Home Improvement Contracting


Tips, ideas, training and advice for starting, owning and operating a home improvement contracting business or any small business providing homeowner services. Home improvement and services businesses include landscapers, residential cleaning providers, HVAC repair, roofers, handymen, electricians, plumbers, woodworkers, home remodelers and painters.

The articles below are aimed at helping you work on your business, not just in it. You’ll also be pointed to software and other resources helpful to home improvement businesses and other small businesses like yours.

Starting a Landscaping Business

How to Start a Landscaping Business

If you're thinking about starting a landscaping business, then check out the ten steps detailed after the jump to find out how.


How to Start a Painting Business

How to Start a Home Painting Business

It takes a little more than a few brushes and some color swatches to get a home painting business off the ground ... but not much. Here's how to start a painting business of your very own.


How to Start a Cleaning Business

How to Start a Cleaning Business

If you're handy with a mop or vacuum, you may wonder how to start a cleaning business. Here's what you need to do to get started in the cleaning and custodial industry.



Google Home Service Ads Expand, Adds Electricians and HVAC

Google Home Services is expanding to include a few new service professionals, namely HVAC pros and electricians. Check out where these services can be marketed through Google and how the service works for local service professionals.





How to Build a Better Ecommerce Website




Maximize performance and drive more sales. Take your ecommerce website from OK to great, in just 4 steps. This eBook will show you how to audit your website, SEO your website, review your responsive template, and optimize for conversions.


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