Nov 13, 2023
As a financial advisor, it can be easy to forget that sales and marketing are part of what we do. We understand that we have to attract new clients in order to grow our book of business. However, we may not always realize that we’re selling our firm and our services when we engage in an initial “getting to know you” phone call. The truth is, as RIA owners (and business owners in general), we don’t always see ourselves as salespeople. Likewise, we don’t always have a strong grasp of how marketing and sales work together to drive revenue growth.
In this episode, I’m taking a deep dive into synergizing marketing and sales within your RIA so you can achieve the eight-figure exit. I’ll discuss how data points like Customer Lifetime Value (CLV), break-even assessments, and churn rate can be used to create synergy in your sales and marketing departments, enabling you to grow your firm organically.
This week on The Financially Simple Podcast:
(00:55) Common sense definition of marketing
(02:44) The brass tacks of sales and marketing
(04:27) Some key metrics
(08:34) Factors that impact your churn rate
(12:38) What is your break-even point?
(14:14) Marketing doesn’t work in a straight line
(17:27) Create a feedback loop
Our Favorite Quotes:
“If you can tie your sales team, your marketing team, and everybody involved, if you can tie those together, then every data point shows you can drastically improve the growth rate of your company.” - Justin Goodbread
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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