Social media marketing got you down? Save time and energy using a social media marketing dashboard. Does your social media marketing plan leave you exhausted and take too much time? All that liking, sharing, tweeting, pinning, and jumping from app to app leave you with little time for other tasks? By now we know that social [...]
Using Facebook To Build Your Business When I first joined Facebook three years ago, it was a means to managing a page for my business which I naively thought would be a source of loads of new business. When that didn’t happen I assumed it was because I didn’t have enough likes. The poor man’s [...]
Around the internet, there are many differing opinions about whether or not it is ok to just help yourself to any content you see on the internet. Its a bit of a polarizing discussion, where people are either very much against or very much in favor of what I guess we could call the concept of “open source content” that would be free for the taking.
The Original Content Conundrum Those of you that are readers of BP and articles on content like this one, know that we require original content on this site, and on our own individual business sites. That is not just because we happen to enjoy creating content, but also because we recognize the value of unique content [...]
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With the push for more health and safety I have conceded to wearing painters gloves…. Having tried many different types and brands I have settled on Axus Decor Painters gloves! I have large hands and they fit nicely, and as quickly as they go on they come off, are not sticky and allow me to [...]
What are your business plans for 2013? The last few weeks have been tough; you have had to lay guys off because of the winter, you are struggling to fill up your board, you wonder if you will make it through the months ahead. Of course you will! This is because you are in the [...]
Planning for next year… Now that your marketing plans for winter well under way and are better able to understand the size of the workforce that you can use in the next few months, it is time to start considering who should be on the team and who should be out the door. You have [...]
The Questions You Must Discuss on Every Estimate Last year, we wrote an article about selling. Basically, it’s tough! For seasonal areas this time of year, everyone seems to be calling at the same time. When it gets busy, we can easily get caught up focusing on the work to be done. We forget that [...]
“Everything gets Measured” That was biggest takeaway from an Estimating course I took from Bob Cusumano last year. Measuring and Estimating was one thing my husband and I had always disagreed on. He could walk a job, know how long it would take and be able to say how much. Of course, he had been [...]
The web is maybe the biggest tool and advantage we’ve ever been able to use as businessmen and women in the history of the world. Never before have we had the power to advertise to a market on a 24/7 365 basis with a minimal investment as often as we’d like. And while some might [...]
What is your Marketing Plan for the Winter? You can smell it in the evening air – summer is coming to a close. Soon, the days will shorten, leaves will turn, and painting contractors will be moving inside. Though it may feel early, now is the time to start planning for fall and winter. Making [...]
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The more the internet kind of stays the same… The good news is that it is only getting easier to publish a professional blog. If you have any kind of computer and a smartphone, you are half way there. It’s the other half that makes the difference between a blog with substance and one that [...]
What’s in your toolbox? I find it interesting all the different tools I read about and see online. I remember at the PDCA Expo in Las Vegas seeing many products that I thought, “what a great idea”! But I never have the time, resources or chance to do a review. For a review to be [...]
Are you trying to be a paint contractor and website developer? Many of us wear several hats in our companies, trying to do every task, thinking we are saving time by spending precious hours on building websites, creating marketing campaigns, keeping up with Social Media, etc. We have discussed at length here on BP on [...]
If you are involved at any level in the paint industry, and you are reading this, then you probably spend some minutes of your day in some shape or form as a participant in the social medial and blog spheres. And you likely understand that part of that involves being open to using the power [...]
I often find that contractors use photos to showcase their work to potential clients. They have albums (either online or off) of project photos they’ve completed, and often have a “portfolio” button on their website that presents some of their best work to visitors. Even though these photos are stunning, they don’t even come close [...]