How to Put Up a Handyman Business in Canada – Moncton.2013

How to Put Up a Handyman Business in Canada

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Is this business the one for you?


You’ll know a handyman business is the right one for you if you’re not just a master of a single contracting profession, but a jack-of-all-trades. A handyman business is an ideal way to earn income especially if you’re in Canada because people here and in most places prefer to hire handymen instead of doing all the fixing and building themselves. If you have enough budget, a place for a workshop, and a marketing strategy, then go for a handyman business.

So, how should you start?

Identify your budget.

How much can you spend? How much are you willing to spend? If you don’t own a lot of handyman tools, you’ll need to prepare yourself to spend some cash. The budget depends on how many tools you have. You could have a budget of $500 to $10,000 to start. You also need to have power saws, transporting ladders, and other handyman necessities. You’ll need a vehicle as well. Lucky for you if you don’t have to buy a new ride.

Get a license.

You also need to get a license to operate. You can’t put up a business without obtaining the required permits to perform commercial and residential work. You should also prepare money for the licenses because they may not be that expensive, but they should still be taken into account.

Prepare your workshop.


The first thing to do is to make sure you have a place where all your tools can be stored and where your handymen can practice techniques. The place should be comfortable to work at, and it should look inspiring. Read more about this in

Market your shop the right way.


How do you get your customers? Don’t just focus on the business sector. Consider the personal one too. You can start by asking relatives or friends if they need handyman services. Start with small projects like fixing a leaky pipe. Do your job well, and people will speak kindly of you. Before you know it, your business is already one of the most trusted handyman business in the community.

Once you’ve grown, it’s advisable to hire more people and to spend more for advertisements, whether that’s through paper or on social media. Ads will help your product be known and look more professional. The key is to provide excellent service consistently. Focus on that, and you won’t have to worry about the income.


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