Number five of why not to go independent (a pretty big one), if you don’t think you’re clients will go with you then you should not go independent because all the economic benefits, the flexibility, the control - if you don’t have clients, it’s sort of pointless.
Last, but most importantly, you need CLIENTS to establish your own practice. I've put it last on purpose because the other things have to be in place before you pull the trigger to have your own practice.
When thinking about going independent, the biggest concern most advisors have is whether or not their clients will come with them. There are many factors that affect the decision a client will make, but you do have control of some of them.