I’m 25 years old still in college and trying to finish it. I’m trying to major in Accounting and finance, but I always wanted to run a business. I have started a couple of business and failed at it. I have experience in the Auto Detailing, auto window film and would also like to learn more about residential and commercial window film.
I’m literally broke, due to donating my time to help an aunt of mine while in school. I only have $150 to invest and I invested it in window cleaning tools I get then this Tuesday after July 4.
I found out today that my parents house may be in a financing mess after making payments for 14 years straight. I’m more motivated to get this window cleaning business going.
So far my plan is to practice all night on Tuesday when I get my tools. Will be going out the next day to test the market and see if I can at least make my investment back.
P.S Am I the only one that can’t see this forum in chrome in my laptop? I’m typing this from my phone.
Joining this forum was a good move. There’s tons of “buried treasure” to unearth using the search function. Also, many guys with massive amounts of experience freely share their wisdom. I’m just starting this season too and this community has already been invaluable.
Keep at it. Starting a business is like pushing a boulder. Work hard and it moves little-by-little. Keep pushing constantly. I think a lot of people that fail don’t keep pushing. It doesn’t mean you have to put in 12 hours a day, but it means you have to consistently put in effort. If you stop pushing, the boulder stops rolling.
I was part-time starting out, but from our official kick-off (about 5.5 years ago) we had work every week. It can snowball quickly. if you can put in 12 hours a day, it will grow quicker. But if you can only put in 2 hours/day, that’s fine. Just stay after it and it will grow. It will be slower, but it will still grow.
I have to be in 2 different states all year. My plan is to slowly build the business in both states, I will be filing taxes as Sole proprietorship, my concern is would the insurance cover me anywhere I may perform a window cleaning service?
Great post @TJGibson8 the combined knowledge between the current and past members is invaluable in my opinion, most of the time if you have have a question it has been covered on the forum at one point or another.
Welcome to the forum ! I think most of us had a sink or swim start at this. It is very difficult to get started. You made a smart move joining, there is a ton of information here. If I was you keep practicing your technique and start practicing your salesman pitch. Two very important things to focus on. Good luck man.