Category: Entrepreneurship

8 posts categorized as "Entrepreneurship"


Calling All Misfits, Dreamers, and Rugged Individualists

October 4, 2018

PFI Advisors has not been around long enough for me to start giving entrepreneurial advice, but the entrepreneurial conversation does come up quite often in our day-to-day discussions with breakaway advisors thinking of starting their own RIA.  As we have written in the past (see: Top 3 Questions Every Breakaway Advisor Asks), there are many…

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The Age-Old Debate: Profit vs. Growth – What’s More Valuable?

September 25, 2018

At the Echelon Deal and Deal Makers conference in Newport Beach earlier this month, several sessions tackled the big question: If I’m looking to sell my firm, what is more important to a buyer – my growth rate, or my bottom line profits? From a deal makers’ perspective, I think the answer is probably both….

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Mark Tibergien’s Latest Book Could Put RIA Consultants Out of Business

March 4, 2018

As a consultant to both breakaway advisors and RIAs, some may question my title to this article, and others may question my timing, as “The Enduring Advisory Firm: How to Serve Your Clients More Effectively and Operate More Efficiently” was released over a year ago.  To the first point, any RIA struggling with profitability in…

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Coming from a Millennial: Millennials Want a Mentor and #Values

December 16, 2016

PFI Advisors’ Analyst, Anna Maria Garcia, suggests Millennials seek a mentor that leads with values in the beginning development of their career. “Millennials and their entry into the workforce” has been a hot topic as of late.  Plenty of articles have been written about what millennials should do, how they’re different, how you should approach…

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“Lean In?” How About Simply “Don’t Lay Down”

October 11, 2016

Sheryl Sandberg’s 2013 book kicked off a public discussion on what it means to be a successful woman in the workplace, and it provided strategies and motivation for women to get ahead in their careers. More specifically to the financial services industry, Sallie Krawcheck has done some amazing work with her company, Ellevest, and has…

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Build It For Greatness – Not Just To Sell It

July 8, 2016

We often hear from industry experts that the end game for entrepreneurs is to build their firms so they can monetize and sell them down the road as quickly as possible.  Perhaps these “experts” are missing the point? Consider this excellent article by Ted Rubin:  “Build it to be Great – Not to Sell It”. He…

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How My Special Needs Daughter Has Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

May 12, 2016

My wife and I launched PFI Advisors on September 25th, 2015.  One month and one day later, our 6-month old daughter, Layla, had her first seizure.  She was admitted into the hospital the next day, October 27th, and stayed there for 6 weeks.  It turns out that her brain never fully developed, which has led…

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How the mastermind of the Luminous Capital breakaway is parlaying his skills into ‘Pure Financial Independence’

January 19, 2016

With his wife, Larissa, as sidearm, Matt Sonnen seeks to fulfill a niche for a service level between John Furey and Shirl Penney Tuesday 1.19.16 by Lisa Shidler Article Originally Published by RIABiz  Brooke’s Note: If, as some suggest, seawater can replace oil as a fuel then our energy future is bright. The same can be said…

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