Handyman Business Startup with Dan Perry

How to start and grow a handyman small business with Dan Perry. Dan shares how and why he transitioned from a mechanical engineering career to starting a handyman business, Handyman Startup, and tip & insights on how to start your own handyman (or woman!) small business. He also has a special offer for you on his proven handyman business training courses and tools.

Dan Perry - Founder, Handyman Startup

Dan Perry is an Engineer turned Entrepreneur. He left his Mechanical Engineering job in 2011 – started a successful handyman business, and then launched an online training business that helps other handymen start and grow their small businesses.

Dan started his handyman business despite having zero business experience, minimal home repair experience, and as he says, “no idea what I was doing!” Not having any experience led to a real struggle to get started, and he made all kinds of mistakes. But he kept at it. He interviewed other successful business owners, read books, studied psychology, and learned wherever and whenever possible.

Within just 6 months, he was able to replace his engineering job income. Dan has also been sharing what he has learned on his website, and he offers comprehensive online courses to help you launch a successful handyman business.

Dan lives in Reno, Nevada.


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Handyman Business Startup with Dan Perry – questions and topics covered on this episode:

  • Dan shares how and why he transitioned from a Mechanical Engineering career to starting a handyman business.
  • What was the attraction to handyman work?
    “I started a handyman business despite having zero business experience, minimal home repair experience, and no idea what I was doing.”
  • When did you decide to start your own small business and why?
  • How did you fund this business, and did you start on the side?
  • Why did you decide to start helping others with starting their handyman business?
  • When did you know you wanted to be your own boss? Who were early entrepreneurial influences?
  • Why are you a business owner? What does it provide you?
  • Please introduce what you mean by a Handyman Business? What’s a typical day in the life of this type of small business owner? What type of work are you doing and where?
  • Is this a Side-Hustle or Full-Time business?
  • Is there a particular personality type that is best suited for this type of business?
  • What does it take to be success in this business?
  • What prior skills or training do I need?
  • How much money do I need to get started? Do I need to invest in expensive tools?
  • How do you determine what to charge?
  • How to I start getting new clients? How do I differentiate my service?
  • How do you market the business? How do you use online marketing to grow your business?
  • How do you apply technology to help you run the business? (Phone answering, appointment scheduling, quoting, invoicing, accounting, marketing, etc.)
  • What are a couple of common mistakes you see people make when trying to start a handyman business?
  • If I think I want to start a handyman business, where should I start?

“Information isn’t what you need to grow your business. What you need is a step by step formula that you can follow with clear action steps along the way.”

Episode Host: Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business podcast show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business.

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