Glad you got a job. Your daily experiences will help you grow as a tech. Best way to learn is to work. I am located very close to Freds, althougth he's not really my competition. I know several of his techs pretty well. On his business side, He has about 8 appliance techs (may be a few more or less), also does HVAC and I've seen a Freds Home Services van which does Handyman type work. So Freds is pretty big around here. His appliance side does alot of warranty work, which I don't do. Good way to keep all the techs busy. Fred also used to teach an appliance class at the local community college, although I'm not sure if he is still doing that.
Once you get the experience, then you might want to start out on your own. But I would just work now and suck up all of the info and experience you can. Congratulations. Stay in touch with us.