He joined his partners to break away and do things on their own terms.
My best advice
The marketing and organizational aspects of running a business worried me most, but I found plenty of resources to help me. By leaning on TD Ameritrade to help me integrate my financial planning, portfolio management, CRM, and document management technologies, for example, I’m able to run an efficient firm that revolves around the needs of my clients.
There are many other “safety nets” available for RIAs, like third-party vendors who help with hiring, education, hardware, compliance and more. Ask your custodian to help you find the ones that are the best fit for your new independent practice.
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