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Specialty Locksmithing: Vending Machine Locksmith

Have you ever wanted a candy bar really bad, but you didn't have any money? For a minute there you think, "If only I could pick that lock." But you can't, because the lock is a tubular lock, and your picks are for pin and tumbler locks. Also you ...
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Guide to start locksmithing on a budget

What does this guide cover? You're looking for something new. Either you need the work because you've lost your job, or are at risk of the same, or you're tired of your job. Whatever the reason, you find yourself here, looking at these words, and asking yourself: How do I ...
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Growing Your Locksmithing Business

So, you have figured out your state's requirements. You've determined your locksmithing market. You've gone out and built your locksmithing kit, picked up some insurance, and incorporated your business. Now that you've started gathering customers, you're wondering where to go from here? Now is the time to start thinking ...
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3 Effective Ways to Get Your First Locksmith Customer

Now that you've got everything all set, it's time to go out there and get your first locksmith customer. You can do this a number of ways, from putting out ads, to sitting on the sidewalk and using a taser to keep people from walking passed your shop. Though, ...
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Incorporating your Locksmithing Business

We have a clear understanding now of your state's requirements for becoming a locksmith. We know who your target market is. We have picked up our locksmithing kit, as well as our insurance. We must be ready to go out there and get our first customers now, right? Wrong. We ...
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Locksmith General Liability Insurance

Don't go into locksmithing business without general liability insurance. Let me say that again for the folks in the back: Do not go into locksmithing business without general liability insurance! There. Now you know, so this post is over, right? Oh, I guess we should probably go over what exactly ...
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Locksmith Marketing: Determining Your Market

Marketing for a locksmith is similar to any other type of marketing, and something that you will need to get comfortable with before you start diving into the rest of the business. You need to go into the business of locksmithing understanding that you are no longer just the ...
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Building Out Your Locksmith Kit

You can't do anything without tools. That's where your locksmith kit comes in handy. No matter what you choose for your niche, you are going to need to pick up the necessary tools. Each tool in a locksmith's toolkit is there to perform a specific task. Below, I've detailed ...
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All About Locksmith Requirements In Your State

Understanding your states locksmith requirements can be... confusing... to say the least. It comes down to perception in a lot of cases. We as locksmiths have a skill set that is unique, that is scary to some, and that is highly overhyped. When people talk about locksmiths, they generally ...
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