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Starting a new business... #159066
10/19/06 03:58 PM
10/19/06 03:58 PM
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ckeck  Offline OP
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Joined: Sep 2005
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San Antonio, TX, US
Hello everyone, thanks in advance for any information/input.

This does not specifically relate to the electrican industry alone, but a friend and I are looking into starting a home repair business and I was wanting to get any insight and information as possible. I have owned a business in the past, but not in this trade.

We would mainly be doing some carpentry work, tile, paint, etc...and I would be doing certain electrical work (I am a licensed electrician).

Beyond general business, is there anything specific I should know about working in the trades that would be beneficial?

I understand that this is not a specific question, so all insight is appreciated. Thanks!

Business, Office, Estimating, Legal:
Re: Starting a new business... #159067
10/19/06 08:59 PM
10/19/06 08:59 PM
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Almost Fried  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 98
Madison County, Ark. USA
Get some of the proposal/acceptance and additional work authorization forms from NEBS. They give you instant professional image and there are no details they can't say they asked you to do.

Re: Starting a new business... #159068
10/21/06 08:31 AM
10/21/06 08:31 AM
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PE&Master  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 138
TX, USA
You might check into a franchise like Mr Handyman.
http://mrhandyman.com/FranchiseMain.aspx

It will cost you more $$ upfront but will get you off to a quick start.

[This message has been edited by PE&Master (edited 10-21-2006).]

Re: Starting a new business... #159069
10/25/06 09:27 AM
10/25/06 09:27 AM
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ckeck  Offline OP
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Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 14
San Antonio, TX, US
Thanks for the tip about the forms at NEBS, I had forgotten about those...seen them a while back.

I would actually prefer not to be part of a franchise as it is very easy to find business here and I know my city very well. But it never hurts to look into it...thanks for the info.

Another question, I do have my electrical license, but I don't think a license is needed for general repair/contractor work in the state of Texas. There is no "contractors license" that I can find listed on the state website, but a lot of forms ask for this. Any ideas?

Thanks again!

Re: Starting a new business... #159070
10/25/06 09:50 AM
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Re: Starting a new business... #159071
10/25/06 03:25 PM
10/25/06 03:25 PM
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ckeck  Offline OP
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Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 14
San Antonio, TX, US
Ah, thanks...never found that site before. Most of my work should not cost more then $20,000 (any single job) however, so I don't know if I would need this. Of course, if/when I get close to this threshold I will.

Re: Starting a new business... #159072
11/01/06 08:15 PM
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Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.


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