Will my startup idea work?
Ok so I am currently employed for a windshield repair company in Texas, I've been employed for 2 years almost but I am now ready to start my own windshield repair business but I have a non compete contract issue. I've been planning everything out for about 6 months now but I'm just not sure what to do about the non compete. I'm stuck on it for 2 years after termination and well the longer I wait to quit the longer I have to wait out those 2 years. As you can tell I'm ready to get things rolling. I really don't see myself winning any case because I am going to be doing the exact same work with very similar tools. I'm not taking any other employee with me and I am not taking any customers with me. There are no trade secrets in windshield repair, everyone does windshield repair the same way, you create a vacuum and then you inject an epoxy resin, BIG SECRET RIGHT!? The contract says I can't work in Harris County but I'm actually looking to start it in Montgomery county. if that matters idk. Should I even start putting DBA in my name or business licences in my name or etc? I was thinking about having my father open the business for me, putting everything in his name. But my father will have nothing to do with the business at all. I will then quit my job and start working the business myself. Like actually doing the labor and day to day operations. I do have bills to pay so in order to keep the IRS off my back I will get a part time night job at McDonald or something while during the day I'm working the windshield repair. Then after 2 years of doing that routine, my non compete will expire. Then I will have my father give me the business, write everything 100% over to my name. It seems risky but not really. It's definetly not illegal. It can't be. Yes the business will be in my father's name while I'm doing all the labor for free basically. The business will make money, not me. And in order to keep the IRS from wondering how paying my bills they will see that I'm still employed, even if it is just a part time night shift at McDonalds. This idea can work right?
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