Todays independent business owners are focused on growth in order to remain competitive. As such, they are looking to:
*Access the most robust products, resources, technology, and thought leadership
*Enhance efficiency and profitability
*Respond to a changing regulatory environment
*Fulfill ongoing capital needs
*Address succession planning objectives
With so many demands, advisors are questioning the wisdom of continuing to go it alone. The good news? Legitimate options exist that solve for these and other key issues. Here's a countdown of five of the best options, each carefully assessed and broken down by Mindy Diamond, the president and CEO of Diamond Consultants, one of the industry's top financial advisor recruiting firm.