That's what I would love to do and from the feelings I get about my plant, my company is willing to pay hefty prices for the right contractor. I was even asked by my general foreman one time when I was going to start my own business just so I could rebuild these special high speed motors. We cannot find one shop that can rebuild them besides the manufacturer. So there are some unique skills I've learned from my company that would help.
Thanks for the advice. I have no plans on leaving my job but I just worry about the future with all the outsourcing going on around the country, especially in the rustbelt where I live. Actually my company seems to be very strong and is hiring electricians. So if you or anyone else is interested in a good job give me a PM. Last year I made $84,000 plus benefits but I also had to work 900 hours of overtime to get it!
I do have some close friends who are contractors, one HVAC and one house building. Both seem to do very well and I'm sure I could network with them(on a barstool). But it sounds pretty tough starting out. I hope things get better for you.
How many years do you have to eat potato soup and Raymond noodles before you start making money? My wife, who majored in marketing, says it would take at least three years for advertising to start working. And for every dollar you spend, you would get back three over time. All theory of course!
I'm going to post an ad in the employment area if anyone is interested in a job.