According to George Bernard Shaw “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” So often, we believe effective client communications have taken place but, in reality, it may not have been as good as it could have been, leading...
Congratulations! You’ve finally received that long awaited and well-deserved pay rise. Your salary has increased! It might not be a huge amount but it’s nice to see management have recognised the good work you are doing. It’s time to celebrate!
You may have heard of Jon Stewart, the US television chat show host. He’s quoted as saying “I’m not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance” (yes you can even buy the T-shirt here). I can imagine many business owners mutter something similar under their breath when a client doesn’t want to take on board the advice and feedback being offered.
A search for authenticity online delivers a number of definitions, primarily that it means something is “not false or copied; genuine; real; having an origin supported by unquestionable evidence; authenticated; verified.”
There’s a few reasons you probably haven’t considered seeking financial advice. You may worry that the cost will be too high. You may worry that you’ll be pressured to spend money you don’t have on something you don’t want. You may think you’re not wealthy enough. You may think consulting an adviser is for when you’re ready to retire.
Some time ago I decided to explore if there were any tools available to help me measure the strength of the relationships with my clients. It wasn’t a KPI of mine – I just wanted to understand my clients – and how I was delivering services to them – better. Yeah, I know, not something most people would normally do in their job!
Every parent is concerned for the welfare of their children, particularly when it comes to their financial future. One of the most effective solutions is to establish a trust for your children. This has become increasingly common for many Australians, and is no longer the preserve of the super wealthy.
If you run a small business then you know it’s exhausting. Most small business owners don’t have enough time to eat lunch let alone plan their financial future, or deal with money issues that can sneak up when they’re not watching. Cash flow is a primary source of stress for small business owners, and often your personal financial situation suffers for the sake of your business. This is why it’s a good idea to consider seeking financial advice from an expert.
Working through a divorce is not an easy process. Despite the best intentions of everyone involved sometimes marriage just doesn’t work out and it’s in the best interests of you and your spouse to go your separate ways. Reaching an agreement with the other party offers many advantages, and greatly reduces the financial and emotional costs of legal proceedings.