|Explore||Contact TD Ameritrade for help||6||5||4||3||2||1||0||-|
|Choose your path|
|Consider the benefits of independence||selected|
|Understand choices for commission-based business||selected|
|Understand the potential financial impact||selected|
|Structure and Set Up Your Business||Contact TD Ameritrade for help||6||5||4||3||2||1||0||-|
|Define your business Tooltip
George determines to keep his commission business. His Transition Consultant suggests that a hybrid model may be right for him.
|Select your advisory model and choose a business structure||selected|
|Evaluate broker dealers for commission-based business if going hybrid||selected|
|Legal and Compliance Tooltip
Through in depth conversations, George's Transition Consultant determines a hot button - compliance. George sends clients a monthly newsletter and turnaround time is an issue.
|Consult legal counsel regarding your current contract and other legal concerns||selected|
|Estimate your start-up costs||selected|
|Determine client impact||selected|
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|Initiate your business plan|
|Choose a custodian and finalize your business plan||Tooltip
After speaking with other advisors who recently made a move and meeting with Senior TD Ameritrade leadership, George officially chooses TD Ameritrade Institutional as his custodian.
|Select a broker dealer if going hybrid||selected|
|Create marketing plan and collateral business cards, capabilities brochure, website||selected|
|Prepare press release||selected|
George views a Veo® demo and chooses a portfolio management system that works seamlessly with Veo.
|Evaluate vendors for your technology needs; CRM, Portfolio Management, Reporting, Email, etc||selected|
|Select technology systems and applications||selected|
|Set up office||selected|
George's Transition Consultants introduce him to the Business Transition Services Team to discuss the transition and fund mapping process.
|Understand and prepare for the transfer of your accounts||selected|
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