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Getting Started With Floor Grinding

By on August 30, 2015 in Equipment, How do I?, Random Thoughts with 8 Comments
Getting Started With Floor Grinding

Where to Begin? Getting started in concrete coatings can be somewhat daunting, especially when considering the price of a floor grinder and vacuum system that can run $7,000 – $12,000.  If you are just starting out in concrete coatings, this startup expense can be a turn off. Thankfully, there are systems out there that will […]

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Trimaco Kleen Edge Tape

By on August 23, 2015 in Products with 0 Comments
Trimaco Kleen Edge Tape

Recently I had a small faux finishing job that I thought the Kleen Edge tape would work perfectly for. Many of the houses in my area were not primed when new, and in most cases when regular blue tape is applied to the walls it will pull off the paint. On this particular job I had […]

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JobFLEX Mobile app

By on August 23, 2015 in Press Releases with 0 Comments
JobFLEX Mobile app

Contractor industry can now generate quotes and estimates on-the-go with JobFLEX’s Android app August 6, 2015 (Rockford, MI) –JobFLEX is excited to announce the release of their new mobile app for contractors and service professionals to create quick and easy quotes on the go. While most contractor apps focus on invoicing and few have estimating […]

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The Exciting World of Proposals and Contracts

By on August 16, 2015 in Business Practices with 0 Comments
The Exciting World of Proposals and Contracts

As a painting contractor, writing proposals and performing contract administration are just two of the many job functions you will find yourself involved in. How well you manage these tasks will be critical to your company’s success. This includes creating a professional proposal, drawing up and submitting the contract and negotiating with the owner or […]

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The Bidding Process

By on August 16, 2015 in Pricing and Estimating with 4 Comments
The Bidding Process

 Putting it all together  The first step to any bid is of course to gather the quantities, whether you are measuring an existing structure or doing a takeoff from a set of plans. From there you must “extend” your numbers, either manually or by entering the information into an estimating program. There are many such […]

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The BIGGEST Mistake in Marketing for Painting Contractors – Do You Make It?

By on August 9, 2015 in Marketing with 2 Comments
The BIGGEST Mistake in Marketing for Painting Contractors – Do You Make It?

What if there was a hidden resource in your painting business that could dramatically increase the levels of reliability, predictability, and profitability in your painting company? What if this resource could also be used to increase the equity found in your business – making it so valuable that you could SELL your painting business for […]

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Environmentally Responsible Painting

By on August 5, 2015 in Published Articles with 3 Comments
Environmentally Responsible Painting

As a professional painter, your environmental footprint is much larger then you probably realize. As opposed to other professions, painters create significantly more waste, travel for every job, and require some non-recyclable materials. While this is the unfortunate truth, there are steps you can take to be more environmentally friendly. Many consumers are conscious about […]

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15 Free SEO Tools Every Small Business Should Know About

15 Free SEO Tools Every Small Business Should Know About

After presenting SEO and Online Presence assessments to customers, many ask which tools we use to gather data and whether any of these tools are free. Although there are a countless number of SEO tools available, our experience is that many are misleading and ineffective. And if you’re making business and investment decisions based on […]

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Going Mobile…..

By on August 2, 2015 in Press Releases with 0 Comments
Going Mobile…..

Use Your Mobile Phone to Keep Customers Happy… and Get a Few More It’s Monday morning. You know you have to make it to your scheduled appointments on time so you don’t get behind throughout the day. You know that if you start to run late, even five minutes behind, you’ll have unhappy customers. All […]

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Best Practices For Painting Commercial Gym Spaces

By on August 2, 2015 in Business Practices with 1 Comment
Best Practices For Painting Commercial Gym Spaces

Last month, Dan Harrison wrote a post on the best colors for a commercial gym space. Once you and your client have settled on the colors you’re going to use, how are you going to start such a large project? My team of Chester County painters and myself have come up with a few tips […]

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