Our 3 Most Popular 2018 Articles
It’s almost time to say goodbye to summer, and with over half the year gone already, we’ve hit on some major topics here at FP Advance to help you grow your business.
These three really got people talking, so we thought we’d share them again in case you missed them first time round.
Here’s to some more steps forward this autumn.
Have a great week.
Touch wood, I’ve never been on a plane where the oxygen masks have dropped down in an emergency. However, I’ve heard enough pre-flight safety briefings to know that if that does ever happen, I should fit my own oxygen mask first.
This is great business advice too.
If you’re running a business with multiple advisers, or you aspire to do so, it’s good practice to try focusing on your own needs first.
What do I mean?
Are you sick of reading about how great everyone says running a Financial Planning business is?
In a recent survey we conducted here at FP Advance we asked a bunch of advisers the question; “How fulfilled are you at this stage in your business?” and we got them to give us a satisfaction score out of 100.
The average score was 74. The lowest was 12, and there were plenty of 100s.
However, when I scanned the data there were a lot in the 30-60 range. Too many for my liking. Some of the comments attached to the scores made it all sound like a bit of a grind.
So how do you beat the grind?
We are in the midst of a war for talent. As I write this blog there is a shortage of good quality paraplanners, administrators and practice managers.
If you’re struggling in your search for people who excel in these roles, I can assure you, you’re not the only one. Every firm I’m working with, all across the country, is having trouble finding the talent for their dream team.
With the UK at full employment across the board, the recruitment market is now tighter than ever.
What to do?