Already own a sign business or work in one? Interested in the sign industry and want to start your own sign shop? Well, you have picked a great field and one that is close to my heart. THE GOOD: The beautiful thing about owning a sign company is that it allows a level of freedom that few people ever get a chance to enjoy in this life. There is freedom to create, design, meet people, travel the world, make a profit, take interesting vacations and, most importantly, the freedom to LIVE your life. Needless to say, many would love to make this a reality in their own lives. THE BAD: Owning or running a sign business is NOT, contrary to some opinions, a way to get rich quick (of course, if you figure out a way, please let the rest of us know). Being in the sign business is definitely NOT as easy as cutting some vinyl letters and sticking them on a banner. If you truly want to be successful designing and making signs then you better be prepared to work very hard, learn about everything from computers to welding and, most importantly, be ready to learn how a business really runs.