Starting any business can be very difficult especially if you have no experience running a business. You would have many things to worry about from business licenses and permits to securing funding, hiring employees and acquiring the necessary equipment needed. Truly it can be frustrating.
When it comes to plumbing businesses, your business would revolve around offering plumbing services to people from small tasks like fixing leaks and cleaning drains to big projects like pipe instalments. While starting a plumbing business may be difficult, the plumbing industry does offer numerous opportunities for plumbers as the plumbing industry is always in demand.
To help you out a bit, here is a simple step-by-step guide to starting a plumbing business.
- First thing you would have to do is to get the proper licenses and permits. No business could ever operate legally without licenses and permits. For plumbing businesses, the owner should be a qualified plumber before he could operate a business. This means you would have to go through an apprenticeship which can last for a few years as well as taking the necessary courses for plumbing. To become a licensed plumber, you would have to take and pass a Journeyman’s test. Your business will need a tax identification number along with insurance to make sure your clients will be safe and secure.
- Once you have acquired all the necessary legal documents to operate a business, your next task would be getting the right equipment that you will use to operate your business. This would include all the plumbing tools that you and your employees will use. You would also need a vehicle, preferably a van, to use for transport.
- If needed, you would have to find people who will serve as your employees to help you tackle plumbing jobs more effectively.
- Advertisement is your last but most important priority because through marketing and advertising you would be able to introduce your business to people. You may have the best emergency plumbing service out there but if people don’t know about you then everything is all for naught.