So I am new here obviously lol. I am restarting my father's painting business in same name, been down for 3 years since his death. I wasn't working with him when that happened. But I'm sick of my 9-5 job and would rather work for myself and now understand why he did it for 40 years. I recently obtained an EIN, general liability, and registered in the state of Pennsylvania as a contractor. Business cards ordered. Sherwin-Williams account secured. Lol. Only things left to do is get a business checking account which I will open with my first job completion. And of course I need to line up some jobs, get the name back out there. Now I have had worked with him for 15 or so years and I plan on doing interior only, residential and small commercial, wall paper removal, and minor wall repair. My only real dilemma and what I need advice or opinions about is how should I do estimates for best solo success? My father died before he ever explained how he did his estimating, he kept it secret. So, anyone's input or advice on what I should do or how is welcome. I'm just nervous to make the jump completely in this economy, like how are all you other guys fairing out in the market? Should I even pursue the idea of happiness? Lol. I mean I haven't quit my job yet, was gonna try to line up a few jobs if I even get any a month ahead at least before I quit. I dunno lemme know what yinz think. I will be here.