I used to have my own shop, but was under-capitalized, I shut down and went to work for someone else. If you want to be in business for yourself, you need to have enough money for at least one year of wages for yourself.
Yes, I run my own shop. I need atleast a helper, but I am so set working on my own, I don't really want the stress, and plus you never know with the economy, it could get really slow tomorrow and I don't want the responsibility of having a guy and taking care of his family not yet anyways. When the economy gets back to normal, I will be so busy I am sure I will have to put anotehr van ont he road and have a helper, but we will tackle that when it happens :thumbsup:
i have had my own shop for 15 years. i have had help off and on for about 10 of those years. the happiest were/are the ones with just me, myself, and i. took about 10 years to get to a comfortable situation stress related. only once ahve i had a slow enough period where i had to live on credit cards for about 6 months (knocking on wood)
ive been a one man show four about four years. its been great. i definatly could use help and id like to be able to teach the trade to a willing student but until that day comes it will be me and the occasionally hired goon for digging and grunt work.
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