Handyman Business Name Generator
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How to name your handyman business
Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your handyman business. Below you’ll find twenty example names I created in this process and next, I’ll show you how you can create your own. To get started try our handyman business name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.
- Handy Habitat
- Plant Protector
- Bushes And Branches
- Bountiful Botany
- Flora Fanatic
- Flowers Are Friends
- Household Guardians
- Gadget Grove
- Jungle Jugglers
- Leaf Love
- Moss Management
- Styling Soil
- Seeds And Weeds
- Home Heroes
- Succulent Solutions
- Clever And Secure
- Jack Of All Blades
- Yard Guard
- Repair And Rebuild
Four steps to naming your handyman business
This four-step process will help you name your handyman business. In this example, I’m creating a name for a handyman business that conveys the capability of handymen to tackle a wide range of things, both indoors and out. Here’s each step I took in crafting these business names.
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#1) Brainstorm your name ideas
Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like “Habitat”, “Home”, “Repair” and “Flora”, there are both terms that are related to plants and yard work as well as the idea of managing, fixing or repairing things that fit within a variety of categories. These are terms you can adjust if your business has a certain focus.
If you’re stuck on words to use, try our business name generator.
Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:
#2) Shortlist your ideas
Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.
Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of name:
- Is the name simple and easy to remember?
- Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
- Is the name different from competitors?
- Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
- Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?
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#3) Get some feedback
You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great handyman business names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends, are more likely to praise all your ideas and they aren’t your customer.
Be sure to ask questions like:
- What first comes to mind when you first hear the name?
- How would you spell it?
With you’re customer feedback you can now ask yourself is the name still relevant? and did it represent your business how you intended?
My customer feedback:
This name depicts the idea that help from this handyman business is especially fantastic for helping with outdoor needs.
Like a superhero for your home, this name provides the idea that this business can handle just about any home issue you may have.
For those who specialize in tasks that require blades, like trimming the grass or other plants, this is a great name.
This name allows customers to feel safe in knowing that even difficult tasks can be repaired with the help of this business.
#4) Check It’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great handyman business names on your list, in case your any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if you’re name is available within your country/state, also be sure to search if the name is also available for Trademark and Domain name Registration.
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Competitor Name Analysis
To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful handyman businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
The Handyman’s Daughter is a name that gives people the idea that they are working with someone local. There’s a story behind the name that portrays the idea that this is a family business that is being carried on.
BrightView is a handyman business that works mainly outdoors. Their name portrays this is a positive way, providing the imagery of a lovely, bright view once they have gotten your yard work completed.
House Doctors is a business with a strong name, providing the sense that these handymen can take care of your house in the way that a doctor would take care of you. Customers can feel safe when they work with this business.
1. Do a Competitor Analysis
Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future, knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitors business name words for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:
- What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
- Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
- Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?
2. Focus on Naming your Business not Describing it.
A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, using overused handyman terms like help, fix or repair. A more effective business name should convey to customers your businesses and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.
Let’s take for example a real handyman business named “House Doctors”.
There’s a sense of comfort that customers can take just from the name of this business. Just like a doctor strives to make sure you have the best possible care, this company is likely to do the same for your home.
3. How to make a more memorable name
Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customers mind and is also a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks and give an extra thought on your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:
- Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Plant Protector, Home Heroes
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Flowers Are Friends – this name can only work in the context of things related to flowers/lawn care)
- Keep it short and simple.
4. Try purchasing a Brandable business name
Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable handyman business names could be:
- Vendera Handyman
- Precipa Handyman
- Natara Hanyman
You can find a full list of Brandable business names at Domainify.com
5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.
Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, John names his business Home Helpers and finds out it’s already taken. Because he’s already decided this is what he’ll name his business he tries to opt for similar sounding names like HommeHelpers, HomHelp or HelpHome.
You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.
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