I have been accepted to work with 2 firms in NYC. As I'm new within this industry I need some help in deciding which firm to choose. Both firms will give me capital to trade and commissions would be similar. First firm is well established with several offices nationally and internationally. No Series 7,55,63 are needed. The firm has a structured trading class and the split is 50 %. This short training would mean I could be trading in as little as 10-12 days. Second firm is with a new group of traders and they offer training in a less structured environment (I believe). They would sponsor me for Series 7,55,63 (which I must take). Split is 50%. The downfall of this firm is the time to trading could be a little as 5 or 6 weeks and That's IF I pass the series on the first try. Would someone please explain possible benefits or pitfalls. Many thanks.