How to Start a Home-Based Handyman Business: *Turn Your Skills Into Cash *Schedule Your Jobs *Build Word-Of-Mouth Referrals *Manage Insurance Issues Smart And Safe (Home-Based Business Series)

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Terry Meany, author of Knack Home Repair & Maintenance, provides all the necessary tools and strategies one needs to turn skills into cash by launching and growing a handyman business. He explains how to get started, develop a service manual, screen clients, serve customers, learn from the competition, and set up a home office―as well as how to use the Internet to develop the business.

* Turn your skills into cash * Schedule your jobs * Build word-of-mouth referrals * Manage insurance issues * Handle paperwork―from permits to invoices * Work smart and safe

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Everything you need to know to run a successful handyman business from your home Homeowners come in all shapes and sizes, and differing degrees of Mr. and Mrs. Fix-It abilities. But one thing's for sure: The more money someone earns, the less economical it is for them to tie up time cleaning gutters, replacing light switches, or tending to a thousand other repair and maintenance issues large, small, and everywhere in between. That's where you, the handyman, come in. If you've ever dreamed of starting your own home-based handyman business but have been hesitant to put your business plans into action, this book is for you. It contains all the necessary tools and success strategies you need to launch and grow your business. Veteran handyman, contractor, and author Terry Meany shares his experiences and advice on every aspect of the trade.

Learn how to develop a business plan, estimate your start-up costs, price your services, and stay profitable once you're in business. Read all about getting clients and referrals, outshining the competition, bidding competitively, establishing your daily schedule, organizing your business, getting paid, and much more. This book is packed with charts and worksheets that show: A sample phone call from your first customer
Business plan basics
Start-up costs & a start-up checklist
A sample contract
Marketing strategies, including Internet options

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Terry Meany is the author of Knack Home Repair & Maintenance (GPP), Working Windows (Lyons), The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plumbing, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Electrical Repair. A former contractor, he lives in Seattle, Washington.

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