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Some people just have a knack for fixing everything and anything around the house, just by looking at it!
Even just the will to perform any ordinary job around a home is a rare find! We call them handymen, and if you are one of them, then why not make a business out of it?
Starting a Handyman Business
One of the very first things you need to consider are licensing regulations from both your state and county in which you will be performing work. There might be a general handyman license offered, or you may need to secure privileges to perform certain individual tasks such as painting or carpentry. Since the licensing and regulations of this profession is so different from state to state, it’s best to start there.
While in contact with the state, also ask about registering your business with the state’s Division of Corporations, and then again with the county or city, again depending on the requirements.
The good thing about being a handyman is that you can run the business right out of the comfort of your own home. While this is nice and reduces potential business expenses by hundreds or thousands a month, you will still want to have a separate phone line for your business.
The hardest part about starting this kind of business is getting your name out there and building a good, trustworthy reputation. Good marketing and advertising is key in starting out successfully, and once you’ve been in the business for a year, begin looking into accreditations such as through Better Business Bureau. It can help draw in more customers if you have the BBB seal of approval!
With all else considered, you will want to have a really good and attractive business name, which is what I will delve into next!
Handy Tips for Naming Your Business
Handyman Business Names
Handyman business names are actually pretty easy to come up with, but if you need some help, here’s a few tips to stir that brain:
- Puns: There’s a lot of puns to be had in this industry! Use them to make a clever and memorable name!
- Your name: Use your name in the business name, especially if you are a sole proprietor. Everyone should know who their trusty handyman is!
- Area: If you cover a large metropolitan area, use this in your name so those who live a bit farther from you don’t overlook your business in a listing!
- Start with “a”: We've all seen those companies with “AAA” in the beginning, and this is not them advertising their school grades, but a smart way to be pushed to the tippity top of all listings.
- Specialty: If you have something that you enjoy doing and really specialize in, then make this clear in your business name!
Considering all of the tips above, let’s go into a few example handyman business names for you to think about:
Stay Afloat Handyman Service
The Handyman Can!
The Trusty Wrench
Handyman 4 Hire
Nailed it! Handy Man Services
Be Handy Handyman Services
The Dandy Handyman
Eye Candy Handyman
Tri-county Handyman Service
Dream Home Handyman
Bob The Handyman
Any Job Handyman
Handjobs Handyman Service
In the Dust Handyman Service
Dirty Jobs Handyman
I Can Handyman
No Job Too Small Handyman Services
The I Can Handyman
Floorboards to Lightbulbs Handyman
A to Z Handyman
The Toolbox Handyman
The Project Handyman
Out of the Toolbox Handyman Services
Side Project Handyman Service
The Golden Hammer
Stiff as a Board Handyman
The Handy Connection
Paul's Small Jobs
Small Job Paul
The Handy Crew
Just Screw It! Handyman Services
Call Me Handyman
The Perfection Connection
After Hours Handyman Service
The Project Doc
24/7 Handyman Services
Growing Your Handyman Business
See how clever many of these names are? Handyman businesses should have fun, yet professional-sounding names, depending on the market you are attempting to target.
The key thing to this business is starting small and growing slowly. Advertise on websites such as craigslist and your phone might be ringing off the hook looking for help!
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This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
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