Young entrepreneurs will be your next big clients

By Staff | August 1, 2013 | Last updated on August 1, 2013
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The word “hipster” conjures images of bearded trustafarians decked out in skinny jeans and graphic tees as they tap away on never-to-be-finished screenplays in coffee houses.

But, while this archetype’s led most boomers and X-ers to write off an entire generation, there’s another side to the story.

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Generation Y, the pool from which most hipsters spring, embarked on a quest for authenticity during and after university that’s led its members to start successful businesses.

In that context, it’s time to start calling these vintage-garbed proprietors what they are—capitalists. Many are accumulating significant assets both inside and outside their companies.

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Like their predecessors, these cool entrepreneurs will seek managers for those assets. But the advisors they choose will need to accommodate their preference for electronic communication and penchant for community-oriented investing. They also define success differently than the other three generations with which advisors now work.

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This special 15th Anniversary Package explains how to reach this new client breed. While only one of the five people profiled sports a seven-figure net worth, time is on their side. staff


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