I have a couple clients in the field.
I would say, try and find a smaller to medium sized company and expect to work your ass off. Very, very few people that make good money only work 2080 a year. This business is going to be no different. If you’re going into business for yourself out of school, expect to work tirelessly, 24/7, for years on end, and then have the president tell you, that you didn’t build that.
There were some serious concerns a couple years ago that there would be a debt crisis in the industry but that seems to calmed down. A lot of banks ate shit on a lot of loans rather than foreclose and watch the shit hit the fan again.
Do yourself a favor. In the area where you live, drive around and look for “for lease/for rent” signs for commercial space. If there is a lot of it in the area you are looking to operate, you may want to consider moving. If things like liquor stores and food stores (stores that are “recession proof”) are going under, you have to think critical and move to a different area of the state or country.[/quote]
It’s becoming quite the theme having people tell me to expect to work my ass off so… I’m definitely expecting it.
Fortunately I’m currently in Regina, SK, Canada ( not Vancouver like it says). Regina is probably the best place to be in Canada economically. Currently there is a .42% vacancy rate for office space in the city, it’s absolutely insane. GDP growth is forecast at 3-4% over the next 3 years and unemployment is among the lowest in the country. The only places that are hotter are some of the small oil towns in northern Alberta, and Estevan to the south, the heart of the Bakken oil boom.