1. Decide on a business name and register it with the state.
You'll need to choose a name that is unique, has not been taken by another business, and complies with state regulations.
2. Obtain necessary licenses, permits, and insurance.
Obtain the required business licenses, permits, and insurance in order to legally operate a handyman business.
3. Purchase any needed equipment and supplies.
You'll need to acquire the necessary tools, ladders, hardware, and other supplies needed for the job.
4. Develop a detailed plan of action for services offered.
Create a list of services you will provide and make sure they are consistent with any applicable regulations or laws.
5. Establish a pricing structure.
Decide on how to rate your services and any associated charges.
6. Set up accounting software.
You'll need to set up an accounting system that will track expenses, invoices, and other financial transactions.
7. Draft contracts for customers to sign.
Prepare and have customers sign contracts that clearly outline expectations, services provided, payment terms, etc.
8. Create marketing materials such as flyers, brochures, ads, etc., that highlight your business in its best light.
Develop educational materials that showcase your services in a professional and eye-catching manner.
9. Prepare an online presence through social media accounts or website development.
Make sure potential customers can find and reach you online by creating a website or establishing social media accounts.
10. Make sure you have reliable transportation to get to job sites.
Having a reliable vehicle to get to and from job sites is essential.
11. Network with other local businesses that may need handyman services.
Develop relationships with other businesses in your area that may need handyman services, such as office buildings, apartment complexes, and retail stores. This will help you get more work.