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Running a business is not easy! #173085 01/02/08 10:26 AM
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etech Offline OP
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Being a journeyman electrician is one thing, running a business ia another. I am an apprentice all over again in the business aspect of the trade. Thank God we have this forum for support and advice!

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Re: Running a business is not easy! [Re: etech] #173092 01/02/08 12:05 PM
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As the saying goes, "If it was easy, everyone would be doing it." Sometimes the best education is the school of hard knocks. I agree with on that it good to have these message boards. It is kind on like sitting around the proverbial "watering hole" and talking shop.

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Re: Running a business is not easy! [Re: etech] #173096 01/02/08 01:33 PM
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I am half of a two man business ... and the 'other guy' handles 90% of the 'business' end. I've got almost as perfect a spot to watch the inner workings as you could dream for.

Yet, the thought of going it alone scares me silly! There are so many 'little things' to keep on top of! You're right - business is a trade in itself.

Re: Running a business is not easy! [Re: renosteinke] #173107 01/02/08 08:03 PM
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Reno, I am the guy that handles all the business for our two man shop, and as you say it is a job in itself. I never dreamed there would be so much work involved in keeping the business end up, compared to all this the regular sparky stuff is easy.


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Re: Running a business is not easy! [Re: wire_twister] #173117 01/03/08 12:21 AM
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I agree 100%. Handling the business of a 4-man shop is a lot more work than being a sparky. I'm finding that staying one-step ahead of the crew by keeping the schedule on-track is probably the biggest challenge.


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