If you own a painting business, your main focus is entrepreneurship. Yes, you might be a painter, you might be a business owner that actually still paints on the job, but even if so, your first and foremost job is that of an entrepreneur. As I write this, it is wintertime. Where I live, winter, … Continue reading For Paint Contractors: Are You a Painter, or are You an Entrepreneur? Part 3: Shifting Mindset
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Ask someone what first comes to mind when they hear the word, "painter," and you will get a flurry of responses. Beer drinker, is generally at the apex of the list, but here are some other hats that paint contractors wear as well. Meteorologist: I'm in the midwest where the phrase, "don't like the weather, … Continue reading The Many Hats of a Paint Contractor
A Typical Conversation With Customers Me to the customer, "What type of sheen would you like on your walls?" Customer, "I'm not sure, What are my options, and what do you mean by sheen?" Me again, "How 'shiny' your walls will be with your new paint. You have the options of flat, matte, eggshell, satin, … Continue reading What Type of Paint Should I Use For My…
You've got a total of 30 friends coming over for Thanksgiving Dinner, and you were drinking one night and offered to cook the whole meal, nobody is to bring anything but a good attitude. Would it be okay, as you prepare the food, to include all of the steps and ingredients, but, do them in … Continue reading DIY: Steps To Repainting An Entire Room
Congratulations! Your homework and diligence has paid off; you have gone through the bidding process and have found the perfect paint contractor for your project. Here are some final steps to take before the work begins. Inform the Contractor Let them know that you have chosen them, make sure their schedule is still open to … Continue reading 5 Things I Want Customers To Know As They Choose Their Painting Contractor #5: Awarding the Contract