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Is Going Independent Right For You?

By Karen Hayes, Relationship Manager - Recruiting / You’re thinking about going independent. What should you consider? You know it’s going to take hard work, attention to detail, and a willingness to persevere. But maybe there’s a nagging question in the back of your mind: Are you really the kind of person who should start your own practice?  Even academic experts say there’s no easy answer. In fact,...

Published: August 25, 2020

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Three Questions Any Advisor Faces When Going Independent

By Karen Hayes, Relationship Manager - Recruiting / Going independent is a big step in any advisor’s career, and it can be difficult knowing where or even how to begin, especially when every journey you’ve heard about seems so unique.  The road to independence is highly individualized.  I’ve helped many advisors identify which path is right for them and, so far, no two experiences have been the same....

Published: August 26, 2020

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Are You Being Paid Fairly?

By Jim Perhacs, Managing Director / The wealth management industry is changing, and the old ways of doing business are quickly being replaced. New regulations, fee compression, and more emphases on their clients are driving financial advisors toward independence. Is pay part of the equation?   Know your worth According to Charles Schwab, 7 out of 10 advisors have increased their revenue since going independent. Considering most...

Published: August 25, 2020

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The Art of Naming Your Advisory Firm

By Berta Aldrich, Managing Director / Choosing a name for your firm is one of the most exciting decisions you’ll make when going out on your own, but it’s important to do it right. A great name sets the stage for your brand by giving potential clients an idea of what they can expect from you. It also has the power to leave a lasting impression.   ...

Published: August 25, 2020

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