I am very interested in starting my own business so i ordered a manual with all the necessary info and then began to call around. In a nutshell they were more interested in dealing with an agency than an individual contractor. I will be making more calls next week to purse the independent contractor deal. FYI ask to speak with Administrator if you are pursuing a nursing home kind of deal or Ask for the HR personnel responsible for contracting out agencies. I dont have enough money to begin an agency hiring a bunch of nurses but if the above fails i might seek out a few nurses who wanna start out as partners but still working as employees so we can work as an agency. I still have to check the legalities first.