We typically pay out those referral rewards in cash (many tens of thousands paid to individual business matchmakers over the years). But someone interested in engaging our services for their own business could opt to apply those rewards toward BI fees. A sufficient-sized referral(s) could mitigate up to ALL of our cost resulting in you getting our full quality of service for little-to-nothing out of pocket!
If you happen to have a list of customers or a network of relevant contacts with which you occasionally communicate (perhaps by blog, newsletter, email, etc), we could work with you to facilitate the introduction. For example, we could create ads or sponsorship banners as if we are an advertiser. We could also ghost write business growth content for your newsletter or blog with a few links pointing readers to BI for more information. If some of your followers click through and then engage BI, it would qualify within our referral rewards program. We could promptly send you the money, give you the equivalent value in BI services or some combination therein. If your business matchmaking yielded more referral rewards than the total cost of BI services, you could enjoy a scenario in which WE are paying YOU to work for your company.
If you are interested in tapping into BI expertise to help your business grow, leveraging some relationships you may already have could yield a win:win:win scenario for all involved.
THERE IS NO SEC, CFTC or other equivalent regulatory compliance department for FPs. Publications like the Wall Street Journal, Barrons, IBD, Forbes, investor & trader blogs, E-zines, websites, newsletters, netletters and countless other magazines, books, ebooks, etc are outside the purview of those regulatory bodies. As a new publisher, you are merely following their example. Can those publications write about individual companies & markets? Yes! Can they offer any written speculation where such positions or markets may be trending? Of course, they can (and do). Do publications like investor newsletters tout trading performance, make specific recommendations in pretty much all markets and generally blow their own horn at how well they can project where everything is going? You know they do (and have for decades). Are they regulated by the SEC, CFTC and similar? No, they're publishers, NOT investment advisors, money managers or brokers, etc. As such, most of them don't even have regulatory compliance departments. Imagine not having a compliance department killing all of your good ideas!
You flex your first amendment freedoms and unchained marketing muscles by holding a job in BOTH entities- in the registered-side AND in your new FP SBU- and make the most of that remarkable new communications versatility afforded by the latter. A high volume of new prospects are more likely to discover your greatness through the FP-side communications and then seek out your money managing or advisory services. And won't all of your registered-side clients appreciate getting to regularly hear your own thoughts & views about the markets, recent & future trades, etc... exactly as you want to share them?
FPs attract many new clients there every day.
Quality prospects could discover you too!