I am looking for some information about wheather it is possible to become a stock broker while at the same time continue to trade my own accounts and what firms might be good for something like this. Currently a lease a seat on the CME and trade index futures and am very happy with my results so far and am able to hammer out a modest living. I would also like to get into the brokerage side of the buisness as well and start trying to build up a book and sell mutual funds, insurance, and manage some money. I am not looking to become a CTA or start a hedge fund or anything like that. But I have my series 7 and family, friends, and other contacts have expressed an interest in having me handle some of there accounts for them. The problem is I am not going to give up my own trading and go to work for full time for some firm and cold call all day. I want to work from home and don't even require a salary. If I bring in money then that is good for both the firm and me. Is anyone doing this or know how to go about it. I saw that a lot of brokers like Raymond james and the like already want you to have a book of buisness and I will be starting from scratch. At the same time I will need to continue trading my own account because that is what is paying the bills for now. Any suggestions would be appreciated.