Start & Run a Handyman Business

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ISBN: 978-1-55180-598-6

Number of pages: 136

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Anyone who enjoys fixing things and has the skills to do it can make a successful career with his or her own handyman business.

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With the easy-to-read tips and business strategies taught in this book, readers will learn how to make a handyman business profitable. The book provides tips for both doing the job and the skills needed to run the business. The work life of a handyman can be very rewarding. It means finding creative solutions to everyday problems, learning new things, and enjoying a wide variety of tasks. Handymen can set their own hours and be their own bosses. But they will need the skills to make the business profitable, too, since only they will be responsible for finding customers. This book demonstrates, step-by-step, how readers can make a name for themselves as the handymen in their communities. This book will help you to:

  • Use strategies to get customers calling you
  • Learn basic bookkeeping to keep track of your profits
  • Learn basic electrical, plumbing, and carpentry skills
  • Set up an efficient home office
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Negotiate and charge a fair price
  • Create clear, understandable invoices
  • Develop a network of tradespeople for when help is needed

Additional Info

Additional Info

Publication Date Mar 15, 2005
Market Global
PDF Preview Download URL
Edition First Edition
Pages 136
Size 8¼ x 9¾
ISBN 978-1-55180-598-6
UPC 069635805985
About the CD The CD works with all versions of Microsoft Windows: 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, and Vista (Vista installation requires you to have Administrator rights on your computer).

Author Details

Author Details - Kevin Pegg and Sarah White

Kevin Pegg and Sarah White together operate a successful handyman business, Handyman Services. Kevin does the hands-on work while Sarah handles the record keeping, advertising, and organization of the business.

Kevin learned the tricks of the trade from his father, and he is now carrying on the family handyman business. He has more than 20 years’ experience in carpentry and renovations and has been working as a handyman for 15 years.


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