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The Financially Simple podcast is your one-stop resource for small business owners. Gain unique insights into growing, refining, and selling businesses. You will hear ways business owners have reduced their tax liabilities, increased their income, improved office morale, saved for the retirement of their dreams, and more.
Host Justin Goodbread is a serial entrepreneur, CFP® (Certified Financial Planning professional), CEPA (Certified Exit Planning Advisor), and CVGA (Certified Value Growth Advisor) with years of experience guiding business owners from start to exit in their business.

Jun 19, 2023

Defining the ideal client for your RIA is an important step toward the growth you desire. But what if the ideal client you've identified turns out to be more of a hindrance to your success? In this episode, I discuss seven reasons your perfect client persona may be holding you back. I'll also take a look at some of the ways you can refine your client persona to better fit the direction you want to go.
This week on The Financially Simple Podcast: 


  • (1:18) What Is the Ideal Client?

  • (2:48) How Do We Define Our Ideal Client?

  • (3:46) Defining Your Target Market

  • (4:20) You Haven't Defined Your Ideal Client Well Enough

  • (7:33) Geographical Distance Could be Problematic

  • (10:19) You're Targeting A Shrinking Market

  • (11:56) Cultural Misalignment

  • (13:46) You're Not Reaching Them Soon Enough

  • (15:50) You Have No Common Ground

  • (17:37) You Don't Have an Ideal Client

  • (18:12) How to Address the Problem


Our Favorite Quotes: 

"You've got to have a common ground with your ideal client. If you don't, you could end up with atrophy within your client base after the sale." — Justin Goodbread


"If your content marketing is for everybody, it's for nobody." — Joe Pulizzi
About The Financially Simple Podcast 
If you are looking for a podcast that speaks directly to the challenges and puzzles of running a business, you’ve come to the right place. The Financially Simple podcast was built for you. With over 400 episodes and counting, our host Justin Goodbread covers a broad range of topics, from starting a small business, to prepping it for sale, to growing your personal wealth. Justin’s combination of analytical skills, tough love, and a healthy dose of experience delivers practical ideas that will benefit business builders at every stage of their business journey.  

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Financially Simple is a division of WealthSource Partners, LLC (“WSP”), which offers investment advisory and financial planning services. All investing involves risk of loss, including the possible loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results and nothing in this podcast should be construed as a guarantee of any specific outcome or profit. All market indices discussed are unmanaged, do not incur management fees, costs and expenses, and cannot be invested into directly. Business planning services offered by WealthSource Business Advisors, LLC (“WBA”). 


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