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Sweat Equity

     

    Man Turns Business Idea into a Home Business
    By Home Business Magazine

    As Dave Ulferts worked along side a contractor and friend finishing his basement, he felt a wide range of emotions: relief that he had a professional helping him every step of the way; pride that he was actually contributing to the project; and satisfaction that his efforts were saving him a substantial amount of money off the project.

    Dave Ulferts Remodeling was born in that very basement that Dave helped finish with his own two hands.

    As Dave Ulferts worked along side a contractor and friend finishing his basement, he felt a wide range of emotions: relief that he had a professional helping him every step of the way; pride that he was actually contributing to the project; and satisfaction that his efforts were saving him a substantial amount of money off the project.
        After the basement was completed, those emotions didn’t go away. Showing off his new basement, Dave shared his experience with others, and they seemed to feel the same way. Dave was onto something — a business idea based on “sweat equity.”
        UHelp USave Remodeling was born in that very basement that Dave helped finish with his own two hands. Dave’s customers benefit from the knowledge that a professional contractor brings the appropriate tools and expertise to the project. Working together saves the contractor time, and more importantly, the customer saves money.
        Dave’s background in sales and marketing has been a help in building his home-based company from the ground up. Social media and referrals from past customers are the primary drivers of new business. The same sense of accomplishment and pride that Dave felt compels customers to share their own stories with friends and coworkers. While Omaha is the first UHelp USave market, Dave has begun to field franchise requests from multiple states.
        According to Dave, the company will even be featured in an upcoming television story on Fox Business sometime this spring. The segment is on franchising, and his company was selected because of its new and innovative approach.

        As the company grows, Dave hopes to have franchises into 30-plus states and expand the types of services it provides. Dave’s vision is to take this concept of consumers’ helping and apply it to painting, landscaping, and interior design.  
        The term “sweat equity” has been around for a long time. Dave Ulferts hopes it becomes synonymous  with “UHelp USave” going forward. For more information, visit www.uhelpusave.com. HBM  V18-3 Add: 7/11 HP: 11/6/12
     

     

     
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