well my boss ticked me off so i decided to go on my own! i have been painting for 20 or so years so i know the ins and outs of the trade. should have liscense this week and insurance ,what else should do i need? i have most of my own equipment sprayer ,ladders ,dropp,ect. i was doing alot of side work at night and on weekends, it just happened that someone i gave a bid to also called my boss for a bid when he didnt get the job he drove by and saw my truck there and knocked on door the home owner let him in and then he started going off on me for taking his work,told me if i didnt walk off job that iwas fired ,well i didnt leave but took him outside so the home owner wouldnt have to hear him, i told him if i was getting more hours iwouldnt have to do side work plus more $. he was only working me 25 -30 hrs week after 11 years working for him.