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Podcast: Planning and Future Dollars: Every Owner’s Needs are Unique

Podcast: Planning and Future Dollars: Every Owner’s Needs are Unique

I had the privilege of interviewing a favorite adviser of mine today with Edward Jones, Jesse Abercrombie.  Jesse is a CEPA like me, and we know each other through the Exit Planning Institute. We refer clients to each other and enjoy our collaborative work, because our values and client centric philosophies align well.

Jesse got his start in the financial planning industry 20 years ago and has built a very successful practice in working with business owners. Most financial advisers don’t work with business owners because the gratification of investable assets doesn’t generally come until there’s a liquidity event, but Jesse had the vision for the future and even though he knew it would be a longer road to build up his practice, he stayed the course with his owner clients, advising them along the way until the time came for an exit. At that point, they’ve established a strong, trusting relationship that leaves the client knowing Jesse’s got their back. 

Jesse’s approach is all customized, and knows it has to be, because each case and each client’s needs are unique. No cookie cutter here. He talked about how he loves working with entrepreneurs; how driven they are to succeed and grow something from nothing. 

Jesse is a leader with his clients, but also a leader within the Edward Jones organization. Many advisers, especially newer ones, will connect with him for advice on launching and building a practice. Those who have added exit planning onto their practice especially appreciate Jesse’s expertise and advice in this area. He operates within the corporate values of Edward Jones, helping other advisers become great at what they do by sharing his best practices generously

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Thank you to this month’s sponsor!  Sunbelt Business Advisorsand John A Knutson & Co, PLLP, JAK + Co

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Sunbelt Business Advisors is a proud sponsor of the Poised for Exit Podcast. The Poised for Exit podcast seeks to help entrepreneurs improve, grow – and successfully exit – their businesses.

Julie Keyes, a life-time entrepreneur and founder of KeyeStrategies, understands what keeps an owner up at night and the balancing act required to work both ‘in’ and ‘on’ the business. The firm’s mission is to help business owners increase enterprise value and prepare for a future exit.

Julie believes in providing outside perspective and mentoring, which made all the difference for her while spending years growing and improving her companies before selling and becoming a business adviser in 2011.