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#8483 - 03/23/02 07:28 AM one man shop
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Registered: 08/22/01
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Loc: Chandler, AZ USA
I run a one man shop, trying to keep it simple but with liability ins, city tax licensing, contractors license renewals, etc., there are still a lot of cost. How many other one man shops out there.
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#8484 - 03/23/02 02:15 PM Re: one man shop
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Registered: 03/18/02
Posts: 11
Loc: Oxford, PA, USA
I'm a one man shop too. You're right, sometimes it seems there aren't enough hours in the day.

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#8485 - 03/23/02 03:35 PM Re: one man shop
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Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
admittedly,
in the last few years i have found no one that will put up with me.....

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#8486 - 03/23/02 03:37 PM Re: one man shop
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Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 1069
Loc: Shinnston, WV USA
I've been in business for 24 years, most of them as a one man operation. When a mistake is made, I know exactly whose butt to chew.



[This message has been edited by Tom (edited 03-23-2002).]
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#8487 - 03/23/02 05:19 PM Re: one man shop
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Registered: 01/27/02
Posts: 123
Loc: WA.
Another one man shop here! Just starting out though I though I would like to have a couple guys work for me but the farther along I get the more I think I would like to work by myself.

Any opinions on this? How well has it worked for you, things you would do different.

Thanks, Wirewiz

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#8488 - 03/23/02 05:33 PM Re: one man shop
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Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2339
Loc: West Virginia
One man shop that teams up with another one man shop from time to time...

(The Joe Musser/ Musser Electric I talk about)

We did a temp service with two sub panels and six 20A GFCI WP (while in use) Recepts for a horse barn at the Greenbrier Resort...

I've finally got my foot in the door of a $30 per hour gig!

(Can't beleive I made $240 today!)
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#8489 - 03/23/02 07:01 PM Re: one man shop
Redsy Offline
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Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
66wv,
Now you can take a few weeks off!

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#8490 - 03/23/02 07:55 PM Re: one man shop
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Registered: 08/10/01
Posts: 453
Loc: Chestertown, MD, USA
Just me, so far. I have gotten busier and my wife wants me to hire someone. I don't like the thought of someone counting on me to feed their family, so I am holding out.

It seems like the good help is working already and what is available is not worht hiring.

66, My hourly rate is $48 in MD, and was thinking of raising it to about $56. Although I have never worked at the Greenbrier so I guess you are still one up. Heck, I can't afford to go there for a weeekend, not that I have time. lol

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#8491 - 03/28/02 09:27 PM Re: one man shop
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Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 26
Loc: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Just myself and I'm going to keep it that way.

As of April 1st, my hourly rate goes up to $45.00. If it's a customer from ****, it goes to $450.00. LOL

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#8492 - 03/28/02 10:41 PM Re: one man shop
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Registered: 03/29/02
Posts: 10
Loc: Dennisport, MA, USA
Just remember this, you all had to work for someone to get those hours...now give the chance to someone else...!

I am trying to get an apprenticeship in the Cape Cod, MA area and have been trying for quite a while now...no luck.

I have been studying like a mad man and go to job sites just to see how things are done in the "Real World" and not in the books...

Take a chance on somebody if you are overworked, you never know what you may find..
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