Becoming your own boss. This step is not for everyone. There are plenty of risks, but even more rewards. You’ve got to be ready for the pressure and the stress of meeting a payroll, being responsible for a team of skilled people, taking on projects and meeting deadlines. If running your own company is something you’re ready to do, you’ll find the sheet metal industry to be a challenging and growing field. Even though you may be competing with many of the men and women you’ve worked with over the years, you will find they’re ready and willing to work with you to get established. There is plenty of work around for companies that play fair, work hard and satisfy their customers. As an owner, you’ll be a respected member of the business community. You will find your ITI training an invaluable resource not only in understanding how a job gets done, but also in how our industry can add value for the entire community.