the Lockie Business is getting harder and more watered Down,in the sea side town where i live there is 6 locksmiths, and plus the Nationals as well, I have spent 6k and still spending,on tools ,van stock as well, "PINKY" is right what hes says, your cant think your a fully City & guilds Lockie in 2 Days, NDE is the way forward,driller Killers are out.
I have been a Lockie for 3 years,and still consider myself a novice, I know "PINKY"
from other forms a good sound Guy,and a top Lockie, you Learn new stuff every time you go out on a job,and never stop learning thats whats "Great" about being a "Lockie" I must add-mitt there is times when i have felt like jack-in but then the phone rings, my website works for me, the yellow pages is S**t ,But its what ever works for you,best add is word of mouth so don't rip people off ,in my small town word soon gets around,Don't take the P**s do a good job,all ways use dust Sheets when fitting a Lock respect other peoples property.
If you naff a job up or Drill a Lock replace it for free.
Good Luck all