Handy, affectionately called “Handy” by those familiar with the company, is poised to become the Uber of home and office cleaning. Uber, of course, has revolutionized the transportation industry by providing a means in which people order or offer transportation services. Handy follows a similar model and seems to be doing tremendously well. A smart business concept that provides a service people want is going to be a success. Handybook fits that description.
For those who want to hire a qualified freelancer who can provide a fair hourly rate on house cleaning duties, Handybook is an excellent venue to turn. On the other side of the coin, freelancers looking to make part-time or full-time income now have a means of promoting their wares. Handybook delivers both and does so significantly. Right now, Handybook is handling about $1 million bookings per week. That is a lot of service provider commerce and the numbers are likely to grow as more and more people learn of how easy it is to book service through Handybook.
Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua are the two entrepreneurs who founded the service. By the way, Handybook does more that help facilitate house cleaning services. Handymen, plumbers, and more can be booked. Booking someone does not even require placing a call on a telephone. Downloading an app to a mobile device and utilizing the app on the device is all that is needed to set up the booking. Payments are facilitated easily through the app. Consider this another reason why the growth of the company is so impressive.
Handybook is not a small-time business. The company initial startup was funded by a venture capital firm. Specifically, General Catalyst Partners and Highland Capital Partners contributed $12 million in funds to establish the growing company. Handybook is based out of New York City and has greatly expanded its presence into other metropolitan areas. The total number of cities in which Handybook promotes its wares is 13 and that number includes the major cities Chicago and Los Angeles. 50 employees comprise the staff of Handybook. All of these numbers are impressive for such a relatively new company.
The growth of the company is like to yield several positive results. The ways Handybook can impact people’s lives is fairly significant. Someone who wants a clean apartment does not have to struggle to find someone who offers fair hourly rates. Another person looking to make just $30 a week doing two hours worth of work on the weekend can do so. $30 adds up to $1,560 per year. A lot of bills can be paid with that money.
Handybook should also contribute to a massive amount of inspiration to people throughout the world wondering if they should become entrepreneurs. This company does prove with the right idea, effort, and funding, success does not have to be elusive. And no entrepreneur has to live in a messy home or apartment either.