Which city to move to for small 3-4 person shops?
Have the option to relocate as my company has moved to a hybrid / remote model. Looking to exit this firm in the coming months / year. For context, I'm currently at a large, national, name brand player and am looking to shift to a very small organization as I believe that is what I would enjoy most. Understanding that, where have you all seen there to be an abundance of these types of firms? Obviously, the answer is all markets as many firms are regional players. Would love to hear which cities people see new shops springing up in often. If you had this same goal, where would you relocate ? As for myself, I'm looking to be in NY/LA, but want to make sure these markets have such players that are willing to bring on someone new. Not interested in working for a family office like Durst, JDS, or something of that sort. Looking for something very small and a city that has an abundance of these types of shops so I can find one that really works best for me. Goal is to be working directly alongside those investing their capital, providing guarantees, and be able to learn from that experience. As an aside, for anyone reading this in college, please note - name brand and prestige is so fucking overrated. It's hard to believe when you're in college, but in the workforce, you realize it like there's no tomorrow. Despite me saying this, I know none of these college juniors and seniors will believe me as I was in their very position a year or two ago.