Recently independent after 17 years with giant corporate B/Ds! I took the majority of clients with me (the ones I wanted), and I am now looking to continue to grow my business. I have hooked up with a small boutique B/D with favorable economics and resources, and I am fortunate to only work with clients I like; I believe in going the right thing for the client, always. Going out of my way with a high level of service has been a successful strategy.
Ideally, I would like to find an Advisor in my area with complementary skills and a similar outlook on the business - Someone who is looking to transition out of the practice within the next 6 months to 2 years, and wants to be sure their clients are going to be taken care of.