A friend was seeking my advice a few days ago about the business that he wants to put up once the pandemic is over. He said, “I am thinking of opening a welding shop in my town soon. What do you think about it?”
Since I have been to his hometown before, I know he won’t have much competition. So, I naturally told my friend to go for it. His reaction to that, however, caught me by surprise.
“Thank you so much for supporting my idea. Everyone in my family has been opposing it vocally, telling me to stick to my day job. But welding has always been my hobby, and it’s time to make money out of it.”
Although I get that my friend’s loved ones only care about him, I agree that it is best to start a business post-pandemic because:
Construction Will Undoubtedly Resume Post-Pandemic
The first reason why opening a local welding shop is an excellent idea is that all the delayed or postponed construction projects will resume after the pandemic. Nothing seems problematic about it at first glance; the contractors can start making money again. However, the resumption of work may entail that the previous scheduling that they have done may no longer apply, and they need to let go of some projects.
New contractors have a better shot at snagging vacated deals because of that. If you are one of the few businesses that provide welding services in town, you may have one project after another. Hence, you may be able to earn back your investment faster than expected.
You Can Offer Jobs To People
It is no secret that many people are jobless these days. Some have no choice but to wait for their neighbors to give them meals. Others jeopardize their health by going outside to look for food scraps or, worse, become homeless.
When your business starts operating, you can hire as many skilled individuals as possible to complete your projects. They can get paid daily or hourly—that’s okay. What matters is that they no longer need to stoop too low to get by and risk losing their self-respect.
It Will Be Ideal For The Economy
In truth, a lot of friends and family may worry about your decision to open a local welding shop post-pandemic, and you can do nothing but listen to them. They assume that no one will be looking for welders at this time or that the economy is in bad shape, so it is suicidal to think of being a new business owner. However, I believe that opening more business will help the economy to thrive again.
For instance, a shop may be small, but it can give a job to at least three individuals who have been laid off during the pandemic. That’s three more people with renewed buying power. When they buy anything in the market, other businesses will have an income. Before you know it, the economy will be rising slowly but surely.
Making the people around you realize that you are not out of your mind for wanting to open a local welding shop post-pandemic will never happen overnight. After all, you still need to prepare your business permits and workshop and look for clients, and the former can take more than two weeks. Even when everything is ready, they may try to discourage you from pushing through with the launch.
Despite all that, you should stand your ground. Opening a new business is ideal not only for you but also for other people and the economy. The world needs dauntless people like you now more than ever. Good luck!