Your thoughts on setting up an agency make fantastic reading. However, I am in the United Kingdom. Just finishing off my BSc Nursing. I've been told that the job situation is dire, with little chance of finding work immediately. My bursary ends this month and quite frankly, I feel a sense of panic setting in.
Then the idea occurred to me. I followed my instincts and searched allnurses.com for agency nursing. I've not yet come across anyone who has set one up in the UK and I would dearly love to begin the process. I've been given a business plan of one running in the South of England (I live in the North of England). But not clear, how to go about working with HR and finding work. I would do the work first, when I'm registered. Not sure about the marketing, negotiating, retaining staff and salaries aspect. I've been given some space rent free. I'm also gearing up to asking my bank manager for a start up loan.
Alternatively, Social Enterprise grants are the in-thing for entrepreneurs looking to combine private with voluntary work. I'm trying to see if I can get a grant to start up and then incorporate later.
Wow! Just writing about it like this is getting me all motivated!!!
Can anyone out there advise a wannabe agency recruiter of care workers where to start? I would like to own the agency, rather than share it, or am I being a bit untrusting?
Cheers and good luck to all your ventures..