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The Justin Goodbread Show

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.

Sep 25, 2023

Have you ever considered that you could drive greater profitability in your RIA (or any other business) through policies and procedures? Think about it... Your firm's governing documents such as the employee handbook, compliance manual, or company policy are meant to communicate policies and contingencies that can reduce risk and drive efficiency.


In today's episode, I'm going to discuss these important documents. As I do, I will explain which documents you should have in your RIA, and what types of information goes into each one. Finally, I will explain how well-kept governing documents can help you become more profitable and propel you toward the eight-figure exit.
This week on The Financially Simple Podcast: 


  • (0:57) What are the governing documents for an RIA?

  • (3:34) How does a document written by an attorney impact your eight-figure exit?

  • (6:40) Intrinsic value

  • (7:50) Gaining efficiency by enforcing policies and procedures

  • (10:33) What happens if you don't set the expectation?

  • (11:12) Strategies to drive compliance to your governing documents

  • (16:34) Do you have faith in processes to handle regulatory change management?

  • (17:25) Don't simply put these documents on the shelf


Our Favorite Quotes: 

"By engaging your team and the governing documents, you can instill a culture of regulatory compliance for you and your RIA. But you can also instill a culture of profitability and value." - 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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