Thursday, July 26, 2012

Professional Handyman Releases Trade Secrets

Professional handyman Patrick Cash runs a successful and profitable home improvement business. During tough economic times, there may be people who are looking at going into business for themselves. A handyman business may be the perfect opportunity for some.

However, starting a handyman business may be easy, but running it is a different matter. There are some challenges to overcome - how to acquire new customers, how to avoid non-profitable jobs, and how to come up with project estimates. Without experience and proper guidance, the business owner may be losing money.

Being the owner of a successful handyman business, Patrick realizes that he is in a good position to help those who are looking to go into the handyman business. Drawing from his professional experiences, he is able to provide valuable advice and assistance to those who are serious about being a business owner. He recently published a comprehensive program that will provide assistance in the following areas:

Customer acquisition

All business owners must know how to acquire new customers. Marketing and advertising is very important, especially when the business is new. On top of marketing advice, the program also provides marketing resources such as templates and customer letters.

Cash flow management

Some business owners are just not good at managing the cash flow of the business. Poor cash flow management can lead to the downfall of a business. Patrick ensures that he provides the tools for proper cash flow management. He even includes the Excel spreadsheet that he uses to estimate costs and profits for his own projects.

Payment collection is another major part of cash flow management. If a business is slow in collecting payments, the cash flow may be adversely affected. Drawing from his personal experiences, Patrick shares tips on how to collect payments efficiently.

Handyman licensing and forms

The program includes useful information about handyman licensing. Quickly learn what licensing is required to start and run a handyman business.

A handyman also needs to know what forms to use for different projects. There are many types of forms available - Bid Proposal, Proposal and Contract, Subcontractor's Agreement, Mechanic's Lien, Extra Work Order, etc. When in doubt, simply refer to the program and find out which forms to use. The program is inclusive of many valuable handyman forms. This enables the handyman to get the business started quickly without having to hunt high and low for the proper forms.

Startup costs and tools

Never plunge into business without a proper business plan. The business plan may change as the business evolves. The plan helps to layout the start up costs in a clear and concise manner. This helps with budgeting. A proper plan can prevent business owners from encountering costly pitfalls.

In the program, the handyman learns about the right tools to invest in. Instead of having to invest a huge amount of money, Patrick has proven that it is possible to start up a handyman business with a low initial capital outlay.

Real life case studies

To facilitate the learning process, the program includes a real life example of a profitable project. The project allows the reader to learn valuable lessons such as budgeting, cost estimates, time frame, etc. So instead of learning through the school of hard knocks, which can cost a lot of money, individuals can study the case study in detail in avoid making mistakes.

For a one time fee, those interested in starting a handyman business can gain access to all the resources (e.g. forms, spreadsheets and more) and knowledge (e.g. case studies, lessons, tips and advice) that is required for starting and running a successful handyman business.

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