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Archive for January, 2012

Price and Value with Dana Autenrieth of Benjamin Moore

Price and Value with Dana Autenrieth of Benjamin Moore

By on January 28, 2012 in Open Mike with 12 Comments

I am pleased to launch the Blogging Painters Open Mike series with a portion of a recent interview I conducted with Dana Autenrieth of Benjamin Moore. Dana works in a leadership role in the Residential Contractor Segment of Benjamin Moore. Therefore, he has an interest in understanding the issues that are on the minds of paint contractors and clarifying misperceptions between contractors and the manufacturer side of the supply chain in our industry.

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SEO: The Good, The Bad, and the (very) Ugly

SEO: The Good, The Bad, and the (very) Ugly

By on January 23, 2012 in Expo 2012 with 3 Comments

As more media moves online, and customers in need of your products and services follow that trend, it’s crucial to avoid Search Marketing pitfalls.

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Concepts from Benjamin Moore

Concepts from Benjamin Moore

If you are familiar with Benjamin Moore, then you are familiar with the quality paints they produce available in the 1,000’s of colors they offer. Well, this week (after taking a nice 2-week break from my life) I was introduced to a new product from BM called ‘Concepts’. It’s a new line of paint bred […]

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How do you track your leads?

How do you track your leads?

By on January 21, 2012 in Customer Service, Daily Pick with 0 Comments

A painter who has mad computer skills?! One of the great thinks about having a variety of online friends is learning what other skills they have. Fellow Painting Contractor Patrick Miller has long been a contributor to a popular forum I frequent. He recently share an app he created with the members and I asked […]

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Getting More Out of Your Paint Store

Getting More Out of Your Paint Store

By on January 21, 2012 in Business Practices with 25 Comments

Your paint store can be one of the most valuable resources in your business. They can provide product knowledge and expertise, assistance with estimating quantities, colour advice, delivery of products and REFERRALS

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Speaking of Content…….

Speaking of Content…….

By on January 18, 2012 in Daily Pick with 0 Comments

Do you struggle with creating content for your website and Social Media? Your customers, the ones that already know, like and trust you, are more equipped to tell the real story of your business than an army of writers in any marketing department, so why not engage them to do just that. Read more on […]

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Primed for Success: Insl-X STIX

Primed for Success: Insl-X STIX

By on January 17, 2012 in Products, When We Try It with 10 Comments

Often times there is need for a bonding primer on substrates that may be troublesome. Various different plastics used in construction now are where a primer like Insl-X STIX excels. More than a name it STIX to about everything is their tag line. Below is some information directly from the TDS on usage, and acceptable substrates […]

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Say goodbye to drywall dust!

Say goodbye to drywall dust!

We build plastic rooms, cover furniture, tape over duct work and cover the floor all in an effort to keep the jobsite (and self) clean. Especially hard to manage in an occupied space.

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Finding Joy in the Daily Tasks of a Painter.

Finding Joy in the Daily Tasks of a Painter.

By on January 14, 2012 in Products with 9 Comments

I may be a strange person, I admit it, lots of people in this business are. Artists are made that way, it they were normal they wouldn’t have the talent to create like they do.

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Bio Zapp – The Odor Elimination Specialists

Bio Zapp – The Odor Elimination Specialists

By on January 10, 2012 in Open Mike, Solutions with 6 Comments

I met Mark Kitterage, director of refinishing sales from Bio Zapp Laboratories a few weeks ago on Paint Talk.com. Mark was talking up a product that I found interesting,

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Do It Yourself Paint Jobs on the Web

Do It Yourself Paint Jobs on the Web

By on January 10, 2012 in Websites and SEO with 7 Comments

Show me a website designed and published by a painter and I will show you a website designed and published by a painter. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.

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What is the best work you can be doing this January?

What is the best work you can be doing this January?

By on January 9, 2012 in Associates with 8 Comments

Most painting contractors are at their slowest season in January, excepting those who may have some special niches, or others who may have developed

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PDCA-DECO Magazine

PDCA-DECO Magazine

By on January 8, 2012 in Expo 2012 with 0 Comments

Check out the latest edition of DECO Magazine for information on the EXPO and great articles. Visit the DECO website for more information.

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Linnea Blair

Linnea Blair

By on January 7, 2012 in Associates with 2 Comments

The president of Advisors On Target, Linnea Blair provides business coaching and consulting to business owners and executives, who are ready to take action to become effective leaders and run a more profitable and professional business. Her areas of experience include Strategic Planning, Business Plans, Financial Management, Marketing Strategy and Leadership. Linnea developed the On […]

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DocuSign, Online Signatures

DocuSign, Online Signatures

By on January 5, 2012 in Business Practices with 1 Comment

Most of you know me from writing about lead based paint, but I wanted to step outside the box for a minute and mention a product, DocuSign that painters may be interested in.

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