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As a financial advisor, you wear multiple hats. On any given day, you’re working with clients to plan their financial futures and working on growing and strengthening your practice.

Waddell & Reed has built a reputation on offering independent financial advisors resources to help them pursue their success. We’re pleased to share the same insight with you as you explore the financial advisor career or consider Waddell & Reed as the career home for your existing practice.

Four reasons you might need a business coach

Having the self-awareness to recognize you need a business coach puts you one step closer to a business breakthrough.

7 things that drive practice value

Keep these seven points in mind as you work toward realizing maximum value for your practice.

Reduce processing errors, increase time with clients

Eliminate NIGOs and maximize the capabilities of your CRM by building holistic practice workflows.

Are you fostering a toxic team dynamic?

Regardless of your team’s structure, it is imperative to monitor and evaluate your team’s dynamic.

Waddell & Reed favorably ranked by national publications

In a climate characterized by shrinking margins, increased regulatory oversight and greater competition, Waddell & Reed consistently ranks favorably in total revenue, as reported by national publications.

Waddell & Reed national conference motivates, inspires advisors

Vision 2019, Waddell & Reed’s national conference, drew more than 500 advisors from across the country to Atlanta, Georgia, June 6-9.

Selling your practice is no small deal

Selling a practice is a process. Explore the lifecycle of a practice sale in the replay of “Keys to Selling Your Practice” webcast.

Develop and protect your culture

Create a culture that reflects who you are and positively positions your business.

Consider your successful succession plan

A succession plan can help you prepare for almost all future scenarios so that your practice continues as desired.

Hiring staff NOT the reason you became a financial advisor

Think about why you became a financial advisor. Your reasons might include a desire to help people or intrigue in investing. Definitely NOT on your list: hiring staff, negotiating office leases, purchasing office equipment.