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Be Fully Engaged in Managing Your Reputation

Be Fully Engaged in Managing Your Reputation

Yelp. Google Reviews. Angie’s List. Ugh. Doesn’t it seem like everybody always has something to complain about? Studies have shown that, unfortunately, people are more likely to write a review of a negative experience than a positive one. So even if only one out of twenty jobs leaves a customer feeling unsatisfied, you might find […]

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Smart Ways to Use Paint for Home Staging

By on October 16, 2016 in Homeowner Resources with 0 Comments
Smart Ways to Use Paint for Home Staging

If there’s one thing that doesn’t require substantial funds, but can greatly contribute to the appeal of your home to prospective buyers, it has to be the careful selection of interior colors. You may be a fan of dark or very bright colors, but keep in mind that most buyers find them off-putting. Another thing […]

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Why Your Painting Customers Aren’t Loyal

By on September 25, 2016 in Marketing, What We Do with 0 Comments
Why Your Painting Customers Aren’t Loyal

Does it make you mad when a customer totally forgets about you? When a customer turns around and hires another painting contractor even though they sung your praises just a few short months ago? It doesn’t make any sense, does it? Why would a customer make the risky decision to work with a total stranger […]

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How to set up a Painting Business

How to set up a Painting Business

So, you have been working as a painter for some time now and you are looking to venture out on your own, find your own clients and manage your own projects. You have perhaps also competed a few jobs and are wondering “where to from here”? How do I find enough work to keep me busy and […]

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How to Market your Painting Business Online

By on July 16, 2016 in Daily Pick, Random Thoughts, What's New with 0 Comments
How to Market your Painting Business Online

Do you want to give your client list a boost without spending a fortune on marketing and advertising? Going digital is a great, low-cost way to turn idle hours into more work than you can handle. These tips will help you to successfully market your painting business online… 1. Create a Hub If you come […]

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Catchlight Painting Y.E.S Program

By on July 7, 2016 in Random Thoughts, What's New with 0 Comments
Catchlight Painting Y.E.S Program

How We Ran a Successful Community Based Promotion as a Local Business   At Catchlight Painting, we’re always looking for creative ways to raise awareness of our residential painting company and our desire to be recognized as a community partner. When DYB business coach, Steve Burnett shared an initiative he’d used successfully to brand his […]

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What if you actually love what you do?

By on July 1, 2016 in Random Thoughts with 8 Comments
What if you actually love what you do?

Craftsman vs. Entrepreneur I approached the PDCA expo in New Orleans with a naïve attitude. This became clear to me as I presented both my educational topic and my argument in the ‘throw down’ debate. I tailored these presentations to people like me: someone who has strong business acumen and someone who leads their crew […]

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4 Tips For Better Work Agreements

By on June 28, 2016 in Business Practices with 0 Comments
4 Tips For Better Work Agreements

The work is the most important part of any contracting job, but your work agreement comes in hot as second. A contract is obviously important when it comes to avoiding costly lawsuits, but it’s more than just avoiding legal fees. A well-written work agreement will save you misunderstandings and the time, money, and frustrations attached […]

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Harnesses, Scaffolds, and Lifts: Preventing Falls on the Jobsite

By on May 31, 2016 in How We Stay Safe, Safety and OSHA with 0 Comments
Harnesses, Scaffolds, and Lifts: Preventing Falls on the Jobsite

Guess what the most common construction accident is? That’s right – falls. Falling is number one on OSHA’s hit parade of the “Fatal Four” accidents in the industry. The thing is, most falls can be avoided by using the proper equipment and preparation. Even if you are building a “tiny house” a fall from the […]

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Does an Injury have to happen at Work to be Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

By on May 8, 2016 in Safety and OSHA with 0 Comments
Does an Injury have to happen at Work to be Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

In the circumstances that you suffer injuries while at work or fall ill due to the nature of your work, you could be entitled to benefit from workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation refers to a kind of an insurance policy that is a statutory requirement and one that provides medical benefits and wage replacements for […]

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Using Images in your Social Media

By on April 10, 2016 in Social Media, Websites and SEO with 3 Comments
Using Images in your Social Media

Nowadays, people are spending more time on their phones than ever. In fact, marketers spent $8.3 billion on social media advertising in 2015 and 78% of companies say they have dedicated social media teams, according to Sprout Social. When it comes to social media marketing for painting contractors, it’s all about the visuals. While we […]

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4 Ways to Generate Leads for Painters Using Social Media

By on March 27, 2016 in Marketing, Social Media with 3 Comments
4 Ways to Generate Leads for Painters Using Social Media

 After a long, hard day’s painting and decorating, hitting your marketing hard is not always the first thing painters are keen to do. But if you’re striving to keep the work flowing or to expand your business, taking some time out of your working week to promote what you do is essential. You may already […]

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Looking for Leads? Venture into Video!

By on March 27, 2016 in Marketing, What We Do with 1 Comment
Looking for Leads? Venture into Video!

Video marketing can bring in new leads to help you build your business.   Like most contractors, you probably have tools that you can count on for just about every job, but there’s always room to add new tools to your marketing toolbox. Email, print advertising and social media marketing are all reliable tactics, but […]

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5 Ways To Update An Office Space

By on January 23, 2016 in How we use Color. with 2 Comments
5 Ways To Update An Office Space

 A simple paint job is one of the best ways to completely update an office building. It’s not all about the looks, either. The way you utilize colors can have a huge impact on emotions, creativity and even productivity. Nowadays, trends in office decor are based not only on making good impressions with clients and […]

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Finding your Niche

By on December 20, 2015 in Contractor Success Stories, Random Thoughts with 10 Comments
Finding your Niche

In The Beginning Most painters I know started out with a desire to be self-employed and have a decent set of painting skills. That was enough motivation for me to get going, too. Of course, I later found out that there is a whole lot more to running a painting business than I ever imagined! […]

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