Transitioning from Solo Practitioner to Business Owner
IN THIS CHAPTER
Deciding whether you can and really want to start a business
Running your financial advisory more like a bona-fide business
Using a key success metric to stay on track
Fueling growth through mergers and acquisitions
Planning for the future without you
Beyond the joint-work partnerships that I discuss in Chapter 19, you can improve your practice’s capacity for growth by transforming it into a full-fledged, fully staffed business. However, make no mistake, evolving your mindset and behavior from lone wolf financial advisor to owner of a financial advisory firm is far from smooth sailing.
I often tell colleagues that sometimes I long for the old days, when I was a grinder, directly educating and reviewing strategies with clients, when client-facing work consumed 80 percent of my time. Today, that’s a third of my weekly schedule. Now, I spend more time being a minder. I need to constantly evaluate where ...