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6 Major Cost Considerations to Sell Your Business

Download PDF » Selling your business is not only a difficult decision to make, but it can often be a costly one if not done correctly and objectively. And while the particular path you choose for your exit will inevitably vary, it is important to understand who will help you in that process, in what capacity, […]

Mergers and Acquisitions 101: M&A for Financial Advisors

What Exactly Is M&A? The term “mergers and acquisitions” (M&A) broadly refers to the process of one company combining with another; however, the method and legality of how these terms are processed are slightly different. Mergers occur when two organizations join together, and both parties remain active and involved on an ongoing basis. This can […]

Five Myths in Succession Planning

As most business owners will attest to, starting and running a business involves a combination of conviction/passion, perseverance, stress, and personal sacrifice. Owners invest a significant amount of themselves and capital into running these businesses, and as a result, most have a substantial portion of their net worth tied up in their business. The vast majority of owners/founders […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Download PDF » The market for advisor practices was set to be a record year in 2020 based on closing 2019 out on a high note, with valuations and deal terms as good as they have ever been. Fast forward three months and COVID-19 has eroded all these gains and left many advisors reeling and […]

2020 Advisor M&A Takeaways Infographic

While 2020 is shaping up to be a rollercoaster of a year for advisors, the M&A market for independent Registered Investment Advisors and securities professionals also had many exciting developments. Whether you are contemplating buying or selling an advisory business, or simply wanting to stay current on industry developments, the 2020 Advisor M&A infographic contains […]

Intrapreneur or Competitor?

What should you do when one of your key staff comes into your office and tells you they are resigning to go start their own competing business? The simple thing most of would do is to take their resignation and call them a Judas. But, consider an alternative. When your key executive has that entrepreneurial […]

Selling Your Masterpiece

As an advisor, at the end of a career, your business is your masterpiece – it’s your Picasso. It’s one of a kind, and in today’s market, you will not have trouble finding someone who wants to take it off your hands and pay you for it. But, there is a huge difference in getting […]

Three Ways to Build Value in Your Practice

As an advisor, you provide tremendous value to your clients every day. But, what is often overlooked in the advisor-client dynamic, is the value they provide to you. That is, beyond the fees or commissions they pay you for your service, products or advice, your clients are providing you “value.” By that, I mean that […]

DOL Fiduciary Struck Down – Time to Sell

On Thursday, March 15th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit struck down the DOL Fiduciary Rule. It is not known at this time whether this ruling will be appealed, or if it will apply to the entire country or just the states residing inside the 5th Circuit Court’s jurisdiction (Louisiana, Mississippi, and […]