Financial Institutions Newsletter FI-News-2018-Q4 - Page 2

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT 2019 OPPORTUNITIES With the new year right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about where the opportunities are that will best serve you and your business in the coming year. Take the time now to identify your primary goals and objectives for the new year. What is your action plan to execute on your strategy? Is 2019 the year you need to modify your practice to position it for long term growth? Will this be the year you migrate your business to an advisory focused practice? Is it your goal to introduce life insurance or financial planning? Will you develop stronger relationships with professionals who can help grow and influence your business, such as CPAs and estate planning attorneys? Do you need to develop stronger relationships with other internal department leaders at your bank or credit union? Have you successfully partnered with your marketing department to support your growth strategies? Now is the time to ask the questions that will help shape your business in 2019. Whether you are an advisor, a program manager, executive or assistant, developing a plan right now is the first step in ensuring your 2019 will be off to a great start. If you need help in developing a planning strategy, reach out to the Securities America Financial Institution team to assist you. Plan your work, work your plan.    Happy Holidays, Jim Norwood President Securities America Financial Institutions 1 Financial Institutions Newsletter | 4 th QUARTER 2018