Own business: laying fireplaces
In most cases, only wealthy people can afford to have a fireplace in the house. However, many owners of private homes sooner or later think about installing a fireplace – today it carries not only a practical function, but also creates an atmosphere of warmth and homeliness. There is always a demand for installing fireplaces, and it cannot be called too low, and therefore an entrepreneur can open his own business based only on this type of construction work.
In any large city today there is often not even one office that offers its customers the possibility of laying fireplaces. Moreover, this direction of construction took shape in an independent type of business, and many companies offer only this service, sometimes with some attendant ones, for example, installing a fire system or decorating the space in front of the fireplace with stone or other materials. Entering this market, however, is not too difficult, because consumers are not always served by masters of their craft, many of these entrepreneurs are self-taught who simply decided to pursue a quick profit. This is not surprising, because to start such a business a very small start-up capital may be enough, but for a serious organization you will have to invest a little more. But one way or another, at first small frivolous offices and naturally individual entrepreneurs (that is, working alone in general) can be a serious hindrance, because people trust the newly-emerged company to an even lesser extent. In small cities it’s hard to find a professional company that deals with the professional laying of fireplaces, this is done either by the homeowners themselves (sometimes with sad consequences), or by local magicians, or craftsmen invited from big cities. In the first two cases, quality suffers, in the third – it comes out too expensive.
Elite villages can be a good place to start, however, for the most part there are initially fireplaces in the houses. You can take your place in the market by providing better services, for this the entrepreneur (if he does this himself) or his employees must be true professionals in their field, know exactly how and what to install. The ability to provide additional services also has a positive effect on customer acquisition. And finally, if you set more favorable prices, at least for the first time, you can also quickly conquer a significant part of the market.
To get started, you will need to register as a business entity. The easiest way to register as an individual entrepreneur is that it will take a little time, require a little time and effort from a businessman, and subsequently it will be much easier to deal with tax and accounting reporting. Also, an individual entrepreneur has the right to immediately take all the profits for himself and dispose of it as he pleases. If there is a need to register a legal entity, then the preferred form is a limited liability company. This is due to the fact that a limited liability company has the right, like individual entrepreneurs, to use a simplified taxation system, which involves transferring to the state’s benefit no more than 6% of income or 15% of operating profit. The activity itself falls within the definition (OKPD 2) 43.99 Other specialized construction activities not included in other groups.
Currently, a license is no longer required to work in construction, but entry into a self-regulatory organization is required, which is responsible for monitoring the activities of construction organizations. To join the SRO, you will need to study the requirements of a suitable self-regulatory organization, usually only companies that engage in a narrow profile of activity accept such associations. In other cases, a very significant entry fee will be required. There are also special companies that help with joining self-regulatory organizations, but they will require a lot of money from the applicant for their services. Membership in the SRO provides, however, not only some responsibilities, but also benefits. Firstly, it’s professional help, the ability to directly contact other organizations, sometimes SRO helps even with finding customers, and sometimes it distributes orders between companies. In general, with the right choice of a self-regulatory organization, you can really get very tangible help, especially at the stages of establishing your business. Also, in some cases, permission of the Ministry of Emergencies for some types of work may be required, and the SRO will also act as an assistant here.
Next, you need to decide on the format of your work. The easiest option is to work alone, if the entrepreneur himself is a master, in this case it will be enough for him to hire several assistants who will carry out simple tasks. However, this format of work cannot be called ideal.