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Have you met many other female locksmiths in the industry or in your area?
Our distributor has one who works at their store and I know there’s another female locksmith in Portland. I have not met her.
Have you met many other locksmiths under 30?
No, the trend in our area is older locksmiths. There are a lot retiring right now. That’s why we thought it was a good idea to get into the business right now.
So how much competition do you have?
We see a lot more national security companies like Pop-A-Lock going into residential and commercial business, expanding their horizons. I wonder if that’s going to a trend – more national companies taking over some of the local accounts. At our local shopping mall, the stores are national chains, and we handle some accounts, but others may be turning to national service providers.
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