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Getting Started in Financial Consulting


£ 24.99


Getting Started in Financial Consulting

Edward J. Stone

ISBN: 978-0-471-34814-6 April 2000 304 Pages


Comprehensive Coverage
Completely Up-to-date!

A detailed road map for getting started as an independent financial consultant

Each year, thousands of people from all walks of life leave the security of their nine-to-five jobs to pursue careers as independent financial consultants. For a great many of them, the experience is financially and personally rewarding beyond their expectations. If you, too, are thinking about taking the big leap into becoming a financial consultant, but you aren't sure how to go about it, this book is for you.

How can I be sure that financial consulting is right for my personality? What kinds of training and skills do I need to succeed, and how do I get them? What special licenses or certification are required? How do I find clients and build lasting relationships with them? With the help of first-person accounts from successful financial consultants from across the country, expert Edward J. Stone provides complete answers to these and all your questions concerning:
* Acquiring and honing key skills, including the all-important "people" skills
* Organizing and structuring your business
* Indispensable software tools
* Services you can offer clients and why you should specialize
* Marketing your services, targeting clients, and building a solid core clientele
* Why you should become certified and how to go about it
* Profiling clients and drawing up formal financial plans
* Dealing with state and federal regulations
* Contracts and key legal considerations
* Surviving in a down market
Skills and Training.

Investment Adviser or Personal Financial Planner?

Setting Up Your Practice.

Services to Offer.

Specialized Niches.

Contracts and Others Legal Considerations.

Tools of the Trade.

Building a Clientele.

Should You Sell Products?... And Other Ethical Issues.

Other Income Sources.

Surviving in a "Down" Market.