Author: Bill Cates

4 Ways You Should be Showing Your Clients the Love (All Year Long)
February 13, 2019Posted by Bill Cates

People are always asking me for specific, tangible ideas for increasing client engagement. So, since I always love an opportunity to share REAL things that REAL people are doing to produce REAL results, here are 4 things that Scott (a financial advisor in San Diego whom I’ve dubbed the “King of Wow”) has done to show his clients how much he cares… and turn them into advocates for his firm along the way.


The Perfect Formula for Prospect Emails
February 7, 2019Posted by Bill Cates

If “location, location, location!” are the prime rules of real estate, then “personalization, personalization, personalization!” are the prime rules of email. In this article, I share my formula for drafting the perfect email message to prospects, including the 5 parts that I believe every message must have in order to be effective.


3 “Outside the Box” Ways to Grow Your Business in 2019
January 23, 2019Posted by Bill Cates

Over my 25 years of showing professionals how to acquire more ideal clients, I’ve heard it all and built an inventory of “out of the box” ideas that have proven successful.

As you read through these creative ideas, remember that ideas alone will not lead to an increase in your success. Only ACTING on these ideas will produce results…


5 Resolutions You Can’t Afford to Break in 2019
January 9, 2019Posted by Bill Cates

I know of at least two things you and I have in common. We’d both like 2019 to be our best year ever in business. Right? So here are 5 resolutions you and I need to make that we simply can’t break. Some of these may be reminders, and others may be a stretch. But all require action. As Yoda said to Luke Skywalker, “There is no try, only do!”


1 Resolution to Grow Your Business in 2019
December 19, 2018Posted by Bill Cates

I have a one-word theme for you for 2019. Clarity!

You’ve heard the expression, “A confused mind will not buy.” It’s true. A confused mind will not take action … be it respond to your messages, hire you as their advisor, follow your advice, etc. So, if you want to grow your business in 2019, it’s time to get crystal clear. Keep reading to learn how.