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New business for an older guy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BobM, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. BobM

    BobM Very Active Member

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    Hello to the business I should have started 40 years ago. From age 10 I spent endless hours with an old time sign painter and always wanted to "try that". After 35 years in the truck body and equipment business (20 as an owner)I bought my first software and cutter and for 5 years did a few truck lettering jobs a month. Last year I closed my truck equipment business, got rid of all the help and overhead and opened a one man sign shop and am loving it. Still lots and lots to learn, but I love the challenge and look forward to every new experiance.
     
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  2. Capital Signs

    Capital Signs Very Active Member

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    Excellent, congrats! Welcome from the ATX!
     
  3. Rollie

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    Way to go Bob. Follow your dreams!
     
  4. SignTech

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    Welcome Bob! Happy Fireworks Day.
     
  5. itzdeb

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    Congrats and welcome, Bob! I am also in my fifties and start over and over again due to life's setbacks and raising children, health issues, etc.
    The friends you will encounter in the business here are so awesome. I hope I can repay the favors and kindness they show in business and personal life.
    Letterheads are welcome if they come to town anytime!
    Good luck in everything and keep your chin up!
     
  6. D&Tgraphics

    D&Tgraphics Very Active Member

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    Welcome from NY.............
     
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  8. high impact

    high impact Very Active Member

    Welcome to THE BIZ!
     
  9. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

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    Welcome from OK.
     
  10. GregT

    GregT Very Active Member

    a big PA welcome
     
  11. Sign Up Graphics

    Sign Up Graphics Very Active Member

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    Welcome from Skokie, IL :thumb:
     
  12. 511graphix

    511graphix Active Member

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    Welcome from Ky.... and and Best wishs on your business
     
  13. zoiko

    zoiko Member

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    I went and did many things ....... I made a lot of money, But i couldn't be happier ending up a shirt/sign guy.
     
  14. zoiko

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    oooops sorry ..... i wish you the best. And have fun .
     
  15. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    good luck Bob!
    ...and have fun!
     
  16. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Another welcome to the forums from PA
     
  17. THATgirl

    THATgirl Very Active Member

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    Hi BobM I hope you have a blast with signs! and hey, 50 isn't old dammit.
     
  18. Alphonse43

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    Welcome from Australia Bob. My story is similar to yours. I haven't formally introduced myself to the forum yet, so here goes. I did an appreticeship in Woodmaching, and then at age of 26, I started building sets in film industy. Then I moved onto lighting films, but still built the occasional set. That is where my interest in signage and cutting started. As a setbuilder I quite offten work overnight and needed to be ready for the next day. I saw an opening for overnight signage, bought my a Camm-1. Still earning my main living from film production, my love for graphics & signage remained. After 30 odd years in the industry, I felt the need to stay closer to home, and went back to sets & signage again. You guys & gals here on the forum have rekindled my love signage. Now retired from full time work, I'm learning all software and little tricks I didn't have the time to fully learn until now. Thanks for a great forum. Here's a list of some of my films, not the lot, but a good cross section.
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0285224/
    Alphonse43
     
  19. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Another PA welcome...................... I gusee to both of you... :clapping:
     
  20. geezer

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    Welcome from the sign GEEZER to both of you.
     
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