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Behr DeckOver

By on June 30, 2013 in Product Feedback

Featuring advanced, 100 percent acrylic resin fused with ceramic microspheres, BEHR PREMIUM DECKOVER coating creates a durable, mildew-resistant finish that enables professionals—including residential painters, property managers and remodelers—to restore and maintain areas such as decks, railings, walkways, patios and more. Have you tried Behr’s newest product, DeckOver? Fill out the form below and tell us […]

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How to Make Local Search Work for You and Your Service Area

How to Make Local Search Work for You and Your Service Area

By on June 30, 2013 in Websites and SEO with 12 Comments

The good news: local search is an awesome tool for getting ranked and for promoting your business. The bad news: it creates real problems for people who service customers in their own home and who want to rank inside of their entire service area. However, those problems do not mean that you have to give […]

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3 Things You Should Know about Lead Generation Services

3 Things You Should Know about Lead Generation Services

Nobody really likes to sell. If you’re like most people, you’d rather just get down to the business of painting your client’s house. There’s nothing less pleasurable than digging up leads. In an ideal world, a professional could hang out his shingle, be really good at what he does, and never lack for phone calls. […]

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Is the Customer Always Right?

Is the Customer Always Right?

By on June 15, 2013 in Customer Service with 4 Comments

“As a Painting Contractor, Is the Customer Always Right?”  The term the “customer is always right” was a slogan launched by the retail industry in the late 19th century. It’s intention was to make the customers “feel special.” I, like many others, have adopted this slogan into my business practices. But I must admit at times I […]

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How Does Your Website Rank? Tips for Tracking Your Rankings

How Does Your Website Rank? Tips for Tracking Your Rankings

By on June 13, 2013 in Websites and SEO with 2 Comments

As a small business owner/ internet marketer you probably understand that ranking your website high in the major search engines can help you in gaining more leads, and selling more jobs.  Measuring your search engine rankings and your SEO progress and results has become easier over the years thanks to the introduction of a variety […]

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Behr Marquee Paint Reviews

By on June 8, 2013 in Product Feedback

Behr announces Marquee, a new line of paint for contractors: “The MARQUEE product is our most premier paint that delivers best-in-class performance and the ultimate in dirt resistance, ensuring exterior surfaces look freshly painted longer with reduced fade,” said Colin Jaffe, senior vice president of operations for professional products and services at Behr. “MARQUEE paint […]

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5 Ways to Gain a Colorful Following on Pinterest

5 Ways to Gain a Colorful Following on Pinterest

By on June 5, 2013 in Social Media with 8 Comments

The internet is evolving to be more and more social, and as different social networks mature and grow in size, you have more and more opportunities to get your business out there. But in the painting industry, you have a relatively unique advantage – you’re situated in a highly-visual industry. Why not promote your business […]

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The Danger with Referrals

The Danger with Referrals

By on June 3, 2013 in Marketing with 16 Comments

Most contractors can agree that the best way to get new business is through referrals. In fact, I was recently at a contractor event where the speaker indicated that upwards of 70% of his company’s new business comes from referrals, and national statistics back up this statement. This is huge! There is nothing more invigorating […]

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Erecta Rack

Erecta Rack

By on June 1, 2013 in Product Feedback

Do you use an Erecta Rack? Fill out the review form and tell us what you think! See more on Dean’s thoughts here! An interview with the owner. You can find out more on them here, and what they have to say in the UK about Erecta Rack!    

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