Ever seen a recent grad start his own business?
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    Ever seen a recent grad start his own business?

    I might be forced to start my own business in order to keep my head above water. I am a recent grad with 3months experience. Ever seen a recent grad start his own business?

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    FAIL
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    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

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    Super fail. You still have a Lot to learn

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    epic fail!
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Sorry, you don't have a chance of making it.
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    I'll keep you guys updated how far I get.

    What is a guy to do when companies, even assistant living homes..ect, refuse to hire in the middle of summer?

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    Keep knocking on doors.
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    or you could relocate?

    just sayin


    Quote Originally Posted by Hace Frio View Post
    I'll keep you guys updated how far I get.

    What is a guy to do when companies, even assistant living homes..ect, refuse to hire in the middle of summer?
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

  10. #10
    Sounds like lots of ambition, but probably good advice. Maybe live with the parents and reduce student loan payments (IBR plan maybe if they're federal loans) while looking for a decent employer. I'm mostly familiar with automotive repair and suspect HVAC is very similar... reputation is very important and I think jumping the gun on starting your own biz has a high risk of not getting a good one.

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    here where I am at you would not legally be able to. you would have to have a master license, insurance and so on. you would not even qualify to take the masters test with no experience. this is not to discourage you but you need to work somewhere first. your area may have different regulations.

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    I might have to go undercover as a handyman to be legal

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    If you were to start your own buisiness, most likely the overhead and lack of a customer base would put you in debt so much in a hole that you could never get out. Also, with no experience you would likely ruin your reputation with the few customers you get because you will not be able to accurately and efficiently diagnose and correct hvac problems. Understand I am most bashing you, just trying to keep you from likely making a huge mistake. Once you get in the field you will understand why this is a bad idea for a green horn

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