How Much Does it Cost to Start Up a Handyman Business?

by Dan Perry

The start up costs for a handyman business are extremely low compared to most other types of businesses.  If you already have the tools and the skills, you can get started for under $1,000.  Just like with any other type of business, however, there are plenty of hidden costs that you may not see coming.

In this post I’ll share how much you can expect to spend starting a handyman business.  For information on how much I spent to start my handyman business, check out my monthly income reports.

Handyman Business Start Up Costs

If you already have a lot of tools, are willing to do your own marketing, and don’t have a lot of money to spend, you can start a handyman business for a little over $500.  Hopefully you have

a little more than that to spend if your considering opening a business.  If you want to go big and hit the ground running, the sky is the limit.  You can spend well over 10 thousand.  Most handymen will fall somewhere in the middle of these figures and can expect to spend about $2,000-$4,000 .

Here is a comprehensive list of the common costs a new handyman business should expect to encounter.

Business License:

  • Cost:  $100-$400
  • This cost will vary depending on the city and state in which you plan to run your business and the structure that you decide to file under.  The cost listed above is for an LLC (Limited Liability Company).

Business Cards:

  • Cost: $20-$80 online
  • The price of your business cards will reflect the quality.


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