It Pays to Be an Advisor
The consequences of the industry's talent shortage are starting to become apparent: Lead advisor salaries rose 23% this year.
Tibergien on M&A: Who Will Be the Last Firm Standing?
Merger and acquisition trends in an industry tend to follow a predictable "consolidation curve" — and the advisory industry is only midway through.
Best of Class
How an idea, a teacher and a public school leader are inspiring advisors to create a legacy that will reverberate through their communities.
From Style to Substance
The differences between a "lifestyle practice" and an "enduring business model" are stark.
The Price for Advice Is Changing
Consumer costs are falling, but advisors themselves are not seeing compression.
When Debt Is Good
The word “debt” is rarely expressed as a positive notion. When the same concept is called “leverage,” wealthy people and business executives see potential.
Have You Ever Turned Down a Promotion?
What do we do when our expectations conflict with what our employees desire?
Advisory Firms Are at a Growth Crossroads
For years, I have referred to the lifecycle of an advisory firm as “Wonder, Blunder, Thunder and Plunder,” Mark Tibergien writes.
Aspire to Be the Employer of Choice
Among the most complicated aspects of an enduring business is people; specifically, recruitment, retention and development of talent.
The Valuation Conundrum
With more motivated sellers than qualified buyers, how much is your advisory firm really worth?