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Feb 16, 2009 10:47 am

I am thinking about moving my office to (TN) and retain existing clients at the same time... Has anyone done anything like this before? I am staying with the same b/d so essentially all that is changing is my office location..


Anyone in(or formerly in) the TN area (Nashville, Franklin area) that can provide some insight as to what kind of firms are in the area..

Feb 16, 2009 10:51 am

From Antigua? 

Feb 16, 2009 11:13 am

Squash, if you're keeping the same B/D...why don't you see if there are any advisors  in the area you could rent space from for awhile, and then decide to go on your own.

Feb 16, 2009 11:34 am

I am looking for better climate but similar area that I am in now(Chicago).. Any ideas on where I can go to compare that info..

Feb 16, 2009 12:09 pm

You're lying.  You're going because of a girl.  C'mon.  Fess up.  Nobody CHOOSES to go to Tennessee because of the weather.

Feb 16, 2009 12:28 pm

I went to University of Tenn.. best place ever... already married... We have some family in the Franklin/Brentwood area..

Feb 16, 2009 10:10 pm

Yeah, yeah, yeah.  So you're wife made you do it.  She's still a GIRL.


It's OK.  I've been there. 

Feb 17, 2009 7:27 pm

Better weather, less state political corruption, dare I say less taxes?  Just get organized and plan on losing some of your clients.  My friend did this and retained all of them, and he travels once a month for 2 days one trip, 1 day for the subsequent visits.  He slowly weeds down his face time to 2 days for every other quarter.  Uses a conference room in a hotel in the area close to his old office.  For what it is worth, you are starting over in a new city with the comfort of existing assets.  No biggie, but you best be detailed and organized.  Do not forget about licensing issues.

Feb 17, 2009 8:15 pm

Yeah the climate is better.. Is there such a thing as less political corruption?...property taxes are definitely lower, but then again the school system is terrible(so will have to go private)...

 
Since the difference is only 8 hours figured I could alternate months(stay for a  week or so) at first then gradually decrease that.
 
It would be great if I could pick up a book in TN(nothing big, just a jump off point) from someone looking to get out..
Feb 17, 2009 8:37 pm

Your best bet is to find out how many other reps your current firm has in the area. You may want to ask the firm for a few referrals so that you can contact and exchange notes. You may also find a broker in the area who probably has an office space and may need someone to share with or could certainly at this point have someone to help with the rent. Good Luck!

Feb 18, 2009 12:29 am
Squash1:

Yeah the climate is better.. Is there such a thing as less political corruption?...property taxes are definitely lower, but then again the school system is terrible(so will have to go private)...

 
Since the difference is only 8 hours figured I could alternate months(stay for a  week or so) at first then gradually decrease that.
 
It would be great if I could pick up a book in TN(nothing big, just a jump off point) from someone looking to get out..
Actually you are incorrect on that statement....
Feb 18, 2009 8:02 pm
noggin:
Squash1:

Yeah the climate is better.. Is there such a thing as less political corruption?...property taxes are definitely lower, but then again the school system is terrible(so will have to go private)...



Since the difference is only 8 hours figured I could alternate months(stay for a week or so) at first then gradually decrease that.



It would be great if I could pick up a book in TN(nothing big, just a jump off point) from someone looking to get out..
Actually you are incorrect on that statement....





A previous company I worked for set up a call center there many years ago. I had several colleagues transfer down there to help open and manage it. They were quite unhappy with the schools for their kids and ended up going private, but they did like the cost of living, quality of life, weather, etc. Sort of par for the course in the south.

Feb 18, 2009 10:44 pm

Ok dummies, the school system in Williamson county is good, the school system in Davidson county is not good. Williamson county contains the cities of Franklin and Brentwood and if you want private schools you have several good ones to choose from.