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Advisor businesses are growing, in client numbers and geographical reach. Investors typically find advisors through personal referrals, but also increasingly use online searches and social media to make a connection. One study found 65% of clients research potential advisors through social networks, and 86% use those networks to help in their buying decisions.

Some call it the “consumer revolution,” where clients are becoming collaborators in their financial planning. Fintech and social media train investors to expect efficiency, transparency and accessibility. Rather than a relay of information from advisor to client, limitless information online and booming client-focused tech innovation enables the client to exchange ideas with his or her advisor.

A recent survey by Accenture Research found 88% of advisors believe their clients are more knowledgeable about the investing process and available product solutions than they were five years ago. And...

Give the Gift of Responsive Web Design

My mother-in-law is turning 70. My wife mentioned that we are going to go in on a present for her with my wife's sister and brother. I thought, "great, but how much can knitting needles and yarn really cost?"

Turns out my mother-in-law wants an iPad so it is going to set me back a few more...

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Tips for Generating Leads on Linkedin

You don’t have to spend a ton of time on Linkedin in order to be effective, it is more important that you are consistent. Try to set aside about 15 - 30 minutes each week to review your Linkedin connections and groups and engage when you have the opportunity. After a couple of...

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5 Traits of the Most Successful Advisors

Originally posted by Maggie Crowley on Advisor Websites

Professionals in the financial industry often have alot in common: more often than not, we’re morning...

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Top 5 Blogs for the First 5 Months of 2013

The first five months of 2013 are just about over, making it a good time to recap the top five blog posts thus far. If you’ve missed them, here’s your chance to catch up on the posts our readers were most interested in these past five months:

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