I am going to be taking my state license exam in the upcoming week. I have been an assistant for a while. Now with the new management company requirements and people are now on a rotation, it seems you will get the same amount of orders whether your working for someone or on your own if you're smart about getting on lists. The difference is ones a split? Now I understand there are costs and hassle involved with ones own shop but given the little overhead I am torn between the two? Originally I planned to wait a couple years and get my name established but given the circumstances I don't know if thats necessary? Is anyone familiar with the difficulty of getting on these lists as a "newby", I anticipate some trouble but hopefully not all. Does anyone have advice as to what approach to take starting out and what to expect? I think given the changes its more debatable than ever. Ideally I would like to partner up with someone sharing a small office space and feed off eachother w/ ideas and issues as each one still has their own name. That would seem like the most logical set up today. Any ideas or thoughts to my best approach would be appreciated?