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What you need to know about starting a home repair business

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If you have always been handy around the house and enjoy it, it may be time to start your own home repair business. You have the skills and experience to do the job, so why not?

By moving to the next level you can increase your freedom and build a business.  Here are a few things that you should know before you start.

Marketing Yourself

To be able to run any business, you need to be able to market yourself. Since you already know you have the skills to repair people’s homes, you just need to help them build their confidence in you. Learning to explain your skills, expertise, and experience in compelling and interesting ways is a big part of successful marketing. Take some time to write out some things that you are proud of in terms of your home repair skills to help market yourself. You know that you have the skills you need, so don’t be afraid to share them.

Hiring Employees

You also need to make sure that you know everything you need to know about hiring employees. The employee needs will vary from business to business, but you need to ensure that you know your own needs. You also need to make sure that you understand what fair compensation entails and that you have the means to compensate your employees fairly. Around 47 percent of HVAC technicians don’t feel they make adequate pay. That means that paying your employees fairly will help you stand out in the job market as an employer.

The Scope of Your Business

Home repair can include a wide variety of tasks and as a home repair business owner you need to decide which of those tasks you’re willing to take on. Some home repair businesses take on a broad variety of jobs while others stick to a more specific set of tasks. Making that decision early will help you as you start receiving jobs and need to choose which jobs you will or will not take. Deciding in advance will make your life much easier.

If you have handy repair skills, starting a home repair business could be just the perfect job for you. You’ll be able to use the skills you already have to help people. With enough work and time, your home repair business will be a major success.

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Cat Grant

Catherine (Cat) Grant was a business-savvy media mogul who got her start working as a gossip columnist for the Daily Planet. Cat later became a gossip blogger and eventually the CEO of her own company, CatCo Worldwide Media, a multimedia entertainment and news conglomerate based out of National City. Years after her departure from CatCo, Cat has decided to take a cathartic journey back to her roots. Welcome back to Cat’s Corner.


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