One of the benefits of being an independent advisor is that you get to fashion your processes and service offerings according to your particular point of view. In other words, where a large firm already has their processes established, the independent advisor has a clean slate and can cull the best practices from a variety of different resources.
I believe that creating a scalable business model is paramount to a successful long-term enterprise. If for some reason I need to be absent from the business, even if it’s for a vacation, there should be no dropoff in client service. So every process I create must be centered on one thing, the client. Inefficient processes were one of my frustrations when working for a large company. Many times these well-intentioned ‘hoops’ were time wasters or impediments to doing business. Here is one efficient client process I am implementing.