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John Stahl

Are you looking for more projects, greater profitability, and control in your business? Do you find yourself working long hours with little time for family and friends? Are you able to take a 2 week, guilt free vacation and return with your business running smoothly? Are you frustrated with motivating your people?

In short: Do you own a business or does your business own you?

When clients come to me they are often overwhelmed with the day to day operations. I help them to find the freedom, fun, profitability, and passion they once had by customizing a strategy to help them achieve their long-term objectives.
I understand the needs of the painting contractor with over 30 years experience in the industry.

Are Free Estimates Really Free !?!

By on July 22, 2013 in Pricing and Estimating with 29 Comments

It’s a daily occurrence all over this grand landscape of contracting. We run out and give away our time and experience for free hoping we will get a certain portion of the business. It’s one of the few professions where we give away our expertise doing free estimates

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4 steps to avoiding the commodity price trap and succeed

By on March 3, 2012 in Customer Service with 0 Comments

The Commodity Price Trap Every business is a commodity business in the eyes of your prospective clients. As with any commodity ( take gasoline for example ) it’s all about price. In the new economy contractors need to understand that they must think and act differently to gain market share and create success. During the […]

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Charging for Estimates?!

Charging for Estimates?!

By on November 6, 2011 in Pricing and Estimating with 0 Comments

      Read my recent article in American Painting Contractor, The Agony of Estimating

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Your friends make horrible business advisors

By on September 22, 2011 in Business Practices with 0 Comments

Have you ever sat down with a friend to ask him/her their advice on your business challenges? Have you complained about the trials and tribulations of running a painting business? Chances are you have, and chances are you were given advice that your friend wanted you to hear. Recently I spoke to a business owner […]

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Summer Blues or Burnout?

Summer Blues or Burnout?

By on August 14, 2011 in Business Practices with 2 Comments

Are you suffering from burn-out? Do you have the contractor blues?In a recent conversation with a painting contractor the discussion turned to the lack of enthusiasm he was feeling about his business, his chosen profession, and life in general. It’s easy to get in this place, I have been there many times myself as I […]

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