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Someone said I should introduce myself, so I will. My husband, who is in​
his fifties and has a long transcript on file at the School of Hard Knocks, has found himself unemployed due to the recession.
He is extremely handy- has 10 ASE auto technician certs, has worked in communications tower construction, maintenance, and repair, and has remodeled several homes, as well as maintaining rental properties we used to own.
We are now starting a handyman service because he is tired of working on cars, and I am tired of worrying that he might fall off a tower in the middle of the night during a winter blizzard.
We are having a rough time trying to get our first clients- establishing credibility, etc.
I am hoping that we can make this work for him. He is incredibly talented, ethical, and professional. He deserves for this to work for him. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I can't say how glad I am to have found this forum. I've been lurking for a month, and I must say that I have been so impressed with the insights offered up here.​
 

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What area of Chicago suburbs. Dupage county here. There are some fairly inexpensive avenues to advertise around here.
 

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Welcome Handymans Wife. He will need your tremendous support to get things started and rolling, but at least starting off small and by himself, the overhead will be much lower.

What section of the suburbs are you guys from, or at least which county?

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What section of the suburbs are you guys from, or at least which county?

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Per her intro, she is from Elgin. I was wondering if her husband is aware she was posting. I'm guessing not.:laughing:

There's more info on her intro. She must have forgotten to fill out her profile.
 

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Yes, My Husband is Aware :)

Yes- my husband is aware that I am posting- I tell him about all of the replies. He's just not a forum joining kinda guy. But he appreciates all the advice.
 
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