australia, when we get right down...

What’s the future of risk commissions?

What’s the future of risk commissions?

The structure of risk commissions in Australia is set to change. As it stands right now, commissions for risk advice are a legitimate form of remuneration for advisers (except in certain circumstances). However, the writing is firmly on the wall that the commission...

Where do top businesses spend their money?

Where do top businesses spend their money?

  When it comes to your overheads, business owners often ask us what percentage of their turnover should be spent on marketing? Or premises? Or—gulp—on business coaching? The most annoying answer to the turnover question is always “it depends,” and it really does...

Why is it that some businesses just flourish?

Why is it that some businesses just flourish?

I find that when business owners get a little down time away from the office and clients (and staff!), they can't help but do some contemplative thinking about what's happening in the business, and invariably they end up with some ideas of things they'd like to do...