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10 May

Advisor Loans: SBA Versus Conventional Loan Programs

In years past advisors had to rely on personal assets, cash, and seller financing to buy equity or fund growth initiatives. Now financial advisors have greater access to capital through a variety of lenders who have entered the market. These new lending sources provide a wide range of options, all with different terms and requirements. […]

06 Apr

Using Acquisitions To Secure Talent

Over the past two years, several environmental pressures have forced advisors to change how they do business. The pandemic alone drove the industry to adopt remote work, virtual meetings, and new protocols to ensure safety while giving staff the flexibility to care for children home from school and to meet with clients virtually. The pressures […]

11 Mar

How Long To Retain The Selling Advisor After An Acquisition?

The success of an acquisition is largely determined in the transition. Client retention is critical, and the biggest factor that impacts client retention is the seller’s role in introducing and helping transition the clients to the new firm. In previous years, this meant that as soon as the transition was complete the seller’s involvement in […]

23 Feb

Breakaway Advisors: Key Considerations Before Going Independent

The RIA model has gained traction over the last decade. Many advisors are attracted to the flexibility and independence the RIA model offers. The rise of Virtual Family Offices, new technology, shifting regulatory guidelines, and the need for more comprehensive solutions for high-net worth clients are also driving more and more advisors to consider breaking […]

21 Feb
Is It Time To Refinance Your Broker-Dealer’s Loan

Is It Time To Refinance Your Broker-Dealer’s Loan

Financing options for advisors have changed dramatically over recent years. One unexpected player that has entered the finance game are the broker-dealers themselves. Many broker-dealers recognized the value of offering capital to their advisors. Namely, giving advisors access to capital so they can acquire new business either organically or inorganically, or offering loans as incentives […]

18 Jan

Preparing Your Practice For Acquisitions

The new year has advisors looking at their goals and setting lofty expectations for their practice in the coming months. Often these include goals around client acquisition and revenue generation. One target that has made its way into the sights of practices small and large is acquisitions. Many view acquisitions as the key to leveling […]

24 Aug

Why Financial Advisors Should Consider Investing In Their Own Real Estate

As the financial advisor sector has matured, more opportunities have developed for advisors to leverage capital to grow their businesses. In addition to capital for acquisitions and other growth initiatives, advisors also have access to capital for commercial real estate. The opportunities are even greater, now that advisors have access to SBA loans. The 504 […]

10 Jul
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Why Now Is The Time For Financial Advisors To Leverage An SBA Loan

Covid has brought many changes and challenges to the financial industry. It has also brought opportunity in the form of government programs designed to keep small businesses not only open, but also growing. Chief among them are the SBA 7(a) and 504 loan programs, which are designed to make credit accessible to business owners looking […]

04 Jun

Transitioning Clients During the Pandemic

Transitioning clients and minimizing attrition is critical to a successful acquisition. Usually this entails several in-person meetings to introduce new clients to the advisor and his or her team. But the pandemic has created numerous challenges and forced many firms to shift to virtual operations. Paired with social distancing rules and lockdowns, in-person client meetings […]

29 May

Pandemic Pressures on Aging Advisors Creates Opportunities For Acquisitions

The past few months have been stressful for many advisors. Managing client fears while shifting operations to remote work and monitoring fluctuating markets has many advisors ready to exit for good. Many experts see this as the catalyst to trigger the “age wave” of retiring advisors that they have been predicting for the past couple […]