Here’s to the next Decade

As many of you know, I call that time between Christmas and New year ” Thinking Time”. Things are relatively quiet,the phones aren’t ringing and we can snatch a few days with our families. I normally find time over the holiday period for a few moments of...

IFA Selling Advice

The current market for IFA practices is easy to summarise; there are lots of potential buyers looking for businesses of all shapes and sizes chasing too few willing sellers. Yet while there’s clearly no mass exodus, this sellers’ market won’t last for ever and we do...

ER-Relief

As a business owner myself, I was delighted to read in the latest Conservative manifesto that: “We want Britain to be the best country in the world to start and grow a business – a place where entrepreneurs know they can build on their ideas and find success”....

What’s changed in a year

What’s changed in a year. Recently, I read in the “Financial Advisor” that the value of IFA firms had grown in the previous 12 months at the fastest rate in 6 years, with the company value increasing by just over 10% I remember 12 months ago sending an...

IFA Practice for Sale- Our tips for buying

IFA Practice  for Sale – Our Tips for Buying When an IFA practice become available for sale , there are many considerations to take in to account. Acquisition may be a fast track to business growth, but it can also be the highway to ruin. Following our twelve...