This is just a throw-out thread to see what the general consensus is on owning one's own practice. Has anyone done it? Has anyone gone into partnership with other APRNs or MDs? How do you navigate the business side? I don't know of any NPs that are taught business in their graduate programs so how do you find out how to actually get a business off the ground? Do you hire others? How do doctors do it? You can have all the medical training in the world but how do you figure out the financial and tax side of things? Would love to start a conversation about the pros and cons. Yes, I know the insurance is expensive but there must be more to it than that. What are your thoughts?