Financial Advisors often seek to become Independent to escape a working environment rife with sales quotas, proprietary products, and being treated as a number when they call for back-office support. Unfortunately, "Independent" has become an industry buzz-word that has different definitions at different firms.
We have a simple definition with a simple goal:
"I am: Valued - When I signed on with J.W. Cole, I was more than just another advisor to them. I was treated as a business partner, part of the family. Since day one, they have been focused on one thing and one thing only… helping me to build a great business for my clients & for my family." - Michael Vanhorenbeck, Independent Advisor