Thinking Of Starting A Painting Company Of Your Own?
Here Are Some Things You Need To Know
You can just wake up one and decide you want to become one of the many existing painters Pittsburgh you see regularly. Painters have to get educated and become licensed. Painters also need a business plan of some kind if they are to be taken seriously.
Here are some of the common questions we get, and the answers you need to know.
1)Do I need to be licensed?
Yes, you do. Every state has its own licensing process. Say, for example, you want to be licensed in California. Antone who owns a firm that works on projects that total up to $500 or greater, you need to become licensed through the California Contractors State License Board(CSLB).
There are other laws too. However, you are better off looking up your own state to find out what you need.
2)What happens when something goes wrong(with a client)?
It is an unspoken rule(law) in the world of painting that you ask for referrals. That means, if something goes wrong, you need to ask why? Most customers will give you an honest reply as to why something did not work out.
Ask them so you know what you need to do better next time. You will most likely run into a customer similar to the one you have now. Find out what they want so you can make the corrections in the future.
3)How do you market yourself?
You need to market yourself as a top-quality professional. You never say you are a mid-market service provider.
One Final Note
One a basic level, most companies need to have residential and commercial licensing and bonding. That way you do not have to deal with any legal issues. Some states will require you to register with Consumer Protections, while other states will require you to register with the Department of Revenue/
Once again, there is no way to pinpoint an actual law or requirement for every state because each state is different. You are encouraged to go online and research the details yourself.