Do any of you guys have experience going into business as a sole proprietor, focusing on small jobs like chimney flashings/caps, chimney repointing, leak repairs and small metal jobs (flashing, downspouts etc.)? How viable is it as a business?
I’ve done some research into material costs, tool cost (ladders, brake) and I have access to a garage to store tools and material so that’s not a cost I’m worried about. I don’t intend to hire anyone as a helper and I want to focus on the quality of my work to ensure referrals and repeat business.
My experience is 3 years in roofing and cladding, focusing on sheet metal flashing work and a good amount of leak diagnosis/service, commercial and residential.
I have a good chunk of money in my account and I’m currently unemployed- does this seem like a big risk? Are there any common pitfalls I should avoid?
Would really appreciate some advice.