Any agency starters out there

  1. I have had high hopes of FINALLY getting my agency off the ground, but I recenlty ran into a lady who has a FT RN job after quitting working for an agency for the past five years. I did not dive into her business and ask if it was her OWN agency like me, but she was pretty hard set on the fact that agency work is too slow now and only the big agencies are surviving. It seems to me that larger agencies must maintain their high bill rates whereas mine are low with very little overhead and hospitals (feeling the crunch in these tough times) may actually be looking for an easier way to maintain staff. But then again nurses seem to be searching for the FT gig because of job uncertainty these days and there may not be alot of nurses to go around... What do you guys think? Has your agency work been really slow and sucky lately, do you work for a large mainstream company or a small time company?

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  3. by   TiffBass
    Hi, I am in the process of starting my agency business also. I have been needing some additional information. I live in South Carolina and I am almost finished with my business plan. Could you possibly give me some pointers on how much I should include in my business loan amount such as monthly bills, employees salary just until the money starts to come in? Also do you know how much projected the owner can make and how much will be coming in over all annual. I know this depends on the # of employees, hours worked and so on but I plan to have PT's OT's rad techs LPN and RN. I plan to have a total of about 20 with all of them combine. Please help me!

    Thanks so much.

    I don't think agencies are going slow because there is a more demand of nurses more then ever. But me and you are in the same boat so I will need to know the answer to your question also. Please send me a private message because I would really like to speak to you on info about the nursing agency.
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