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A Simple Review Adds Value for Clients, More Business for Firm

As CPAs and financial advisors, we strive to help our clients get to a better place in life. But every once in a while, you come across a client who has done everything right.
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Free Advice: D-I-Y Investment Approach Isn’t Worth the Savings

DALBAR released its Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior (QAIB) report last month and the results of the study are shocking but – sadly – not very surprising.
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Wealth Management - What's Stopping You?

Even in difficult times, your CPA firm demands profitable growth. You have to be able to find and implement a sustainable growth strategy that makes sense for your firm and your clients. When you first consider adding wealth management services to your practice, you might have many questions or doubts. Here are some reasons to move past those uncertainties.
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Overcoming Obstacles to Wealth Management

There are many changes necessary to create and maintain a thriving, growing, profitable and premier wealth management firm. Defining the specific vision for your firm is the first step. But, once your firm formulates and articulates its vision, the firm leader must have the courage to make decisions and take action.
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Helping Your Clients Achieve Sustainable Income for Life

In this installment of Peer2Peer, four champion partners from thriving CPA firms share their success stories using 1st Global’s Sustainable Income Solutions™ (SIS) process and describe how it has changed the way they approach their clients.
Practice

Six Ways to Create an Engaging Office Environment This Tax Season

An often overlooked part of marketing and growing your practice involves your physical office arrangement. The appearance of your office should set the client in the right frame of mind to engage you for additional services, including wealth management services.
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Five Imperatives for Success on the Road to Wealth Management

There is an underlying pattern of philosophical, professional, and personal traits that are essential for every firm’s success in the area of providing wealth management services.
Education & Careers

Seven Tips to Successful Introductions

Many CPAs think that they must market outside of their existing client base. However, within your existing base is usually enough tax, tax planning, and ultimately wealth management candidates, to effectively expand your practice for years.
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CPA + Wealth Management Services = Best of Both Worlds

Champion partners of CPA firms from across the country reveal what they feel are the benefits to offering wealth management services to their clients as well as partnering with a leading growth consultant for CPA firms to do it.
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What Client Services Do Wealth Management Firms Provide?

Most CPA firms start their financial advisory services with a basic model of access to financial and investment products and over time add specialization, complexity and integration to arrive at a wealth management model.
A&A

Enhancing Your Clients' Experiences

What does the Ritz-Carlton do, that other hotels don't, that makes your stay with them such a memorable experience? The hotel chain has instilled a culture of treating guests like royalty.
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1st Global BMS Model: Marrying Wealth Management Services and CPA Services by Adopting a New Way of Doing Business

David Davis, champion partner of JY WeathCare, LLC, an accounting firm in San Jose, California, shares his firm’s progression into providing wealth management services to clients and the thought processes behind it.
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Opportunities to Serve

Many new CPA wealth management advisors, accustomed to tax deadlines driving business, view marketing on par with snake oil hucksters and plaid-coated used auto dealers. But what separates truly communicating your value from a “sales pitch” is this: the truth of your statement, the strength of your conviction and the intention behind each to benefit others.
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Wealth Management: What’s in it for You and Why is it Important to Your Firm?

True wealth management firms help their clients with three macro issues: wealth accumulation, wealth protection and distribution and wealth transfer. The spotlight on wealth management is a result of increasing demand from clients, especially baby boomers, for customized personal services.
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How Not Providing Wealth Management Services to Clients May Be a Disservice to Them

Chris Boynton, champion partner of Arxis Financial Inc., an accounting firm in Simi Valley, California, shares his firm’s progression into providing wealth management services to his clients and his thought processes behind it.
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Why Should You Commit Your Firm to a Program of Change that Expands your Wealth Management Practice?

To address this question in a meaningful way, we need to take a long-term and broad perspective. First, your firm is probably experiencing a rush of activity, new business and revenue and profits growth. Sarbanes-Oxley has proven a boon to the profession.
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Creating an Advisory Council Composed of Your Best Clients

Think about the last time someone asked you for your opinion or your input because they value your insight and perspective? Weren’t you somewhat flattered that they reached out to you for advice?
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The Path From CPA Firm to Comprehensive Wealth Management: 1st Global BMS Business Model

Peter W. Adams, champion partner of HPG Financial Services, LLC, an accounting firm in Raleigh N.C., shares his firm’s progression into providing wealth management services to his clients and his thought processes behind it.
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The Optimal Path for Accounting Firms Pursuing Wealth Management Services through Strategic Partnership: A CPA’s Perspective

Robin Matthews, CPA, director of financial advisors at Jones & Roth, CPAs and Business Consultants in Oregon, discusses how Jones & Roth integrated education and marketing tools to leverage their skills to efficiently provide wealth management services to their clients.
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Today vs. Ideal Future: Closing the Gap

Annual business planning typically involves looking at your business and comparing where you are to where you want to be. The strength of your vision for where you want to be is also known as your goal. Your goal is restrained only by the courage and reach of your imagination. The gap between today and goal is the subject of this article.

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