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Old 05-21-2018, 07:39 AM   #101
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Have to admit I agree with Inner. Rather than trying to summarize in a "sentence", I think a bulleted list would work better. Three services in descending order of preference/ability.

But realistically, get a good reputation going and it won't matter all that much what you put there.
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:47 AM   #102
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I have found a list helps I've had numerous people stop me after reading my list of services and ask for a card .

Sometimes it turns into a job sometimes it does not sometimes they don't contact me for a couple months.

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How about "Handyman Specializing In Low Voltage Services"?
Hindsight is always 20/20. That sounds great. I may use that down the road. Thanks

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Have to admit I agree with Inner. Rather than trying to summarize in a "sentence", I think a bulleted list would work better. Three services in descending order of preference/ability.

But realistically, get a good reputation going and it won't matter all that much what you put there.
I thought of doing that on the black portion of the trailer. Decided against it just to keep the content to a minimum. We will see I can always add and replace stuff as I see fit.

So far I have gotten 1 lead sale from the trailer.. Two their contractors stopped me but they really only had questions about the trailer.

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That trailer wrap or lettering will pay for itself 1000 times over. Have no fear.


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That trailer wrap wrap of lettering will pay for itself 1000 times over. Have no fear.


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Thanks.. I have no doubt it will. Probably the best $800 I have spent on the business yet.

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That's a great color scheme.
It really makes you look at it.
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That's a great color scheme.
It really makes you look at it.
Thanks. Wanted to keep the color scheme to a minimum. I think it catches the eye enough.

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Got another Dewalt rack up finally.

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I think it looks beauitiful, but because this is the internet, and I'm an asshole, I gotta be picky about one thing.

...I don't dig the "handyman and low voltage" It comes off like your selling chinese food and truck tires. I would have gone with something a little more generic like "Construction & Communications" or just "general contracting"
I have sort of the same issue with my company name. I make it renovations and decks. Kicking my self in the butt for not using construction or contracting. BUT this is all my work renovations and decks. It says right in my name what I do, and I think it helps weed out jobs I don't want and helps me get the ones I do want.


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Are those the new racks meant specifically for vehicles or did you retrofit the workshop ones?

I bought some workshop ones I want to squeeze into my van.
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Are those the new racks meant specifically for vehicles or did you retrofit the workshop ones?

I bought some workshop ones I want to squeeze into my van.

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These are the workshop ones. I just mounted them to the aluminum studs and floor. No issues except one arm for the top bin snapped. Other then that. Problem free.

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Thanks. I haven't dug into it yet. Is it true the arms do not fold in when not in use?

I really am loving the extra room in the back of my van. Still undecided if I'm going to do this. I have full shelves on the other side.
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These are the workshop ones. I just mounted them to the aluminum studs and floor. No issues except one arm for the top bin snapped. Other then that. Problem free.

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I have sort of the same issue with my company name. I make it renovations and decks. Kicking my self in the butt for not using construction or contracting. BUT this is all my work renovations and decks. It says right in my name what I do, and I think it helps weed out jobs I don't want and helps me get the ones I do want.


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Knowing what I know now, I would have named my business differently. Oh well it has been working for sure. Just got three jobs approved for close to 18 grand. Looks like I might need to find some help. I really don't want to hire people. From what I read, there are not many reliable workers on the market.

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Thanks. I haven't dug into it yet. Is it true the arms do not fold in when not in use?

I really am loving the extra room in the back of my van. Still undecided if I'm going to do this. I have full shelves on the other side.

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The arms with the kit do not fold in. Correct. I bought additional arms separately and those do fold in. The van rack model has foldable arms. I believe they are taller as well.

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Knowing what I know now, I would have named my business differently. Oh well it has been working for sure. Just got three jobs approved for close to 18 grand. Looks like I might need to find some help. I really don't want to hire people. From what I read, there are not many reliable workers on the market.

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Ran into a girl the other day that would have been a great fit as I look to expand and gave her my card told her to send her resume after she asked if I was hiring.

Haven't heard from her. I think a lot of people don't want to work but want to complain about not working

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Ran into a girl the other day that would have been a great fit as I look to expand and gave her my card told her to send her resume after she asked if I was hiring.

Haven't heard from her. I think a lot of people don't want to work but want to complain about not working

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I needed help for just one day on a job a week ago.. I was offering $150 for 3 hours of work. I still couldn't get anyone to show up and give me a hand. I'm not looking forward to hiring help.

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Big problem here as well. Absolutely no work pool to draw from. Everyone I talk to is saying the same thing. Both small and large contractors.

Also, on most sites, it's 45-50 year old guys on the crews it seems like.

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Knowing what I know now, I would have named my business differently. Oh well it has been working for sure. Just got three jobs approved for close to 18 grand. Looks like I might need to find some help. I really don't want to hire people. From what I read, there are not many reliable workers on the market.

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I'm starting to realize if I can't find good help. I'm going to have to make some one in to good helper. Just waiting to find that person that is working too hard at a crap job. Every once in a while I see some one at homedepot or mcdonalds that is busting there butt. I remember a year ago seeing some kid pretty much running a mcdonalds like a manager and working their ass off for min wage. A great spot to pouch some employees is lumber yard too. They know the lumber atleast haha.

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