|What do you do?|
|I repair anything I know how to repair. I put a poster up at the grocery store and an ad in Craig’s List and listed the things I can do.
A lot of time it is just windows that won’t open or bulbs that are too high to reach. I do some painting. Plant things. Move things that are too heavy.
|I run this business:|
|How many hours a week do you work at your business?|
|Less than 20 hours a week
Sometimes long hours may be required
|When do you work?|
|9:00 to 5:00
Two or three days a week
|How much control do you have over your work schedule?|
|I schedule my own time.|
|Do you have to own a car?|
|Is there a dress code?|
|Is this job:|
|Is this job physically demanding?|
|Are you on your feet all day?
Do you have to lift heavy things?
|How much did you have to invest to start this business?|
|I already had tools and a folding ladder.|
|After expenses, about how much money is your business earning?|
|$25 an hour|
|How do you advertise and market your business?|
|Business cards, word of mouth, poster in grocery store with pull-off phone numbers, Craig’s List|
|Job Requirements: What skills does this job require?|
|If I don’t know how to do it, I tell them.
I have learned to stick to that.
I am afraid to try to fix something and just make it worse.
|Do you have to go to school to get this job?|
|What kind of school teaches this job?|
|I learned by working with my father.|
|Do you have to own tools?|
|Yes. Sometimes I have bought tools if the job paid enough to pay for them.|
|What previous experience would help?|
|Work with another handyman as a helper.|