There’s no better time than the present to become an entrepreneur and build your own business from scratch. Sure, the market is tough no matter what business you’re trying to break into, but no matter your niche, there are a few key things you’ll need like good work ethic, an original idea etc.
However, here we’re going to be talking about a house maintenance repair business. Sounds specific, but it’s a prolific business that has a never ending need and will always be needed. People will always live in houses and chances are, people will always need those houses repairing, so it’s a good business to set yourself up in.
Get Experience First
With a business like this, experience and expertise is going to be key. Experience and expertise gives you the edge with City Property Management, giving you the skill to be genuinely good at your job and helps you avoid being labelled as an unskilled cowboy.
If you’re young, it may be worth taking up an apprenticeship with a local business. Sure, you won’t get paid much, but you’ll get experience that you won’t learn in any classroom or online. To be honest, it’s going to take many years to get the experience you need to become a full-fledged business, but taking on as many hours as you can and doing as many jobs as you can will help this.
Take the Plunge
Once you’ve had all of this experience, it’s going to be difficult to take the plunge and break out on your own. You’re going to get a strong feeling of familiarity in your job. You’ll feel safe and secure, which is the way a lot of people feel once they are well established in a career and they are earning more money.
But, there is nothing quite like working for yourself and having the freedom of self-employment. It’ll be hard work but knowing that you’ve built something to be proud of is unparalleled.
Don’t leave your job with a bang, keep the relationships that you build as they’ll be invaluable as you build your client base and supplier relationships. Keep it mature, act as an adult and you won’t regret it.
To build a strong and stable business, you’ll really need to put in the hours at first. When we say ‘at first’. We don’t mean for the first few months, more likely the first few years. It’s going to be tough, you’re going to be tired, but stick it out. There are going to be times when you want to throw in the towel, but keep going, it will all be worth it in the end.
Focus on Quality Over Quantity
It’ll be tempting to just take every job and bit of work that is thrown at you, but if you take on too much, you risk lowering the quality of the jobs you complete. Focus on building great relationships with the customers that you have and delivering excellent customer service and job completion every time.
This can really help you down the line with repeat customers and can be infinitely amazing for word of mouth marketing.