Welcome to Study Unit 13 of your Professional Locksmith course! You\u2019ve now
completed all the study units that deal with the actual techniques and skills of lock-
smithing. You should have all the technical skills you need to feel qualified to pursue
The next step to starting your career is determining where you want to work. To help you make this choice, Study Units 13 and 14 will provide you with a wealth of infor- mation on career possibilities. First, this study unit will show you how to go about starting your own small locksmithing business. Then, Study Unit 14 will continue with information on finding locksmithing jobs and on working in the professional locksmithing field.
\u2022Prepare a written business plan for your locksmithing business
\u2022List several possible sources of financing for your business
\u2022Explain the importance of accessibility for a business location
\u2022Describe the procedures you can use to assess your competition
\u2022List several ways to establish a business identity
\u2022Name the essential equipment you\u2019ll need when first opening your shop
\u2022Explain the steps to take in hiring employees
\u2022List and explain the various types of business records and financial statements
Planning and Setting Goals Contentsof a BusinessPlan Writing Your BusinessPlan
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