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 Post subject: Apprentice moving on to business owner
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:39 am 
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Whats up guys,

So I've been in the floor business a little over 6 years in central FL with my father. Started the day I turned 18. I've learned a lot about various different carpets, vinyl, wood tile and all the strange hybrids in between. I've been on simple 10x12 bedrooms to large complex commercial gigs. I'll be the first to admit I still have things to learn. Why on here is over my time in the trade I've come to realize I LOVE installing wood. I get very passionate about it, more so than any other material. Long story short I'm at my pay cap and it's time for me to get my own truck. My father doesn't seem to believe I/we can transition into a "wood speciality" business. I understand it will cut my job opportunity Way down making this transition.

My question to all you is how would you make the transition and hit me with some real views I may not be seeing while looking at this dream. Much appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: Apprentice moving on to business owner
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:54 am 
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The world needs more wood floor layers and finishers. Refinishing floors will be the most important part of a wood floor business. The more jobs you complete well, the more word of mouth will help get jobs.
Follow installation guide of the national hardwood floor association, or read the directions that come with a new product.


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 Post subject: Re: Apprentice moving on to business owner
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:33 am 
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That's an exciting transition. I'd echo what was just said a bit. And also add that it seems easier to find specialty customers when you "niche" down to offering certain services. You can also setup stuff like a Facebook page, a website, and all that jazz so people can find you.

But at the end of the day, one job after the other, and doing great work is the best way to grow.


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