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|Choose your path|
|Consider the benefits of joining an existing firm||Tooltip
After using the exploringyourindependence.com tool John contacted a Transistion Consultant to help narrow his search for joining an existing RIA firm.
|Understand choices for commission-based business||selected|
|Understand the potential financial impact||Tooltip
Through their conversation, John's Transition Consultant helped him identify the products and infrastructure needs that were important to him as a way to pinpoint the type of firm John was looking to join.
|Structure and Set Up Your Business||Contact TD Ameritrade for help||6||5||4||3||2||1||0||-|
|Define your business|
|Begin creating your business plan||selected|
|Interview potential RIA firms, including their broker-dealer if going hybrid||Tooltip
John's Transistion Consultant introduces him to exsiting RIA firms that matched his criteria.
|Legal and Compliance|
|Consult legal counsel regarding your current contract and other legal concerns||selected|
|Determine client impact personal cash flow needs||selected|
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|Implement your business plan|
|Choose a firm to join||Tooltip
From the group of firms that John was introduced to, and based on his individual interviews with them, John chose the firm that had the best qualitative fit for his needs and business vision.
|Create a marketing plan or adopt existing||selected|
|Prepare press release||selected|
|Understand and prepare for the transfer of your accounts||selected|
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