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Archive for June, 2012

Contractors and Social Media: Where to start?

By on June 28, 2012 in Social Media with 13 Comments
Contractors and Social Media: Where to start?

Note: This is Part 1 of a 2-part series focused on helping painting contractors increase their online presence by providing practical social media marketing tips and techniques. When a contractor (or any business for that matter) decides to get serious about online marketing and social media, they often are left scratching their head asking, “Where […]

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Open Mike

By on June 25, 2012 in Open Mike with 0 Comments
Open Mike

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 […]

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Kitchen Appliances and Color Choices

By on June 25, 2012 in Homeowner Resources with 0 Comments
Kitchen Appliances and Color Choices

I still say choosing a color scheme for the kitchen is the most challenging. Ironically, it has the least amount of wall space after all the appliances and cabinets are in but the color you do choose, has to be perfect! Just think about all the time you spend in the kitchen. From the time you wake […]

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Interview with an Industry Leader

By on June 24, 2012 in Daily Pick with 0 Comments
Interview with an Industry Leader

Recently the American Painting Contractor magazine conducted an interview with the owner of Custom Coatings Inc., located in Hickory, NC.  Joe Brindle started CCI twenty-one years ago and has been running it successfully ever since.  He and his father took the business from a typical new construction type painting company to a focused painting “think […]

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Building a High Performance Team

By on June 21, 2012 in Business Practices with 7 Comments
Building a High Performance Team

Below are six practical steps we have found to be highly successful. Use the items below to create a plan for your team.Then stick to it for at least six months. If you like, Summit can help. After six months, our experience tells us you will have come a long way and you will want to keep going.

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Happy Anniversary!

By on June 12, 2012 in Random Thoughts with 12 Comments
Happy Anniversary!

Wow, where do I start? A year ago a painter in Vermont suggested on a painter’s forum that someone should create a site for painters to curate their blogs and share industry information. Always up for a challenge, I went out and bought the domain bloggingpainters and and installed WordPress for the first time. I […]

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It’s been a year for BP!

By on June 11, 2012 in Uncategorized with 6 Comments
It’s been a year for BP!

Dear Contributors and Readers, Blogging Painters is now celebrating its first anniversary. In that short time, the site has become a valuable and essential online resource for the painting industry. We couldn’t have done it without you and we are grateful and appreciative. When we launched BP we hoped it would be a place for […]

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Why Are You Losing Money?

By on June 9, 2012 in Pricing and Estimating with 0 Comments

If your business was losing money, would you simply conclude that you need to raise prices and do so by some arbitrary amount? Or, would you sit down, analyze your finances, and determine a specific cause for the loss?

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Open Mike with Karl Schmitt of Sherwin Williams

By on June 7, 2012 in Open Mike with 4 Comments
Open  Mike  with  Karl  Schmitt  of  Sherwin  Williams

As part of our ongoing Open Mike section, Blogging Painters continues to reach out to leaders in the industry. Recently we spoke to Karl Schmitt, VP of Marketing and Research Design at Sherwin Williams.

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