I received my entitlements to the IARD (that stands for Investment Advisor Registration Depository for those of you who don’t love securities industry compliance like I do) system. Thank you FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). I can now file my ADV (that stands for Advisor from what I can tell…or possibly Association of Dunkirk Veterans) with the Florida OFR (Office of Financial Regulations). But first I will need to fund my firms account through the Web CRD (Central Registration Depository…or possibly this) to pay for the state registration and other fees. All of this is overseen by the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).
I am still committed to setting up my company by myself rather than hiring a consultant, but I understand why so many firms do use professionals.