advisors together are

Stronger.

Access the most dynamic independent financial advisor community in the country

 
 
 
 
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What is Advisor Nation?

Simply put, Advisor Nation is a community of over 80 practicing independent financial advisors, regularly accessing valuable business building intel from the ongoing activities of the community. Advisor Nation has developed a platform designed to facilitate idea sharing among members. Consistent peer interaction is delivered via bi-monthly webinars, industry events, personal consultations and our online resource center. Advisor-Nation members remain independent, but no longer have to face the challenges of the financial industry alone.

 


 

Our Platform

 

CONSISTENT INTERACTION WITH OTHER ADVISORS IS THE KEY TO TAKING YOUR PRACTICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL. EACH OF OUR MEMBERS PRACTICES HAVE DIFFERENT NEEDS, SPECIALIZATIONS, GOALS AND STRATEGIES. WE OFFER A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF RESOURCES TO SUPPORT THE INDIVIDUAL REQUIREMENTS OF YOUR PRACTICE.

 

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Connect

Stay consistently engaged with Advisor Nation and your peers through our Bi-Monthly Webinars, created and hosted by practicing advisors.

Have a new idea? Want some advice on a case? Take advantage of on-demand Brainstorming Sessions with one of our Directors.


Network

Meet and connect at our members-only Advisor Nation Lounge at key industry events like Advisor Groups ConnectEd and WMP Symposium.

Gain exclusive access to Advisor Nation Academy, our annual two day summit designed to bring our members from across the country together to build life-long professional relationships.

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Advisor CEntral

Our one stop online resource. Advisor Nation members can access our Practice & Client Management Vault, Succession Planning Resources, and much more. Anywhere.


How is Advisor Nation Different?

Advisor-Nation is truly a unique business model developed and operated by independent, practicing advisors. To grasp how different Advisor Nation is, it will be helpful to understand what we are not:

  • We are not a professional coaching program

  • We are not a broker-dealer

  • We are not an OSJ

  • We are not an FMO or an IMO

  • We are not a Marketing Program

Advisor Nation, by virtue of our community, delivers some the elements provided by these other advisor resources. However, our directors and members are all full-time practicing advisors. Advisor Nation promotes an ongoing and dynamic exchange of ideas and concepts that touch every area of an advisors practice.  

 

18+

Years in business

 

90+

Members strong

 
 

1.2 B

Combined member assets under management

 

 

Our Team

 
Founder & CEO

Founder & CEO

Marc G. Minor

Marc created what would become Advisor Nation in 2001. Nearly two decades later he is consistently Woodbury’s top producer year after year. His vision, to bring independent advisors together to grow their practices and face the challenges of the financial services industry, continues to inspire and create value for our members every day.

Founding Principal

Founding Principal

Matthew D. Bednarz

Along with being one of our founding principals, Matt is also a member of Advisor Nation. Matt joined Marc in the early 2000’s, building a successful practice while creating many of the programs we offer today. Matt continues to collaborate with our members to uncover new solutions and find efficiency in todays modern independent practice.

Director of Operations

Director of Operations

Nick Bednarz

Nick has been with Advisor Nation since 2015 and maintains the business operations of the company. Nick also supports many of our member programs.

Director of Member Services & Web Design

Director of Member Services & Web Design

Jessica Jones

Jessica joined Advisor Nation in 2017. She manages our member support department as well as LPA website design and direction.

Assistant Director of Operations & Special Events

Assistant Director of Operations & Special Events

Kaitlyn Minor

Kaitlyn joined Advisor Nation in 2018. She organizes our special events and newsletter, along with operations support.


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A Powerful Partnership

 

In 2019, Advisor Controls, our sister company was launched.  Advisor Controls is a partnership forged between Advisor-Nation CEO, Marc Minor and Impact Technologies, a 30 year old Fin-Tech company. Marc has personally designed, with the help of the development team at Impact Technologies, proprietary technologies designed to address client planning needs. The tools support client solutions and a repeatable process to strengthen client relationships and gather more assets to your practice. The technologies were developed from over two decades of award-winning practice methodologies.  

Additionally, Advisor Controls offers proprietary marketing processes and technologies developed by Marc and leading to award-winning production levels.  Central to these tools are the "Event Wizard".  Imagine accessings hundreds of pre-approved educational and social event content supported by a step-by-step wizard to streamline your event planning and event success.  

Advisor-Nation Members enjoy steep discounts and a selection of Advisor Controls Tools 

 
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Retirement Plan Simulator

  • Simplified Data Entry

  • Simplified Planning Process

  • Retirement Risk Simulations

  • Side-by-Side Summary

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Engaging Presentations

  • Easy-to-understand presentations

  • Print and screen display options

  • Play-by-play transactions

  • Engaging for Clients

 
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Planning Resources

  • Proven planning processes

  • Training resources

  • Suggestions from top producers

  • Video library


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