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With my startup growing more slowly than I'd hoped, I've tried to find strategies that keep me focused and confident.
As a startup planner, I find I need to try new lines of business. My recently launched video series recently got its first customer.
The most important reason to engage in pro bono work is to help those who are in need of free advice. But pro bono work can also pay off in other ways.
How can you tell whether your own goals are appropriately aggressive? Two things helped new solo advisor Dave Grant understand this.
There is an abundance of technology available for financial planners and their practices. This hasnít always been the case, but now the selections are almost endless. Here's how new solo planner Dave Grant decides what to use.
Want to help your advisors expand their skills? Use these steps to create customized career tracks.
Think you might be bored at your kids' birthday party? Think again. Dave Grant shares three business lessons he learned at his son's recent party.
Having a computer crash isn't such a far-fetched possibility. Make sure you're prepared for it.
Sometimes inspiration comes from unexpected sources. What movies motivate you?
When advisors befriend each other, and respect the work that each other do, it adds to the roster of people willing to help grow your business.
No one likes being rejected by a prospective client, but it's hardly uncommon. Here are three things to keep in mind when it happens.
Blogging requires a commitment, but if approached the correct way, it should not be a burden. Here are a few tips that are currently helping solo advisor Dave Grant.
How, when and where do you spend your creative time?
While an advisor's pitch to clients should be well rehearsed, it also needs to be flexible, says new solo advisor Dave Grant.
"This may sound sacrilegious for a planner, but Iíll admit it: Iím not a big fan of investment management," says solo advisor Dave Grant. Here's why Grant decided to use a TAMP instead.
Letís start with the basics: If you are not engaging people on social media as a financial advisor, itís time to catch up.
Advisors are adopting new technologies to streamline processes and impress clients. But it's smart to have a backup plan in case the technology fails you, says solo advisor Dave Grant.
After just a few months of running his solo practice, advisor Dave Grant has run into a good problem: how to manage a growing list of prospective clients.