Hey friends. Just wanted to announce that early January of this year, I applied to North Carolina to take the electrical exam. On March 1st, after taking a solid exam prep course led by Jeff Rodriguez, I took and passed the exam on my first try and got a score of 87 in 5 hr and 20 minutes.
I just received my notification from the state that my NC electrical contractors license was granted!
I don't mean for this to become a thread about the $#@!tiness of licensing, and yes I agree that it is retarded that someone can't hire who they want to do what job that person is offering to do. But, I am happy with my score, and some very intense weeks of preparation paid off in a nice way. From what I gather the exam has a 17% passing rate.
So here I am at a crossroads in life. My wife works full time and I do as well, but we are due to deliver our 3rd baby (girl #3) in a few short weeks. She will stay home on maternity leave for a couple months following the delivery, and then I want to get her in a position where she can cut her hours to spend more time with the kids. I would like to go full time into business for myself but the timing is tough because the instability coming at a time where she will be out of work doesn't seem wise, and my current job is stable, pays top dollar, and is enjoyable.
Anyone here experienced with starting a small service based company? Any good references or tips would be greatly appreciated.
I opened a QuickBooks account and have registered for sales and use tax ID from the state and intend to go part time (weekends and evenings) for some time to build cash in the business account. I already have more work than I can do by myself in that limited time, but not sure if it's enough to go full time.
Eh this went longer than i intended, but just wanted to share with you guys.
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