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Old 03-23-2017, 11:20 PM   #1
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I'm looking to start a Painting business. I have the experience but do not know where to begin.....Anyone with any helpful feedback info would be great. Start, insurance appx cost etc.....
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Already own all tools and everything necessary to start and finish just about any medium size projects...(churches to be exact on size)
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Here's a good place to start:

https://www.painttalk.com/f2/new-memb...ntractor-2879/
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See what requirements, if any, are required to be a legally operating contractor in your state. For example, here in Oregon you need to have sixteen hours of class work, pass the state exam, and have a formed business with appropriate levels of insurance and bonding.

Once you can legally call yourself a contractor,have a good website up and running and let your suppliers know you have gone independent and hope for some referrals.
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I'm looking to start a Painting business. I have the experience but do not know where to begin.....Anyone with any helpful feedback info would be great. Start, insurance appx cost etc.....
I recommend you continue working for the boss while you research everything. A successful painting business will require your entire focus and effort. There's a list of requirements to get off the ground, then a longer list to continue in business, and another long list if you wish to hire employees.

The first step would be to contact whatever state department that issues business licenses in your state and tell them what you are trying to do.

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If you want a road map look up Painting Business Pro by Eric Barstow.

He has a complete road map for any newbie looking to get started in the painting industry. I brought his course and it made a dramatic impact to my systems and sales process.

Couldn't recommend it enough!
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