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Linnea Blair

I'm Linnea Blair, Business Coach. My company Advisors On Target, provides business coaching and consulting to small business owners who are ready to take action to become effective leaders and run a more profitable and professional business.

I developed the On Target Program for Painting Contractors in 2002 and since then have worked one on one with well over 100 Residential and Small Commercial Painting Contractors to help them develop more successful painting businesses. I also provide group coaching, online business intensives, webinars and workshops.

Advisors On Target is committed to helping painting contractors to grow their businesses. I have been a PDCA National Associate Member for many years. I am a Partner Supporter of the PDCA Residential Forum and an associate member Painting and Decorating Contractors of California (PDCC)). I’m excited to be involved with Blogging Painters in supporting this industry!

It’s Time for a Mid-Year Business Check Up

It’s Time for a Mid-Year Business Check Up

By on August 6, 2013 in Business Practices with 4 Comments

We all take our cars in to the mechanic for periodic checks, and as painting contractors you often offer home maintenance or warranty inspections to check that your customer’s home exterior is in good shape and that the coatings are wearing well. As a business owner, how often do you check up on how your […]

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PDCA Residential Forum Advanced Shop Talk 13 Review

PDCA Residential Forum Advanced Shop Talk 13 Review

By on September 20, 2012 in Associates with 0 Comments

I just returned from the PDCA Residential Forum’s Advanced Shop Talk 13 in the Windy City. It is inspiring to hang out with such an engaged group of business owners who are committed to building a better painting business. Many of the painting contractors in attendance brought key employees as well. What an excellent opportunity […]

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Begin With the End in Mind

Begin With the End in Mind

By on August 9, 2012 in Business Practices with 0 Comments

“Begin with the End in Mind” I think most business owners are familiar with this line, “Begin with the End in Mind” from Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. When we are just starting out in business, many of us only have a vague idea about where the “end” point will […]

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3 Steps for Painting Contractors to Power up your Referral Network using LinkedIn

3 Steps for Painting Contractors to Power up your Referral Network using LinkedIn

By on April 11, 2012 in Marketing with 8 Comments

Why don’t more painting contractors use LinkedIn effectively? I’ve often citied the statistics I’ve gathered over the years from coaching over a hundred painting contractors and tracking their numbers. Those statistics continue to hold up. 65% or more of your business comes from relationships, whether they be repeat customers, referrals from customers, referrals from strategic […]

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How to get the most out of Expo 2012

How to get the most out of Expo 2012

By on February 15, 2012 in Associates, Expo 2012 with 6 Comments

There are numerous good reasons for painting contractors to attend PDCA Expo. It’s always great to reconnect with old friends and meet new friends and share ideas and tricks of the trade. Plus you get to attend education sessions which help you to run a better business and learn new technical skills, not to mention […]

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What is the best work you can be doing this January?

What is the best work you can be doing this January?

By on January 9, 2012 in Associates with 8 Comments

Most painting contractors are at their slowest season in January, excepting those who may have some special niches, or others who may have developed

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