I came into the field , as most, very uninformed about how the industry works. This after establishing myself in another career for 11 years prior. Over the past 12 years, my business allowed me to complete an undergraduate degree, a Masters Degree and coursework for the CFP exam which I will take soon. I am now in a place to focus on business growth. I am looking to establish a multi-partner professional firm. Merging or buying is not a must but if a good fit presents itself, I would entertain it. I am not looking to leave my associated RIA or Custodian.