Like a few people that have posted on this site, I'm looking to start an advice firm. As controversial as it sounds, this will be my first role as a financial adviser, though I have been working for a dealer group for 6 years in a sales/practice management function (so I'm not a complete newbie). I also have completed all of the relevant studies. I'm looking to start the firm with 3 other directors, each of whom owns a business that will be able to provide me with a regular stream of leads. I don't really want to go through the headache of getting my own license, so would rather be an auth rep of a larger firm, like Securitor etc. Does anyone here have any examples of this being possible? Anyone have some clear numbers as to how much it would cost to get licensed through a firm like Securitor? What would be the required number of clients in the first year to keep head above water? Thanks!