What is included in the guide?

Whether you chose the softcover or eBook, each edition includes the same content covering topics important to starting and operating
a successful handyman business. The main topics are divided into three sections and include:
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Operations
  • Finance and Administration
  • Bonus Materials: In addition to the guide book, purchasers also receive access to 65 customizable
    business forms and templates each downloadable to your computer and included with purchase of this guide.
A sample of topics covered include:
  • Marketing Your Service Business
  • Free and Low-Cost Advertising Strategies
  • Pricing and Estimating Jobs
  • What Customers Really Want
  • Bookkeeping and Record Keeping
  • Government Compliance for Small Business
The full list of topics included in the guide include:

Marketing and Sales topics:

  • Marketing: Promoting and Selling
  • Marketing Your Service Business
  • Market Research
  • Qualifying Customers
  • Selling Your Services
  • Free and Low-Cost Advertising Strategies
  • Advertising Strategies
  • Getting New Clients via Networking
  • What Customers Really Want
  • Neighborhood Flyer Example
  • Letterhead Example
  • Referral Request—Example Letter
  • Business Cards - A DIY Approach
  • Marketing Letter Example to Customer
  • Marketing Letter Example to Prospective Customer
  • Flyer Coupon Example
  • Web Advertisement Example in HTML
  • Branding Your Business
  • Section Summary
  • Free Templates and Forms

Operations topics:

  • Operations
  • Introduction to Pricing and Estimating Jobs
  • Pricing
  • Estimate Examples Online
  • Estimate Example
  • Scheduling Jobs
  • Weekly Work Schedule Example
  • Prospective Customer – Tracking Sheet
  • Helpful Resources
  • Customer Tracking Sheet
  • What Tools and Supplies Do I Need To Get Started?
  • Vendor Contact Information Sheet Example
  • Fax Cover Sheet-Example
  • Getting Paid
  • How Much Can You Earn?
  • Quality Control
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • What Customers Really Want From a Contractor
  • Contracts and Customer Terms
  • Computers and Software
  • Section Summary

Finance and Administration topics:

  • Financial Matters
  • Business Plan
  • Example Business Plan Outline
  • Financial Plan
  • Bookkeeping and Record Keeping
  • Invoice Example
  • Expense Tracking Sheet
  • Invoice Tracking Sheet
  • Mileage Journal
  • Banking and Credit
  • What Kind of Insurance Do I Need?
  • Government Compliance for Small Business
  • Collections
  • Section Summary
  • Conclusion
  • About the Author

Invest in yourself and your own business and purchase the guide today!