Starting Business

Originally Posted By: Lisa Webster
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My husband is interested in starting our own home inspection business. I need to get information on how to get started. He is currently self-employed as a carpenter, but looking to make things slightly easier on his body. I have a few questions, if someone would be willing to share advice


What do you need as far as licensing, insurance, workers compensation, etc.?
Also, as far as our business name, should we keep it separate from the construction busines? We're afraid some people might think we're trying to scam them, but on the other hand I hate to go thru the hassle of the fictitious name, and expense of a second company?
What recommendations do you have for starting?
We'd appreciate any help you can offer.
Thank you,
lisa


Originally Posted By: ekartal
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Hi Lisa,


Are you near Tampa? ITA is a good school and they have open houses.


Erol Kartal


Originally Posted By: rzimmerman
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Lisa,


If the new Home Inspector bill passes you will need 80 hours of proper training + pass a test+ Liability Ins. You will not be able to work on any home you inspect for 1 year. You can not inspect homes which you have any interest in.


Everything else is not much different than his present business.

Oh ya, you have to suck up to Realtors ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif)


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Rob Z.
www.RZinspections.com