Own business: welding

Work Welder Welding Labor Heavy Steel Iron

In the construction business, there are several areas that are available even with a small amount of initial investment, that is, those that can be attributed to small businesses. One of these areas is the provision of welding services, this can be done by an entrepreneur almost alone, having relatively small capacities. However, you need to understand that in this direction there are usually many other enterprises that specialize exclusively in welding, in general, the level of competition is usually quite high, even in small towns there will be many other companies that are engaged only in welding or even a large list of additional services, in including complex construction work. In this regard, it makes sense to think about opening a company that deals not only with welding, 

A beginner in this direction will generally have to concentrate on finding clients and earning a reputation at first, and this will not be easy, especially if there are several good companies that do their job well and have been on the market for several years. However, given the considerable demand for such services, there may be enough work for everyone, because both ordinary people and large organizations turn to welders.

To get started, you need to register as a business entity. Here you can simply become an individual entrepreneur – if you plan a small amount of work and cooperation mainly with private individuals – or register your own legal entity; the best option is a limited liability company, because here, as in the case of individual entrepreneurship, a simplified taxation system will be available, which involves transferring no more than 6% of income or 15% of operating profit to the state. At the same time, the LLC is not liable with its own property, and the amount of the state fee is only 4 thousand rubles. True, opening a legal entity is advisable only in the case of cooperation with medium and large enterprises, as well as large volumes of work. That is, already at this stage it is worth deciding on the format of your activity, placing a bet on individuals or enterprises. However, the process of registering a business entity is a simple step, because after it it is worth obtaining membership in a self-regulatory organization. It is impossible to work without joining the SRO, according to the law, all firms that offer welding work must be under the supervision of a special organization. First you need to find a suitable SRO in general, usually these are building self-regulatory organizations that unite many companies involved in very different services. That is, look for a fairly simple construction SRO, there are quite a lot of them today, even in small towns you can find a company of this kind, but each of them always has its own conditions for entry. The general requirement can be called the need to comply with all the conditions that relate to the implementation of its workflow, that is, a company that wants to become a member of an SRO must have the appropriate equipment, as well as personnel, which includes specialists of the selected profile with relevant experience and education. Currently, it is the self-regulatory organization that is responsible for the activities of construction organizations, therefore it checks them before issuing a work permit. However, each SRO determines the amount of fees to be paid by incoming members. In some SROs, a special insurance fund is also formed, into which any incoming company contributes a certain amount. It can be quite large, on the order of several hundred thousand rubles. There is also an entry fee which is usually small. And in some companies monthly contributions are provided, although not every SRO has this. In general, before concluding an agreement, it is worth contacting several organizations in order to decide on the most suitable one, here the entrepreneur has a huge number of opportunities, because the SRO can help a lot in work, because through it you can sometimes find clients or just business partners. business. In the future, everything will also be much easier, because, having been working for a well-known company for more than a year, you can count on some help and simplify the process of obtaining permission for new types of work. it is worth contacting several organizations to decide on the most suitable one, here an entrepreneur has a huge number of opportunities, because an SRO can help a lot in work, because through it you can sometimes find clients or just business partners. In the future, everything will also be much easier, because, having been working for a well-known company for more than a year, you can count on some help and simplify the process of obtaining permission for new types of work. it is worth contacting several organizations to decide on the most suitable one, here an entrepreneur has a huge number of opportunities, because an SRO can help a lot in work, because through it you can sometimes find clients or just business partners. In the future, everything will also be much easier, because, having been working for a well-known company for more than a year, you can count on some help and simplify the process of obtaining permission for new types of work.

But back to welding. To organize your activities, you need to find at least a small office that will act as a representative office of the company. Although some companies work simply by phone or via the Internet, their masters immediately arrive at the place of work after the settlement of all issues. An office up to 30 m 2 in size will be enough for work, you can rent such a room for an amount of 20-30 thousand rubles a month, only if it is not a well-known business center – it is more expensive there. However, the cost of rent varies greatly depending on the city of work and the location in it, a company that offers its customers welding work does not have to be located in central areas, and, moreover, business ones, which reduces the cost of rent. In general, you can find the best option depending on the chosen format of work; for example, when cooperating with individuals, it makes sense to open a representative office on the territory of a residential area, and with companies – where a huge number of other construction companies are located. In the office, in addition to a simple administrative place, you need to have at least a small warehouse, even rather a utility room, for storing equipment. Certainly, large companies are forced to rent large premises because they have a lot of employees and a lot of equipment that is used in various jobs. The internal arrangement of the office does not require too much money, here within 50 thousand you can buy all the necessary furniture and equipment (this is the amount for the smallest representative office). In general, as it was noted, it is possible to work without an office at all, it can be the house or apartment of the entrepreneur, because all negotiations can take place on the territory of the customer. At the same time, it will be possible to evaluate the work on the spot and name the cost of services. The internal arrangement of the office does not require too much money, here within 50 thousand you can buy all the necessary furniture and equipment (this is the amount for the smallest representative office). In general, as it was noted, it is possible to work without an office at all, it can be the house or apartment of the entrepreneur, because all negotiations can take place on the territory of the customer. At the same time, it will be possible to evaluate the work on the spot and name the cost of services. The internal arrangement of the office does not require too much money, here within 50 thousand you can buy all the necessary furniture and equipment (this is the amount for the smallest representative office). In general, as it was noted, it is possible to work without an office at all, it can be the house or apartment of the entrepreneur, because all negotiations can take place on the territory of the customer. At the same time, it will be possible to evaluate the work on the spot and name the cost of services.

The next step in organizing your work is the acquisition of the necessary equipment. For welding work, very simple devices may be sufficient, while their number will not be large. But you need to understand that the types of welding can be different, and they must be used in each case, depending on the characteristics of the work. There is arc, there is plasma, there is gas, there is argon and many other types of welding, additional devices are used, for example, these are special cutters, extension cords, and converters. In general, to perform very simple welding work, you need an inverter, a burner and a transformer, the cost of such a kit rarely exceeds 100 thousand rubles. For example, a simple inverter costs 20 thousand rubles, additional devices for it – the same amount. However, the cost of equipment lies in a wide range, because there may be more productive and functional devices. Also, for example, plasma welding requires the purchase of more expensive devices, the cost of which can reach 100 thousand rubles, and sometimes much higher. In addition, you need to buy special clothes, the cost of a set can exceed 10 thousand rubles – and this is for one person. 

Of course, some entrepreneurs save money by purchasing used equipment or cheap Chinese counterparts, although they usually cost not much cheaper than Russian devices. It is also worth thinking about how exactly workers will arrive at the place of work, and this may require the purchase of a car. You can buy a very simple car for 200 thousand rubles, it will be a simple Gazelle-type van, of course, not new and not in the best condition, but in the case when workers are forced to transport a large amount of equipment, the car will become indispensable. If, of course, employees have their own personal transport, then it may not be necessary to purchase a car for the organization. Summing up, we can say that for one team of welders (2-3 people) you need 100-150 thousand rubles for clothing and equipment (minimum), a small business can manage with one team, however, in cooperation with a sufficiently large number of customers, it will already be necessary to hire several teams. In large firms, there are a considerable number of employees who make up teams engaged in different types of work.

Yes, we need to dwell a little more on the staffing. So, to form a team, you need 1-2 welders and in addition also a person who will be the head of this team, but also performing welding work. Simple tasks are generally able to be performed by one person, so sometimes an entrepreneur can complete all orders himself without recourse to third-party labor. Usually people receive some small fixed salary, as well as a percentage of the work done, in many companies the salary of employees in general is entirely a percentage of the cost of the order. They usually take the most part for themselves, in this regard, the entrepreneur is interested in receiving a sufficiently large number of orders. So, people usually take for themselves at least 70% of the cost of work, although this indicator may vary depending on the experience of the employees, on the complexity, and also on how it was possible to agree in general. The entrepreneur himself can also take part in the work. If he is not a welder, he can perform administrative and organizational work, without the need to hire an additional person. In general, for a small enterprise, more people will not be required – one or two teams, as well as a person who just sits in the office and negotiates, while all business processes that are not related to making a profit by the organization can be transferred to outsourcing. This includes, for example, bookkeeping, as well as the security of your premises, if it is not provided by the landlord (and if there is a need for it at all, that is, expensive equipment was bought). as well as how it was possible to agree in general. The entrepreneur himself can also take part in the work. If he is not a welder, he can perform administrative and organizational work, without the need to hire an additional person. In general, for a small enterprise, more people will not be required – one or two teams, as well as a person who just sits in the office and negotiates, while all business processes that are not related to making a profit by the organization can be transferred to outsourcing. This includes, for example, bookkeeping, as well as the security of your premises, if it is not provided by the landlord (and if there is a need for it at all, that is, expensive equipment was bought). as well as how it was possible to agree in general. The entrepreneur himself can also take part in the work. If he is not a welder, he can perform administrative and organizational work, without the need to hire an additional person. In general, for a small enterprise, more people will not be required – one or two teams, as well as a person who just sits in the office and negotiates, while all business processes that are not related to making a profit by the organization can be transferred to outsourcing. This includes, for example, bookkeeping, as well as the security of your premises, if it is not provided by the landlord (and if there is a need for it at all, that is, expensive equipment was bought). If he is not a welder, he can perform administrative and organizational work, without the need to hire an additional person. In general, for a small enterprise, more people will not be required – one or two teams, as well as a person who just sits in the office and negotiates, while all business processes that are not related to making a profit by the organization can be transferred to outsourcing. This includes, for example, bookkeeping, as well as the security of your premises, if it is not provided by the landlord (and if there is a need for it at all, that is, expensive equipment was bought). If he is not a welder, he can perform administrative and organizational work, without the need to hire an additional person. In general, for a small enterprise, more people will not be required – one or two teams, as well as a person who just sits in the office and negotiates, while all business processes that are not related to making a profit by the organization can be transferred to outsourcing. This includes, for example, bookkeeping, as well as the security of your premises, if it is not provided by the landlord (and if there is a need for it at all, that is, expensive equipment was bought). as well as a person who just sits in the office and negotiates, while all business processes that are not related to making a profit by the organization can be outsourced. This includes, for example, bookkeeping, as well as the security of your premises, if it is not provided by the landlord (and if there is a need for it at all, that is, expensive equipment was bought). as well as a person who just sits in the office and negotiates, while all business processes that are not related to making a profit by the organization can be outsourced. This includes, for example, bookkeeping, as well as the security of your premises, if it is not provided by the landlord (and if there is a need for it at all, that is, expensive equipment was bought).

It is worth paying a lot of attention to promoting your services, because there are enough offers on the market, and it can be difficult for consumers to choose an office that will do the work. In small towns, it is worth betting on word of mouth, in general, a positive reputation can attract a considerable number of customers, but it will take a long time until it is earned, so you also need to think over your marketing concept to get started. It is worth thinking about creating your own website or at least pages on social networks, this will allow you to directly contact potential consumers, as well as receive job applications with the necessary parameters. Some firms employ sales representatives who contact the company’s management and offer them similar solutions; that is, finding some firm, who is busy repairing or building their own buildings, you can offer them your services. Although in this direction it is still more effective not to search for clients on your own, but to provide information about yourself so that the client can contact if necessary. Also, cooperation with any construction companies that are not engaged in welding can be a good undertaking. Then you can conclude a partnership agreement and offer your customers a wider range of services; in this case, the customer orders a set of works, and in fact people from different companies work. The main thing for an entrepreneur is to occupy a certain part of the market as quickly as possible, constantly be present on it and attract more and more new customers through a marketing campaign. Without it, the work will not move, because there are enough offers on the market. you can offer them your services. Although in this direction it is still more effective not to search for clients on your own, but to provide information about yourself so that the client can contact if necessary. Also, cooperation with any construction companies that are not engaged in welding can be a good undertaking. Then you can conclude a partnership agreement and offer your customers a wider range of services; in this case, the customer orders a set of works, and in fact people from different companies work. The main thing for an entrepreneur is to occupy a certain part of the market as quickly as possible, constantly be present on it and attract more and more new customers through a marketing campaign. Without it, the work will not move, because there are enough offers on the market. you can offer them your services. Although in this direction it is still more effective not to search for clients on your own, but to provide information about yourself so that the client can contact if necessary. Also, cooperation with any construction companies that are not engaged in welding can be a good undertaking. Then you can conclude a partnership agreement and offer your customers a wider range of services; in this case, the customer orders a set of works, and in fact people from different companies work. The main thing for an entrepreneur is to occupy a certain part of the market as quickly as possible, constantly be present on it and attract more and more new customers through a marketing campaign. Without it, the work will not move, because there are enough offers on the market. but to give information about yourself so that the client can contact if necessary. Also, cooperation with any construction companies that are not engaged in welding can be a good undertaking. Then you can conclude a partnership agreement and offer your customers a wider range of services; in this case, the customer orders a set of works, and in fact people from different companies work. The main thing for an entrepreneur is to occupy a certain part of the market as quickly as possible, constantly be present on it and attract more and more new customers through a marketing campaign. Without it, the work will not move, because there are enough offers on the market. but to give information about yourself so that the client can contact if necessary. Also, cooperation with any construction companies that are not engaged in welding can be a good undertaking. Then you can conclude a partnership agreement and offer your customers a wider range of services; in this case, the customer orders a set of works, and in fact people from different companies work. The main thing for an entrepreneur is to occupy a certain part of the market as quickly as possible, constantly be present on it and attract more and more new customers through a marketing campaign. Without it, the work will not move, because there are enough offers on the market. Then you can conclude a partnership agreement and offer your customers a wider range of services; in this case, the customer orders a set of works, and in fact people from different companies work. The main thing for an entrepreneur is to occupy a certain part of the market as quickly as possible, constantly be present on it and attract more and more new customers through a marketing campaign. Without it, the work will not move, because there are enough offers on the market. Then you can conclude a partnership agreement and offer your customers a wider range of services; in this case, the customer orders a set of works, and in fact people from different companies work. The main thing for an entrepreneur is to occupy a certain part of the market as quickly as possible, constantly be present on it and attract more and more new customers through a marketing campaign. Without it, the work will not move, because there are enough offers on the market.

The cost of work, of course, varies greatly depending on the volume and complexity. When working with individuals, the average price tag is 3-5 thousand rubles – this is the approximate cost of a couple of hours of work, excluding the purchase of additional materials. When using other technologies, the price changes, and in general, even an experienced welder cannot always just call the exact price over the phone; this can be done only after arriving at the facility and after evaluating all the parameters. It is especially difficult if you have to deal with welding complex metal structures, then engineers are generally added to the appraisers, who calculate the work and the features of its implementation, many parameters must be taken into account here, including for safety purposes. That is, when working with individuals and simple orders, two welders are enough – a master and an apprentice – and for complex work, a staff of different specialists is needed, some of which have higher education. So, when working with individuals, you should not count on a large profit from one order, here payment is often hourly or even per minute, and the cost of work can be generally very low – 500-600 rubles; although many welders indicate the minimum cost of the order, that is, almost no one takes on very small calls. and the cost of work can be generally very low – 500-600 rubles; although many welders indicate the minimum cost of the order, that is, almost no one takes on very small calls. and the cost of work can be generally very low – 500-600 rubles; although many welders indicate the minimum cost of the order, that is, almost no one takes on very small calls. 

When working with legal entities, and especially at a construction site, the cost of performing work can reach several tens of thousands of rubles, and sometimes exceed a hundred (but this is with a very large amount of work and the creation of complex structures). Now you can roughly calculate the profit of the entrepreneur himself. If his company took 10 orders per month for 5 thousand rubles, then the entrepreneur himself will receive only 15 thousand rubles, taking into account that a team of welders takes 70% of the cost. Of course, this is not so much, especially since the masters take an even larger percentage (otherwise it is more profitable for them to work alone). But even 10 orders per month is an indicator of a naturally just opened office, with development, the flow of customers will be many times greater. However, when cooperating directly with enterprises, the entrepreneur himself can receive more in percentage terms, because now his employees get a unique opportunity to enter an expensive project, which they will never get in private practice. Therefore, developed offices often expand the field of their activities and switch to cooperation with legal entities, having previously worked exclusively with individuals. In general, such a business is distinguished by not too high initial investments (having funds up to half a million rubles, you can open a good office, very tolerably equipped), and the level of profit with proper planning and constant development can be very high. Those who are interested in the construction business should consider this direction. because now his employees have a unique opportunity to enter an expensive project, which in private practice they will never get. Therefore, developed offices often expand the field of their activities and switch to cooperation with legal entities, having previously worked exclusively with individuals. In general, such a business is distinguished by not too high initial investments (having funds up to half a million rubles, you can open a good office, very tolerably equipped), and the level of profit with proper planning and constant development can be very high. Those who are interested in the construction business should consider this direction. because now his employees have a unique opportunity to enter an expensive project, which in private practice they will never get. Therefore, developed offices often expand the field of their activities and switch to cooperation with legal entities, having previously worked exclusively with individuals. In general, such a business is distinguished by not too high initial investments (having funds up to half a million rubles, you can open a good office, very tolerably equipped), and the level of profit with proper planning and constant development can be very high. Those who are interested in the construction business should consider this direction. Therefore, developed offices often expand the field of their activities and switch to cooperation with legal entities, having previously worked exclusively with individuals. In general, such a business is distinguished by not too high initial investments (having funds up to half a million rubles, you can open a good office, very tolerably equipped), and the level of profit with proper planning and constant development can be very high. Those who are interested in the construction business should consider this direction. Therefore, developed offices often expand the field of their activities and switch to cooperation with legal entities, having previously worked exclusively with individuals. In general, such a business is distinguished by not too high initial investments (having funds up to half a million rubles, you can open a good office, very tolerably equipped), and the level of profit with proper planning and constant development can be very high. Those who are interested in the construction business should consider this direction. and the level of profit with proper planning and constant development can be very high. 

Those who are interested in the construction business should consider this direction. and the level of profit with proper planning and constant development can be very high. Those who are interested in the construction business should consider this direction.

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