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Special guest co-host Jeff Devlin joins Theresa to talk America’s Next Handyman. Twenty Americans from across the country have nailed the chance to be crowned HGTV’s "handiest of them all" and we’re talking with celebrity judge and host of Income Property, Scott McGillivray about the contest. The "All American Handyman" wins a $10,000 Sears prize package, and an HGTV development deal. Theresa and Jeff also talk with Built by Kids creator Tim Dahl.
Mr. Handyman Franchise Announces Limited-Time Accelerated Launch Program for New Franchisees
The Mr. Handyman franchise opportunity recently announced from Dec. 1, 2012 until Mar. 31, 2013, any new owner who has signed a franchise agreement will be eligible to participate in the program, which offers a cash infusion of up to $20,000 to help get their business up-and-running.
"We're an organization that prides itself on having an extensive support network for our franchisees and celebrating five percent same-store sales growth in 2011," said Mr. Handyman President Alex Roberts. "The accelerated launch program and cash infusion option is one way to show our newest franchisees that we're willing to do whatever it takes to help our owners with proven marketing and operations programs."
Mr. Handyman will invest up to $20,000 of the initial franchise fees collected for a new home repair business during the first 12 months of operation. The investment will be spent on business-building activities and will be designated for programs at the discretion of the franchisor. These funds are designed to provide supplemental working capital for the franchisees' business and will be invested in addition to the normal working capital required. To participate, any new owner must meet certain criteria set out by Mr. Handyman in advance.
It has been well documented that home improvement businesses have been growing steadily since the start of the recession. More homeowners have turned to maintaining the properties they own while the housing market is down, leading to lucrative opportunities for owners in a franchise system like Mr. Handyman. A study by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies projects double-digit growth in home-improvement spending for the first half of 2013.
We are meeting with Mr. Handyman President Alex Roberts.
Repurposing ideas are like little gems falling from the sky, and we're talking with two creative experts on this episode.
We are sharing repurposing ideas for both the newbie repurposer and the experienced. And on this episode, we put two repurposing experts -- Anitra Mecadon and Tara Dara -- to our unconventional repurposing ideas test.
Pop quiz: What could you make out of these?
Pool cue and billiard balls
Charcoal barbeque lid
(Tweet us your answer for a chance to win $25 gift card)
Anitra Mecadon, the bubbly and fiercely fun host and designer from DIY Network's 'Mega Dens' is sharing repurposing ideas for everything from old doors to fishing rods. She's contributed to HGTV’s All American Handyman, HGTV’s Behind the Build Dream House, HGTV’s Behind the Build Smart Home, HGTV’s Raise the Roof College Challenge and more. Whether she’s dangling from a scaffold or breaking down a concrete wall, Anitra’s rock ‘n’ roll approach gives her an edge not usually found in most designers.
Tara Dara makes magic out of discarded objects she finds on walks through her neighborhood, and is crazy-good at sewing. She also studied faux finishing and mural painting, raku pottery, photography, and even Play Doh. Tara shaved her head for St Baldricks Day 2014 to raise money for Childhood Cancer Research. She's shared her expertise with The Rachael Ray show, sewing ideos for PBS, various DVDs, online sewing videos, and as one of Bob Vila’s Bloggers.
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ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL?
If so, listen to this NEW episode of our Realty411 Radio segment, Invest Wisely. In this NEW SHOW the founder of Realty411, Linda Pliagas, talks to Anthony Patrick, CEO of New Harvest Ventures, LLC.
Anthony Patrick is a seasoned real estate expert with almost 20 years of experience, and has been involved in over a thousand transactions in all areas of real estate over the course of his career.. His passion is to help others build wealth through real estate investing and positively affect the lives of those around them.
Anthony has been in the trenches as a handyman, became a property manager, and is now a successful real estate investor who mentors new and seasoned investors who want to achieve the same level of success as he did. He has taught thousands of students at more than a hundred events across this great nation and shared the stage with titans like Donald Trump, Suze Orman and Ron LeGrand.
Though the majority of his experience is in flipping houses, he has considerable experience in all areas of real estate investing strategy and tactics; including, but not limited to; wholesaling, REDC auctions, court-house auctions, REO properties, probates, pre-foreclosures, storage, lease options and rentals.
His vast knowledge about all areas of real estate finance and investing has transformed the lives of his students and their families. He also contributes selflessly to charity, and setting the example of being an honorable philanthropist.
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As a jack-of-all-trades, where do you find solid ground? And how can something as out there as Matrix Reimprinting help find purpose? Matrix Reimprinting Expert and Trainer Karin Davidson interviews Greg Levernois.
Greg has been a construction worker, videographer, handyman, editor, shadow work facilitor (for goodness sakes), a regular guy and searching for personal growth since 1997 - and found Matrix Reimprinting and EFT. He recently attended Karin's Matrix Reimprinting practitioner's workshop and is using it for himself and in his men's group.
Greg talks to us about his journey, learning, fears, successes and whatever else Karin can drag out of him... :-)
We will be talking about how to get on the web without a cash investment. Also, feel free to like us on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/websnoogie
Also, if you are a contractor (painter, handyman, etc., feel free to look at some of our sample websites at: http://samples.websnoogie.com.
Before you hire a handyman, contractor or the kid down the street to do work in or around your home, there are a few things you should know. Don't open yourself up to be sued or to be taken advantage of. Tune in to this weeks show to find out how to protect yourself when inviting workers into your home.
This week's show is dedicated to the men and women of our armed forces. If it weren't for them we would not have the freedom of speech to do shows like "ASK THE HANDYMAN". So come out and express your right to speak freely. Bring all your questions and get the answers. Starting a tast? In the middle of a job? Planning a future project? whatever it is you have going on I have your solution.
It's that time of the year again when we pull out all the xmas and holiday decorations from the attic, If you don't have a set of attic stairs installed to access your attic, this can be a difficult task. Tune in this week for tips and proffessional directions for installing attic stairs.
As you start the new year and make resolutions for yourself, don't forget to make some resolutions for your home as well. This week I look at improvements you can do to increase the value of your home starting at under $100. Tune in to the show for my list or share your own ideas.
On this episode of Conversations in the Zone, I'm chatting with Gregg Pawlowski. Gregg's passion is to equip non-profit leaders to fully fund their mission. He's worked with organizations across the country to increase their fundraising capacity, helping to raise millions of dollars to increase mission impact. As a fundraising coach, consultant, trainer and speaker, he specializes in fundraising and leadership development, having served scores of successful leaders in the non-profit and for profit sectors.
His diverse background is a blend of over 30 years of non-profit and business executive leadership experience, leading organizations to higher performance. Combining his passion and experience with being a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), he is uniquely qualified to help leaders and their organizations achieve accelerated fundraising results. He is the founder of BreakThru Fundraising and works with a broad variety of faith-based and community non-profits across the country. He also served as a Leadership Coach in the MBA and Executive MBA programs at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
Born in Buffalo, New York, Gregg loves to learn, having attended Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Business and countless seminars and workshops. He is very happily married to his wife Josie, has six adult children and nine grandchildren, and resides in Sugar Hill, Georgia. He enjoys family time, being a handyman, reading, hiking and backpacking.
For more information about Gregg and the work he loves, visit http://www.breakthrufundraising.com.
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