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About SRG

Succession Resource Group is a boutique succession consulting firm based in the Pacific Northwest, serving clients across the country. SRG was founded by David Grau Jr., MBA in 2012 after nearly a decade of helping advisors with valuation and succession planning. SRG's team of experts leverage their industry expertise, combined with best-in-class resources, to help advisors, agents, and accountants manage the equity in their businesses...

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Contingency Planning - A key to acquisition success?!

By David Grau Jr. on Jan 31, 2024 12:01:32 PM

To start with, let's define the term "Contingency Planning."

Topics: Contingency Solutions
14 min read

The True Power of Succession Planning — A Retirement Readiness Guide

By David Grau Jr. on Jan 11, 2024 8:37:51 AM

Building a successful independent financial advisory firm that can support the firm’s key stakeholders is a significant accomplishment. But building a successful firm is the first milestone, not the end of the journey. Once the firm is established and stabilized, the next milestone should be to create a sustainable enterprise. This goes beyond figuring out the service and pricing model, attracting and retaining loyal clients, solid branding, and a trustworthy reputation.

Topics: Equity Compensation Succession Planning Equity Sharing
12 min read

Set Your Firm Up for Success — Using Entity Structure to Unleash Growth

By David Grau Jr. on Nov 27, 2023 6:53:59 PM

Starting your business as a financial advisor is an exciting prospect. You're setting the foundation for a successful future and commitment to growth. Whether you are creating a platform to last the duration of your career or working to formalize/upgrade your established enterprise,effective entity planning and setup will serve as the base on which you can build and hopefully as a springboard for future generations.

But there are important considerations to navigate when setting up an entity that are almost always overlooked and go beyond using your state’s website or an online filing service to establish an entity. 

Topics: Entity Formation
11 min read

Employee Retention Guide for Advisors - 2024 ed.

By David Grau Jr. on Oct 13, 2023 2:04:08 PM

Strategies to Fortify Employee Retention and Minimize Advisor Turnover

In the fast-paced and competitive realm of financial services, the role of employee retention strategies has never been more critical for registered investment advisors. Independent advisors understand that retaining a skilled and dedicated team is as essential as acquiring new clients and expanding services. This article explores the multifaceted world of employee retention, providing insights into what the most effective advisory firms are doing today.

Topics: Equity Compensation employee benefits Equity Sharing Compensation Talent Retention
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4 Reasons to Formalize Your Business Entity as a Corporation or LLC

By Succession Resource Group on Aug 28, 2023 4:53:31 PM

The decision to form an entity structure for your financial practice is a critical step for experienced independent financial advisors. Many advisors address this topic after a specific need for it has arisen, but addressing it proactively allows you to establish the right structure with less stress and take advantage of numerous other benefits along the way. This article highlights the signs indicating when it's time to establish an entity and the risks associated with not doing so.

Topics: Entity Formation
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Ensure a Seamless Experience with SRG's myCompass Platform: A Financial Advisor's Guide

By Succession Resource Group on Jul 25, 2023 3:53:31 PM

If you follow us on social media or are a subscriber to our monthly newsletter, you’ve heard about the most recent update to our one-of-a-kind client servicing platform, myCompass. Our latest and largest expansion now facilitates all services that SRG provides to clients, ensuring a streamlined and secure experience. Since these updates are still fresh, let's dive into the benefits of myCompass and how it can take your projects with SRG to the next level.

Topics: mycompass
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Teaming Advice When Preparing for a Merger

By Succession Resource Group on Jun 27, 2023 4:20:31 PM

If you’re showing up to virtual presentations or conferences, you’ve likely noticed a recurring topic that's been buzzing around the industry: teaming up and preparing for a potential merger. Hopefully, you’ve sat in on a few of these discussions, and if you’re reading this you’ve probably considered a teaming scenario to some extent. Many advisors we’ve worked with find the concept intimidating, however, with the right approach and some careful planning, you can navigate this process like a pro. So, let's dive right in!

Topics: mergers & acquisitions
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Selling Your Advisory Practice: What Your Clients Need from You

By Succession Resource Group on May 24, 2023 5:00:34 PM

You’ve decided to put your exit strategy in motion. Maybe you’ve identified a buyer, or you’re considering multiple successors who’ve expressed interest in your practice, or you just decided an hour ago that now is the time to sell. At whatever stage you’re in, your top priority is to protect your clients and deliver a smooth transition that they’ve come to expect after years of working with you. 

Topics: Seller sellers selling Exit Planning
6 min read

Six Events that Require a Valuation of Your Financial Practice

By Succession Resource Group on Apr 25, 2023 7:00:00 AM

Most experienced business owners understand valuations as an essential tool to assist in making critical decisions for their advisory practice. Unfortunately, many advisors will invest time and effort in getting their practice appraised, only to find out that the underlying analysis is irrelevant to the specific purpose of the valuation.

Topics: Valuation
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Acquiring a Financial Practice? Avoid These Common Points of Contention

By Succession Resource Group on Mar 17, 2023 12:21:33 PM

For anyone who has siblings, or is raising siblings, you might be familiar with the “Fair Share” tactic. Two siblings are told to share the last cookie in the jar. One sibling is tasked with splitting the cookie, while the other gets to choose which half of the broken cookie is theirs to enjoy. Doing so ensures that each sibling gets a fair share of the treat, despite their personal interest, with minimal bickering in the end.  

Topics: Mergers and Acquisitions