After reading ALL of the "it's a scam posts", I was wondering... If you had the ability to start your own prop firm, using the firm's capital only, taking no risk deposits, training fees or whatever you would disguise it as, how would you do it? Could you do it any make money? Is this a case of it is just easier to criticize and knock down other peoples attempts rather than build your own? If someone went to you tomorrow and said âHere is 2 million dollars, I want to get into the prop business, hedge fund model â less regulatory headaches. What can you do for me?â How would you go about it? Salary or percentage only? Who to hire? Where to clear? What are the 5 most important things trader want, and can we make money providing it to them? Do any of the loudest critics have a plan, or do they just like to bitch?