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
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Home-Based Business Series|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||1 MB|
About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm in the process of transforming my informal handyman 'hobby' into an actual business. This book thoroughly covers just about every aspect of the nitty gritty business details that contractors typically avoid while also posing though-provoking questions that forced me to seriously examine my commitment to this line of work. Even though this edition dates all the way back to 2008 most of the technology references still seem to hold up. Some rates and websites may need to be updated but the essentials of running a business remain unchanged. Meany's writing style is fluid and engaging and the scenarios he provides, both real and imagined, do a great job of placing the topic at hand in a relatable context. I purchased the e-version and ate it up in a few days. I'm planning on buying the hard copy version to keep in my truck as a reference resource. Right now I'm feeling much more prepared to take on the challenge of starting my own business and that I stand a much better chance at succeeding at it.
Chock full of ideas and lays out may pitfalls one might not think of. Great book and I would highly reccomend it.