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
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
Hotels, resorts and restaurants are an excellent sales opportunity for painting contractors who understand the market and are acquainted with the wide range of products available to keep these properties looking good. Continue reading 4 Tips for Success in the Hospitality Painting Segment
A Q&A with Justin Gripka, who with his wife Lauren owns the Gripka Paint Company in Basehor, a suburb of Kansas City located in Leavenworth County, Kansas. Continue reading Why I’m Buying My Paint and Supplies Online
Sherwin-Williams PRO customers now have a convenient new way to buy paint and supplies online using a mobile phone, tablet or computer. Continue reading Buy Online: It’s Easy, Fast and Efficient
All leaders must understand this simple truth: style does matter. These six leadership styles are the most prominent in the workforce today. See if you can recognize where you fit in. Continue reading 6 Types of Leaders: Which One Are You?
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
Most painting contractors face the dilemma of how to keep a reasonable awareness online primarily through their websites. In most cases, they don’t have the expertise to regularly update their websites nor the budget. There is another way. Continue reading 10 Ways to Leverage LinkedIn For Your Painting Company
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
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
After reading the headline above, did you say to yourself: “Yes, painting … duh!” Sure, that’s the obvious answer, but not every customer hires a painter for the same reasons. Continue reading Are You Selling What Your Customers Are Buying?
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
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
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
Job site safety is crucial for both yourself and your customer. Here are some safety tips for the many types of projects and conditions you may encounter. Continue reading Job Site Safety: A 12-Point Guide for the Pro Painter
By Paige NeJame
I like to sleep at night. There are just some things on which I will not be cheap. I’ve found that saving money often causes unnecessary trouble, including warranty work and the distraction from the real work at hand – growing my business. Continue reading 4 Rules on When NOT to be cheap investing in your business
Sherwin-Williams has unveiled its latest tool for painting professionals seeking ways to work more efficiently: the all-new Sherwin-Williams PRO app. Continue reading 5 Ways the New PRO App Saves Painters Time and Money
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
Want to take your business to the next level? Then see what Kevin Nolan has to say in our Pro On the Go video series: Continue reading Don’t Fly By the Seat of Your Pants. Do This Instead. (Video)
At its core, leadership is really about how you can influence the people around you, and your ability to move them in a certain direction to accomplish certain goals or objectives. Continue reading The 12 Factors that Build Phenomenal Leaders