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Resources to assist you with creating, and growing a successful home service business

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People purchase franchises to leverage a proven business model, brand recognition, and ongoing support for a faster path to success. Pro-Services Network is not a franchise, we provide you the resources to build a successful business on your own. Just like a franchise the “tools” we provide can greatly increase your chances of success. Were not anti-franchise, but realistically not everyone has, nor wants to borrow a substantial amount of money for a franchise. And others don’t like all the rules.

We chose the 5 niches listed on this site, because they can be operated from you home, and they can be started as a side hustle. They also do not require any classroom training or apprentice ship training such as an electrician or plumber. These home based businesses are also much less expensive to start than most, although from the franchise prices you may not think that. There are other home service niches as well. (see below). We can help you out with just about any home service niche, and if we can’t we will let you know.

Franchises allow you to run right off the bat, they make sure you pretty much have everything you could possibly need right away. However you can start these businesses and many other types of service business for way, way less of an initial investment. You can start off with a crawl, then a walk, a jog, and then run with it. This depends on what you want to do, what you are ready to do, and your financial abilities. How much can you invest in tools/equipment?, and still have enough money for working, and marketing capital.

Would a franchisor ever let their franchisee open for business without...

Would a franchisor ever let their franchisee open for business without a website or a professional Facebook business page?

In most cases, a reputable franchisor would not allow a franchisee to open for business without a website or a professional Facebook business page. Here’s why:

  • Digital Presence is Crucial: Today, a strong online presence is essential for most businesses. Websites and social media pages are vital for:

    • Customer Acquisition: People research businesses online before visiting. Without a website or Facebook page, potential customers may struggle to find the franchise or learn about its offerings.
    • Marketing & Communication: These platforms allow for targeted advertising, online promotions, and customer engagement.
    • Building Brand Awareness: A professional web presence reinforces the brand identity and strengthens the overall brand image.
  • Franchisee Success: Franchisors have a vested interest in the success of their franchisees. A strong online presence helps drive sales and customer traffic, ultimately benefiting both parties.

  • Brand Consistency: Most franchisors have brand guidelines for online platforms. This ensures a consistent customer experience across all franchise locations.

There might be rare exceptions:

  • Limited Footprint: If the franchise operates in a very niche market or a highly localized area with minimal online activity, a basic website or social media presence might be less crucial.
  • Temporary Launch: In a limited-time promotional situation, a physical presence might be prioritized for a short period before a full digital rollout.

However, even in these exceptions, some form of online presence is often recommended. This could include a simple landing page or leveraging the franchisor’s main website for initial brand association.

Overall, for a sustainable business model, most franchisors would require a website and a professional Facebook page as part of their franchise agreement.

How do I become a Pro-Services Network Member?

$95 membership fee, this includes a 1 page website. Sample

Members also receive a directory listing, and discounts with Amplify Online Searches. And ongoing business advice.

Resources

Business Plan: Home Service Business

Business Plan: Home Service Business

Executive Summary:

This business plan outlines the creation of [Your Business Name], a home service business specializing in [List Your Services]. We will serve the residents of [Your Target Area] by providing high-quality, reliable, and convenient services at competitive rates. This plan details our market analysis, competitive advantage, marketing strategy, management team, and financial projections.

1. Company Description:

  • Business Name: [Your Business Name]
  • Mission Statement: Briefly state your company’s mission, emphasizing the value you bring to customers. (e.g., “To provide exceptional home services that give our customers peace of mind and allow them to focus on what matters most.”)
  • Vision Statement: Briefly describe your long-term goals for the business. (e.g., “To become the leading provider of reliable and trustworthy home services in [Your Target Area].”)
  • Services Offered: List all the home services you will provide. (e.g., plumbing, electrical, appliance repair, handyman services, etc.)
  • Business Structure: Choose your legal business structure (sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, or corporation) and explain your reasoning.

2. Market Analysis:

  • Target Market: Define your ideal customer. Consider demographics, income level, and homeowner vs. renter status within your target area.
  • Market Size and Trends: Research the size of the home service market in your area and identify any emerging trends that might affect your business.
  • Competition: Analyze your competitors by listing their services, pricing strategies, strengths, and weaknesses. Identify how your business will differentiate itself.

3. Marketing Strategy:

  • Unique Selling Proposition (USP): Explain what sets your business apart from the competition.
  • Pricing Strategy: Describe your pricing model (hourly rate, flat fee, etc.) and how it compares to competitors.
  • Marketing Channels: Outline how you will reach your target market. Consider online advertising, social media marketing, local directories, flyers, and partnerships with real estate agents or property management companies.
  • Customer Service Strategy: Describe how you will provide excellent customer service to build trust and encourage repeat business.

4. Management Team:

  • Introduce your key personnel, highlighting their experience, skills, and qualifications relevant to the home service industry.

5. Operations Plan:

  • Service Delivery Process: Detail the steps involved in delivering your services, including appointment scheduling, job estimates, project completion, and quality control procedures.
  • Inventory Management: If your services require specific tools or parts, outline your inventory management strategy.
  • Technology: Describe the technology you will use to manage appointments, scheduling, invoicing, and customer communication.

6. Financial Projections:

  • Startup Costs: List all the upfront costs associated with starting your business, including equipment, marketing, insurance, licensing fees, and initial inventory (if applicable).
  • Revenue Projections: Forecast your expected revenue based on market research and pricing strategy.
  • Expense Projections: Outline your ongoing operational expenses, including labor costs, marketing expenses, insurance premiums, vehicle maintenance (if applicable), and office supplies.
  • Profit and Loss Statement: Project your profitability over a defined period (e.g., 1 year, 3 years).
  • Break-Even Analysis: Determine the point at which your business will become profitable.

7. Growth Strategy:

  • Outline your plans for future growth. This could include expanding your service offerings, hiring additional staff, or serving a wider geographic area.

8. Conclusion:

Reiterate your company’s mission, vision, and competitive advantage. Briefly summarize your financial projections and express your confidence in the success of your home service business.

Appendix:

  • Include any additional supporting documents, such as marketing materials, licenses, or permits required for your business operations.

General Template:

This is a general template, and you will need to tailor it to your specific home service business. Conduct thorough research on your chosen industry, target market, and local regulations. Regularly update your business plan as your business grows and evolves.

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Vendors

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  • All your printing needs.
  • Business cards
  • Brochures
  • Door hangers
  • Postcards
Websites, and SEO

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Apparel & Embroidery

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  • Jackets
  • Hats
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Personal Loans

Debt Consolidation

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Business Loans

  • Working capital loans
  • Merchant cash advance
  • Long-term loans
  • Business line of credit
  • Equipment financing
  • SBA loans
  • Invoice factoring
  • Business financing

Find Everything You Need to Build Your Business

Website

Offer Advice

Multiple Landing Pages for SEO

Facebook Marketing

Google & Bing Profiles

Business Directory Listing

Mentoring

Marketing

SEO Campaign

Exclusivity

Logo Design

support

What Can We Help You With?

  • Free business advice/thoughts
  • Ask us questions related to the business you want to start.
  • Limited to 3 questions, after that you need to be a member.

We are happy to share some thoughts on your new business. Every business is unique, so seeking guidance from a qualified professional is recommended for your specific situation. However our advisor/mentor (CJ) has over 40 years experience in the service industry.

How do I become a Pro-Services Network Member?

$95 membership fee, this includes a 1 page website. Sample

Members also receive a directory listing, and discounts with Amplify Online Searches. And ongoing business advice.

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Facebook $195.00

Includes:

 

  • We create a Facebook business page
  • Header, and Services Graphics Included (example)
  • Fill out all the page information
  • Plus information on how to market your business on Facebook
business logos

Logo Design $99.00

Includes:

  • Up to 3 revisions, choose
  • Modern
  • Cartoon
  • Vintage
  • 3D

Supplied in both jpeg and PNG

website

1 Page Website $125.00

Style one or two, Includes:

  • Header image
  • Footer image
  • Includes About section, 1 image
  • Intro section, 1 image
  • Service section, up to 3 images
  • Contact form
  • Hosting is $7.50 a month
  • Includes domain (URL)

 

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Business Directory FREE Standard Listing

  • To be listed you need to be a member. https://pro-services-network.com
  • Standard listing: includes basic listing information: business name, contact information, link to your website, with a logo and up to 3 images.
  • Professional SEO friendly websites, and professionally done Facebook business pages will be ranked higher by Google. And it is extremely important to have a Google Business Profile! Having quality built sites helps your business, and the directories rankings and domain authority.
  • Listings limited to the following niches: Garage Storage Systems, Handyman, House Cleaning, Lawn Care, Junk Removal, Pest Control, Pressure Washing, Pool Maintenance, and Window Cleaning

Mentorship

The Power of Mentorship:

Navigating Your Home Service Business Journey

In the realm of home service businesses, the path to success is both thrilling and challenging. Aspiring entrepreneurs venture into this specialized arena, the guidance of a mentor becomes a beacon of wisdom and support. Why is having a mentor is essential for launching and growing your home service business…

1. Tapping into Experience and Wisdom

A mentor brings a treasure trove of knowledge and experience to the table. They’ve weathered the storms, celebrated victories, and learned from mistakes. By tapping into their insights, you gain valuable shortcuts. Whether it’s understanding pricing strategies, or effective marketing tactics, your mentor’s wisdom can save you time and help you make informed decisions.

2. Charting a Clear Course

Starting a home service business can feel overwhelming—especially if you’re new to the entrepreneurial landscape. A mentor acts as your compass, guiding you toward achievable goals. They help you define your niche, create a business plan, and set realistic milestones. With their direction, you’ll navigate the complexities with confidence, knowing you’re on the right track.

3. Marketing Experience

Knowing what works and what doesn’t right off the bat is crucial. Wasting marketing dollars and time can cost you thousands of dollars.

4. The Pitfall of Going It Alone

Attempting to launch a home service business without mentorship can lead to unnecessary hurdles. You might miss critical insights, struggle with uncharted territory, and face avoidable setbacks. Don’t let pride or independence hinder your progress.

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