My research shows that there are generally two ways to go about this. Option 1 is to have a business contract my company directly. Option 2 is for me to sign up with an agent to act as an intermediary - the agent handles administration, including such things as payroll and insurance, in return for a percentage.
Is this categorization correct? If so, should I prefer one option over the other? Also:
For option 1, where are the best places to find businesses looking to take on contractors?
For option 2, can anyone recommended an agent (I'm based in central Auckland)?