Bonnie and all, I just wanted to let you know of the tiny bit of progress I've made in my "quest".
Obtained liability insurance
Obtained 1 out of 2 professional recommendations
Personal mission and values statement(goals of my practice.
Obtained the going billing rates for which agencies charge around here.
Georgia Nurses' Association, affiliated with the ANA
National Nurses in Business
Business license and EIN number(I've made application)
2nd professional recommendation
Life and Disability insurance
Certification exam in May
Incorporation. It seems that would be the smartest thing to do from what I've read. Unfortunately it's expensive. One attorney quoted me $1500 to do it(which I do NOT have).
Bonnie, I've also decided to get my BCLS instructor certification. I think that would be another avenue to earn money, I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket. I take the class in 2 weeks.
If this whole thing turns out to be a waste of time and I fall flat on my face, at least I can say I tried!