"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime."
My father once told me: Son, a man who knows how to work with his hands will never go hungry.
Three years ago, I started my business with a 200 amp arc welder, a small grinder and a drill. I built lockers for a change room and swing doors for a boat house in my first month. Altogether I made a profit of R5,200.00 on both jobs. On the 17th September, 2021, I completed a three part mezzanine "manufacture and install" job in Spartan. My invoices for the three parts of the job were in excess of R400,000.00.
It is entirely conceivable to start a business in this industry and to make a success of it!
What Does It Take?
- A desire to succeed
- Attention to detail
- Pride in the work you do
- Customer focus
- Flexibility and adaptive thinking
Who Should Do This Course?
Anybody with the aforementioned qualities:
- Enjoy working with your hands
- Creative thinking
- "Can Do" attitude
- Logical aptitude
What Can You Hope to Achieve?
Small projects get the ball rolling... As time passes, word of mouth brings in more and more business and enables you to buy more and better equipment, allowing you to take on bigger and more complex jobs.