I would like the groups professional opinion on getting started in the locksmith business. I have completed a home course which contained great information, but as the FAQ states is far from complete nor contains useful tricks of the trade. Also in my course of learning I have found that there are many tools which will be needed to run an efficient business which can cost quite a bit of money. Correct me if I am wrong, but I feel that it is probably more cost effective to learn a bit of the basics and then apprentice with an established locksmith and collect the proper tools over time and then consider going out on my own. If an apprenticeship is the best way to go then what would the best way be to go about getting one? Do I call up various locksmiths and see if they are willing to take me under their wing? What would make you consider taking on an apprentice?
Thanks Matt in Louisiana
A note to anyone considering buying a home course: Most of these courses seem to be basic and in my oppinion are way over priced. If I could learn the basics over again I would purchase Tech-Train Productions "Basic Locksmithing #1" Video or DVD (Which I got from my course) and purchasing the tools needed for the basics seperately off of the internet. Also the books listed in the FAQ have a wealth of information.