FINRA has investor education materials such as BrokerCheck, which provides insight into firms and financial advisors.

Discovering Your Business' Identity

What problems are you solving for your clients?

Retirement, education of children and grandchildren, legacies to people and causes loved by client.

Do you have a specific process you follow when helping clients? Describe that process for us, explaining each step as if you were speaking with a prospect, from initial meeting through the entire relationship.

Everything begins with a plan for the clients and their families based on gathering client information. Then implement plan and review it regularly.

How would you explain your investment philosophy?

Based on proven principals of diversification, a long term perspective and that owning equities is the most successful strategy for the achievement of long term goals.

What is your firm's structure? Commission, Fee-only, ect.?

Hybrid: Independent RIA with AUM fees/Broker-Dealer traditional commissions.

Pretend you are speaking with a prospect. Why should I do business with you instead of your competitor? What is your key competitive advantage?

Commitment, honestly, history, stability, competent, values based, belief in long term relationships.

Describe your company's personality in 3 adjectives, as if it were a person.

Faith in the future, competent and experienced, long term stability, committed to proven principals.

Your Future

Our first priority is helping you take care of yourself and your family. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

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