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Old 02-11-2012, 08:57 AM   #16
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The problem with being a one man band at anything is moving.
If the spouse has to move, you have to start over.

I think that would be a Pro as well. Although I would lose my Customer Base it would be very portable.

Electrician would be very portable since I could fit most of my tools in a suitcase.

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Old 02-11-2012, 09:18 AM   #17
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First - thank you for your service!

Yes - Electrician - very, "portable"
The biggest thing I ever had to deal with was my "bender" -
Solved that with a two-piece handle - goes right into a tool-bag.

There's never enough "good", electricians!

Whatever you decide to do - don't worry!
They'll be plenty of time to "second-guess", yourself - down the road!

Decide - "pull the trigger"!
(I was going to say "Bless You" - "Jar-Head" - I was afraid you might take -
"offense" at that)
So I didn't!
My "Boss" is a "Marine"!

Decide!!!

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Old 02-16-2012, 06:56 AM   #19
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So, on the Electrician idea: PA doesn't require licensing for Electricians (how frightening) unless you are going to work within the city of Pittsburgh or Philly. (Guess they figure a few folks in the country getting zapped is OK as long a nobody burns down a major city.)

But I have to think down the road a few years. Not only to fill in my HUGE GAPS in electrical knowledge but to port to new States or Cities, is there a Cert I can get that is widely recognized?

On the idea of taking my One-Man-Band public, does anyone do multiple businesses under one Inc or LLC? I have several skills (electrical not one of them, yet) but I considered running several businesses as DBA (Doing Business As) and that way I can focus on the ones that are doing well.

On the idea of Sub-Contractor Only Remodeling: How do I find the guys who are really good? I assume most of them will already be working for the Big Boys in town. Since I lack The Killer Instinct myself, I would be susceptible to "Business Is War" tactics.

I was thinking maybe a paper bag with eye-holes and a fake gun. That way I wouldn't go to prison as long.
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Maybe you should post a question in the "Electrical", sub-forum.
Concerning your last post.

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Old 02-28-2012, 10:18 AM   #21
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Unfortunately, I believe the winds of change are blowing in the direction of The Big D.

Since I am not the primary Breadwinner and have no retirement, savings, health plan, or SS to speak of I am facing the real possibility of homelessness.

I am looking at maybe full-timing it in an RV. "Property Ladder" my way into a decent one and then take my Handyman skills (such as they are) on the road full-time.

Thoughts, opinions? Maybe build a network of folks around the US that I could work with, make a little dough and keep gas in the tanks.

Looking for resources on rehabbing RV's (or boats since I think they would be very similar).

I rehabbed for a National Trailer/Mobile Office company for a year but I am out of practice.

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