Growing A Firm:

Growing a firm takes grit. You’ll be in the weeds working on your firm’s processes, marketing, sales, operations, and more. Luckily, you have the #YAFPNW podcast in your financial planning toolbox! These episodes will walk you through a wide range of business topics – all of which will help you successfully run and grow your firm.

Charging Clients for Exactly What They Want

In this episode, we talk to Kara Beth Vance, CFP®, who works as an advisor at hourly planning firm, Timothy Financial Counsel, in Wheaton, IL. She shares in the ins and outs of the hourly financial planning model, as well as how it benefits the firm, the advisors, and of course the clients.

Compensation Models: Which One is Right for You?

Whether you work for a firm, own your own, or are part of a succession plan, this compensation model discussion covers a lot of ground. The hosts talk about deciding on a fee model, how models guide your client base and business, and why innovation in the profession may affect your decision.

Succession Plans, Student Loans & Craft Beer

From his unconventional start in financial planning to his current “title” as the Student Loan & Craft Beer Nerd of Pittsburgh, Ryan Galiotto, CFP®, walks us through his story and shares the role that personal branding has played in his work and life.

Focus on Your Message

This episode is perfect for financial planners who are working on improving their marketing strategy for their practice. Whether you love marketing, or you think it’s totally intimidating, Taylor Schulte, CFP®, has some fantastic tips for you!

Forging a Path to Partnership

Adam Werner, CFP®, CPWA®, is a wealth advisor and Vice President of EP Wealth Advisors. In this episode, Adam joins Ian Harvey, CFP® to discuss the best ways to pursue leadership opportunities both inside and outside of the office. They also explore how to approach firm owners about ownership conversations and what to expect when you become a partner.

Merging Career Paths

When Shawn Tydlaska founded Ballast Point Financial Planning, he didn’t have plans of expanding and having to hire. However, as his business grew, it quickly became apparent that he needed help! In this episode, Shawn and his associate planner, Liz Plot, discuss hiring and getting hired at a small financial planning practice.

Showing Up: The Key for Successful Hires and Accomplished Careers

In this episode, Autumn and Jude go over their own experience with the hiring process, and how other advisors can successfully grow their teams in their own practices. They cover the tips and tricks that made their working relationship successful from the get-go, and the mistakes that many advisors fall into when hiring that can hurt the career progression of their new hire as well as the success of their firm.

Growing a Practice with Project and Hourly Planning

If you’ve ever considered buying a financial planning practice, want to know more about growing a multi-location practice, or wondered how a national, virtual team works together to serve clients on hourly and project-based financial planning cases – this episode is for you. Anna Sergunina, CFP®, covers a lot of ground, and every minute of this podcast is jam-packed with valuable information!

Exploring Career Paths and A Better Way to Manage

Brent Beene, CFP®, MS and Matt Masterson, CFP®, CPWA®, are both wealth advisors at Regent Atlantic – a financial planning practice in New York. Whether you’re a new planner who is looking to learn more about how to find a firm with cultivated career tracks, or you’re a firm owner who wants to implement a similar system in your own practice – this episode is a must-listen!

Developing a Personal Marketing Plan

Eddie Kramer, CFP®, works with Abacus Planning Group to build out their team and encourage everyone to bring their best self to work. He firmly believes that large financial planning firms aren’t dependent on a few rainmakers, or a handful of heroes who bring in business. Instead, he focuses on celebrating every member of the team who each contributes their own unique skill set to their firm’s growth.

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