Tag Archives: Business Growth


Built to be Sold with Ted Jenkin (Ep. 13)

When you build a house, you know, one day you might have to sell for a variety of reasons? What if your business followed the same format?

Just like adding a new deck to your backyard or investing in new technology to grow your business, every move you make contributes to the overall value when it comes time to sell. 

In this episode, Duncan MacPherson joins Ted Jenkin, CEO of oXYGen Financial. They talk about taking your business to the next level, so you can get the dollar amount you desire if and when you decide to sell. 

Ted discusses:

  • How to handle the negotiation of sale of your business 
  • The three skills needed to scale your business income
  • The importance of looking at both short and long term ROI
  • The importance of investing a bookkeeper
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Over the years, Ted Jenkin has built a reputation of being a visionary. He started his business oXYGen Financial in 2008 during the height of the stock market crash. He built his business with the purpose of providing financial advice to the X & Y generations. Using a revolutionary style, Clients could hire oXYGen from the get go and pay a monthly fee for the team to build clients their own personal financial dashboard. Ted has featured as a columnist on the Wall Street Journal and can be seen regularly on CNN/Headline News. Along with being featured locally on 93.7FM, 106.3FM, 680 The Fan, and NBC 11 Alive News. He also has six advanced designations including the Certified Financial Planner degree as well. 


A Brand Within a Brand – The Multi-Family Office with Scott Hamilton (Ep. 12)

When your clients undergo a major liquidity event, they often expect a lot more from you than simply “investing” their newfound wealth.

That’s why it’s crucial to build a bench strength that serves your clients at all levels!

In this episode, Duncan joins Scott Hamilton, a master coach to financial advisors and part of the Pareto Coaches Network. They talk about how advisors can attract and serve high-net-worth clients through a multi-family office (MFO) experience.

Scott discusses:

  • How to minimize the risk of losing clients after major liquidity events
  • How to build a Value-Added Support Team (VAST) that fulfills your clients’ evolving needs
  • Ways to prepare clients for the “suddenly affluent” phase well ahead of time
  • The self-actualization benefits of building an MFO
  • And more


Connect With Duncan MacPherson:

Connect With Scott Hamilton:

About Our Guest:

Over the years, Scott Hamilton built a successful estate and tax practice and a nationally known wealth strategies firm. He now devotes much of his professional time to a select group of financial advisors who are looking to consistently attract and retain great clients, run a more efficient and profitable practice, elevate the client experience, drive enterprise value, and deploy a scalable growth model. His coaching clients now range from smaller boutique practices to a large multi-advisor RIA firm with over $2 Billion in assets under management. Scott is also certified with Pareto Systems, where he is currently deploying the Pareto process with several of his most successful clients.


How To Become an Advisor for Life with Levi McMellian (Ep. 11)

Advisors often get asked by clients, “What will happen to me when you’re not around?”

If you don’t have an answer to it, it’s a sign to start your succession planning.

In this episode, Duncan joins Levi McMellian, CPA, AIF®, CEO, executive director, and founding partner at CFO4Life to uncover the secret to building a sustainable practice and scaling your business organically.

Levi discusses:

  • Why adversities are an opportunity in disguise for deeper client relationships
  • How to avoid a growth plateau through effective legacy planning
  • The importance of branding your process (instead of a single advisor)
  • The PSP mindset for identifying right-fit clients
  • And more


Connect With Duncan MacPherson:

Connect With Levi McMellian:

About Our Guests:

As CEO and managing director of CFO4Life, Levi McMellian oversees vital business operations and pursues new business growth. However, his primary focus remains on building personal client relationships. With a passion for listening and learning about his clients’ most important goals and dreams, Levi seeks to offer thorough and impartial individualized advice.

In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant and Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, Levi has a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting from Oklahoma State University. As a founding partner, Levi’s determination has developed CFO4LIFE from a start-up to an established and respected Texas Investment Advisory Firm. He was instrumental in sculpting its vision and the revolutionary concept of a comprehensive, team-oriented financial planning firm. Levi also pioneered the concept of financial wellness benefits for executives in large corporations and comprehensive advisory solutions for retirement plans.    


Achieve Mastery of Family Dynamics With Jackie Wilke

As aging clients transfer their wealth, advisors often yearn for a lasting relationship with their beneficiaries down the road.

However, getting introductions to clients’ family members can be a challenge!

In this podcast, Duncan speaks with Jackie Wilke, vice president, advisor consultant at First Trust. They unpack strategies to help you attract and retain clients for multiple generations by developing a Multi-Family Office (MFO) client experience.

Duncan and Jackie discuss:

  • How to demonstrate your genuine care for clients without seeming too sales-y
  • The “family phone call” exercise that positions you as a family advisor
  • Tips to help you navigate complex family conversations with clients
  • Content marketing ideas to create significant value for your target audience
  • The importance of building a multi-generational client base 
  • And more


Connect With Duncan MacPherson:

Connect With Jackie Wilke:

About Our Guest:

Jackie Wilke is a speaker, author, consultant, and coach for select partners of First Trust, a firm known not only for its robust investment product line which includes UITs, ETFs, SMAs, and VAs (to name a few) but also for its commitment to the growth of financial advisors. Jackie’s focus is business development and innovation including expertise in helping financial professionals, teams, and the next generation of high-net-worth individuals/households and multi-generational families. She is also the author of Insights & Innovations, a business development blog for financial professionals and enterprises.


Transitioning to a Multi-Family Office to Accelerate Your Growth With Chris Jeppesen

Have you ever had one of your best clients leave because they felt they outgrew you?

If yes, you are not alone! In fact, such high-net-worth clients often leave in search of a turnkey, tethered solution.

In this podcast, Duncan speaks with Chris Jeppesen, chief of advisory practices at First Trust. They talk about why multi-family offices (MFOs) are becoming increasingly relevant, and how this holistic wealth management approach helps advisors accelerate their growth (both personally and professionally).

Duncan and Chris discuss:

  • The ideal number of clients you should serve to elevate your client experience
  • Three questions to help you determine if an MFO model is right for you
  • What it means to build a “brand within a brand” — and how it benefits you
  • The pursuit of self-actualization for today’s advisors
  • And more


Connect With Duncan MacPherson:

Connect With Chris Jeppesen:

About Our Guest:

Chris Jeppesen is the head of advisory practices at First Trust, a firm known not only for its robust investment product line which includes UITs, ETFs, SMAs, and VAs (to name a few) but also for its commitment to the growth of financial advisors. First Trust has dedicated many years to finding (and investing in) creative ways to help financial advisors grow their practices. Chris’ goal over the last 18 years has been to give financial advisors the tools to develop an efficient business model focused on building long-term client trust and loyalty. Chris is also the co-author of The Advisor Playbook.