NextGen Planners has launched a 12-month programme to support financial planners who want to either start their own business or who have recently started one.
The programme, titled 'Blast Off', will help financial planners grow their new business by helping them boost their skills to become a better entrepreneur. It will be delivered virtually and is designed to have a 50% focus on upskilling the entrepreneur.
Areas where members will be supported include how to kill their nerves, boost their listening and presentation skills, and how to improve their time management.
Participants will take part in 19 group sessions and masterclasses and will have access to various documentation, templates and business plans to help them hone in on their business and leadership skills. The programme will launch on 12 October.
Those who are interested in taking part will be offered an interview with one of those heading up the programme, which includes NextGen's head of content Adam Owen, director and head of innovation Rohan Sivajoti, non-executive director Jo Little and director and head of strategy Adam Carolan.
Sivajoti said the programme will take participants through everything they need to know to build their business successfully.
"The difference between and what we think and other consultants out there is that 50% of the focus is on upskilling the person - or entrepreneur - basically upskilling the person [and] not just the business."
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