Take some time to set specific goals for your handyman business for the new year. Set weekly, monthly, and even quarterly goals for 2011. Set yourself up for a successful year for your handyman business in 2011.
If you haven’t yet started your handyman business then set a specific start date. Don’t wait till everything is perfect and all the stars align in the universe. That time will never come. Don’t put it off another day, week, month or year. If you have been thinking about starting a handyman business, now is the time but it isn’t going to come unless you take action.
Make More Money
If your goal is to make more money in your handyman business this year (who’s isnt?) then set specific goals that will make that happen. Success doesn’t just happen on its own. You need to set yourself up in a way that your goals can be attained. Maybe you need to focus on up-selling to increase your profits. Maybe you just need more customers. Maybe you need to charge more and standardize your pricing with a handyman price list. Make a list of the things that you think will help you earn more money with your handyman business this year and create an action plan that will help you achieve that goal.
Keep in Touch with Your Customers
If your goal for 2011 is to generate more business from repeat customers then start thinking how you are going to do this and write it down. I use email software ( ) to keep track all of my customers and email them automatically. I have emails that go out at set times to keep in touch with all of my customers. I only have to set this up once and all of my customers get followup emails asking how everything is going and if they have any projects they need to get taken care of. The best thing about this is it’s all automatic. Every time I get a new customer I put there email address in the system and it starts sending them the emails at specific intervals. I get a lot of calls for work from these emails and it’s only $19 a month. If you are not using something similar you are missing out on a lot of repeat business. Take action now and start keeping in touch with your customers.
Set Your Goals and Achieve Them
The first step to achieving goals is to set them in the first place. Don’t set them in your mind where you can easily forget them. Write them down and put them in a spot where you will see them everyday. Tape them to your computer monitor. Tape them in your work truck or van. Put them in a place that will constantly remind you of what you need to be doing this year.
Make 2011 a year of success for your handyman business!