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Hi Toni ,
With all the high unemployment, many people are looking for a way to replace the jobs they lost. In may area for instance, people that worked maintenance jobs in the hotel / casino industry are now banding together to form just the type of company you are creating. Some of them already had a contractors license and were able to open their business within months of loosing their jobs. You might want to look for these same type of people in your area.
They may even welcome your expertise in the business management side of the business. I know that most of the contractors I’ve met would prefer to have someone else handle the business end of the venture.