From the Ft Lauderdale Sun Sentinel Business section on 4/11/2005:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/local/sfl-ybindependent11apr11,0,576432.story

They only keep the story live for 14 days, then you have to purchase it but here is the headline.

STEPPING OUTSIDE MANY SMALL BUSINESSES ARE USING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, BUT THEY MUST BE HANDLED WITH CARE.; [Broward Metro Edition]
Alexandra Navarro Clifton Business WriterSouth Florida Sun - SentinelFort Lauderdale, Fla.: Apr 11, 2005. pg. 16

and here is my section:

When Dave Noderer founded computer software company Computer Ways Inc. in 1994, he knew he didn't want a traditional employee- employer system. He started with a handful of independent contractors doing custom software development. But as business improved, Noderer opened an office in Deerfield Beach, and then hired about 20 full- and part-time employees.

"Taking on the responsibility of having employees was a hassle," Noderer said. "It's just a different attitude when someone comes in as an independent contractor and feels like he's working not for me, but for the client."

Noderer soon went back to mostly working with independent contractors. Today, he has four part-time employees and works with as many as 20 independent contractors. There are some disadvantages, Noderer said. Although Noderer says he could hire inexperienced software programmers who command a much lower fee, he chooses to work with more experienced and better-trained contractors. That means they're paid more.

"It's not like I'm making a ton of money," Noderer said. "I could hire college students for a lot less, but then I'd have to train them and watch after them."