Category Archives: BUSINESS BUILDERS

How to Easily Make More Money on Every Estimate

Do you feel like the only way to make more money in your painting business is to find more clients, but you hate the thought of spending your extra cash on marketing?

This simple upselling strategy can add thousands of dollars (or more) to your personal income each year – without investing tons of money or time. Continue reading How to Easily Make More Money on Every Estimate

Leadership: Chad Jeffries on How to Find and Keep Good Workers

What’s the toughest challenge in the painting business today? If you said employee retention, you’re on the right track. A veteran contractor offers advice on how to get better at it. Continue reading Leadership: Chad Jeffries on How to Find and Keep Good Workers

2018 PDCA Expo: How to Get Early Registration Discounts

The PDCA Expo is coming to Texas in 2018. The three-day conference will be held February 21 through 23 in Galveston Island, Texas. It’s a chance for contractors to meet other pros and discuss ways to tackle their toughest business challenges and learn powerful ways to build their competitive edge. Continue reading 2018 PDCA Expo: How to Get Early Registration Discounts

Infographic: Survey Reveals Some Surprising Homeowner Paint Color Preferences

As part of National Painting Week, Harris Poll conducted a survey of homeowner paint color preferences on behalf of Sherwin-Williams. See some of the results in the infographic below. Continue reading Infographic: Survey Reveals Some Surprising Homeowner Paint Color Preferences

Leadership: Annie Newton on Setting Priorities and Staying Focused

Too much to do, not enough time? Annie Newton, COO at 4 Seasons Color in Walla Walla, Washington, shares some of her secrets for setting priorities and staying focused. Continue reading Leadership: Annie Newton on Setting Priorities and Staying Focused

Team Effort: Pro Painters Join Sherwin-Williams to Refresh Their Towns

During 2017’s National Painting Week, thousands of Sherwin-Williams associates across North America volunteered to refresh more than 240 locations in need of a fresh coat of paint. Continue reading Team Effort: Pro Painters Join Sherwin-Williams to Refresh Their Towns

The Worst Thing to Do When Working with Architects

Before joining the family painting business, Gina Koert of Shamrock Painting studied to be an architect, so she has a unique perspective on the sometimes challenging relationship between architects and painting contractors. Continue reading The Worst Thing to Do When Working with Architects

6 Strategies to Generate More Repeat Business

Repeat business and customer referrals are important sources of opportunity and revenue in the residential repaint market. Cultivating these valued referrals and establishing yourself as a professional takes time, effort and an understanding of some basic practices. Continue reading 6 Strategies to Generate More Repeat Business

National Painting Week: A chance to build bonds with your community

Participating in National Painting Week, from joining a project to sharing painting tips, is a great way to showcase your expertise and position you as a strong community partner.

This year’s nationwide event is set for May 19-29, 2017. Continue reading National Painting Week: A chance to build bonds with your community