Finding the right person for a position is part art and part science. While some people certainly have a gift for finding good people, everyone can improve their success rate by following a methodical step-by-step process. Continue reading 10 Steps to Better Hiring
“Word of mouth.” That’s the answer you’d get if you ask many pro painters to name their favorite marketing strategy. They know that referrals from friends, neighbors and colleagues are some of the best advertising out there. In today’s world, word of mouth advertising isn’t just a person-to-person game. It’s gone digital as well. Continue reading How to Get the Most Out of the Top 5 Social Media Platforms
Want to make the most out of your social media feeds? Here are some suggestions from the marketing experts at Sherwin-Williams. Continue reading 3 Tips for Building a Powerful Social Media Presence
Making great hires is essential for today’s painting contractor. A well-designed internship program can help you find the best talent and fuel productivity and growth. Continue reading Recruitment & Retention: Using Internships to Make Better Hires
In this episode of our Pro on the Go video series, we asked Nick Slavik, owner of Nick Slavik Painting in New Prague, Minnesota, about the best business advice he has ever received. Continue reading Pro on the Go Video: People Are a Problem. What’s the Solution?
Have you ever said to yourself, “I have no life because my business consumes all my time”! Then there’s a good chance you have the “I can do it all” mindset. I want you to know you’re not alone. And, more importantly, that there’s something you can do about it.
Continue reading Do You Suffer from the ‘I Can Do It All’ Mindset?
Do you suffer from the “I can do it all” mindset? Many business owners do. Here’s what you can do to change. Continue reading 4 Powerful Tips to Free Yourself from the I-Can-Do-It-All Mentality
Callbacks are often preventable – if you understand the common causes. Learn how to reduce callbacks, maintain your reputation and boost productivity with a few best practices.
Continue reading 3 Proven Strategies for Avoiding Callbacks
Scott Long, owner of PME Painting in Gastonia, North Carolina, is always looking for ways to make his day easier. That’s why he created a mySW online profile and downloaded the Sherwin-Williams PRO app.
With these free digital tools, he can log on through the PRO app and use all the services of mySW like paying invoices, researching products, online ordering, and much more.
We sat down with Scott to learn how the use of the PRO app with his mySW account is making his day easier.
Continue reading How mySW Helps Make My Day Easier: A Q&A with Painter Scott Long
Finding good people for your painting company can be a challenge. It may be tempting to rely on your friends and family. While networking is a great strategy, it’s time to broaden the search. Since the majority of job seekers use online resources in their search, here are a few ways to reach them.
Continue reading 3 Keys to Better Hiring: Broaden Your Search for Good Candidates
Finding good employees is a challenge throughout the painting industry. As the industry leader, Sherwin-Williams is introducing a comprehensive new program to encourage people to choose a career in painting.
Continue reading Paint Your Path: Building the Workforce of the Future
As a painting professional, you most likely have a personal LinkedIn page. But do you also have a LinkedIn page for your company? We sat down with Al Pirozzoli, a marketing consultant who has worked with numerous professional painting contracting companies, and asked him to help us understand the value of a LinkedIn company page, and how to make the best use of yours.
Continue reading LinkedIn Company Pages: Are You Making the Most of Yours?
Homeowner associations are one of the fastest-growing residential segments in North America. This market niche offers excellent margins for the painting contractor who understands how to work with these customers.
Continue reading Insider Secrets: How to Grow Your Sales with Homeowner Associations
Roadrunner Drywall Corp. was founded in 1977 by Mark and Bev Nuessle. Since then, the Phoenix-based firm has become one of the Southwest’s major drywall and paint companies, building a reputation for integrity and hard work throughout Arizona and Nevada.
Continue reading Teresa McQueen: How Online Ordering is Making My Job Easier
As your company’s leader, you don’t need to know everything. But you need to know who on your team can get you the answers you need.
Continue reading Are You (Really) Listening? And, How to Get Better At It
Professional painting contractors teamed up with Sherwin-Williams to transform community spaces across the continent with paint and color during National Painting Week in 2018. In all, more than 200 community spaces across North America were given fresh coats of paint as part of Sherwin-Williams seventh annual National Painting Week, which ran from May 25 to June 4.
Continue reading Pro Painters Give Back to their Communities for National Painting Week
Paint It Right was founded by Roy Parker in 1981, and has become one of the most sought after painting contractors in the Richmond, Virginia area. Parker has also become a strong advocate of the new Sherwin-Williams Buy Online service. He sat down with PPC to tell us why. Continue reading Roy Parker: Why I Like Buying My Paint Online
Good leaders are hard to find, and great leaders are even more elusive. Whether there’s a team reporting to you or not, you have the ability to lift your level of respect with your peers while also improving your capacity for greater leadership opportunities. Continue reading Top 10 Tips to Lift Your Leadership
Want to build your brand and give something back to your community? National Painting Week is a perfect opportunity to do both. This year’s nationwide event, sponsored by Sherwin-Williams, is scheduled for May 25-June 4. Continue reading Get Ready to Paint It Forward in 2018