We ask the tough questions
Would you describe yourself as a technophobe or technophile?
Definitely a technophile, it still amazes me what technology has allowed us to do in small business to increase client services and to promote ourselves.
Who, or what, is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration in business is “common sense”. All decisions have to pass a common sense test which is something I've inherited from my family.
What’s your number one stress relief tactic (keep it clean!)?
Without a doubt exercise, it keeps me sane.
What’s the smartest bit of marketing you’ve ever done?
My marketing changed many years ago from advertising to educating. I believe trust can be gained by educating clients which gives them the understanding and confidence to move ahead with our advice.
What’s the one resource you’d never be without?
My staff - we have an excellent team and everyone has their own area of expertise.
What or who has the most grounding influence on you?
My father has been a great sounding board, and helps keep my feet firmly on the ground regardless of how enthusiastic I become.
What’s the cheapest, most effective bit of marketing you’ve ever done?
Asking clients to refer me on to others that may benefit from the work we do.
What would be your advice to aspiring soloists?
Be passionate, love what you do and don’t ever stop pushing yourself to improve.
How did your school report describe you (in three words)?
Very easily distracted.
Do you have a designated ‘work’ wardrobe?
You bet, suit, shirt and tie. Absolutely no thought required at all, which suits me down to the ground.
Can you stop at just one chocolate biscuit/savoury snack?
Definitely savoury, bring on the bacon topped toasties.
And now comes the plug!
What do you do? Who for? And how does it benefit them?
You get agency quality Meritum Financial Group provides financial advice and education for motivated clients who are committed to improving their financial situation providing them direction and certainty.
And where can we find out more?
- Flying Solo Directory: www.flyingsolo.com.au/directory/22284/Meritum-Financial-Group
- My website: www.meritumfg.com.au
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/meritum.horsham
- Twitter: @meritumfg
- YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/meritumfg
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