FieldPulse is an all-in-one business management application for your painting company – operating on iPhone, Android, and Computer WebApp. Schedule jobs for your team members, manage customer relationships, create estimates and invoices, and more! Source-Field Pulse The team at Field Pulse has provided some trials to our readers, see what they, and others have to […]
Scott Burt owns and operates Topcoat Finishes, Inc. in Vermont, writes the monthly "From the Field" column in American Painting Contractor, and blogs prolifically at www.topcoatreview.com.
Let’s preface this discussion by saying that there is no right or wrong size for a paint contracting business, no one size fits all. Crew size and configuration is completely dependant on the market you operate in and your potential to generate work. This discussion is geared more to the paint contractor who is in […]
One thing you should know about blogging is a little bit about creating interesting and at least reasonably well-written content. Most would agree that to use a blog platform at any kind of a high level would imply that you have to at some point hit a minimum standard and quantity of organic content. Even if by accident, it should happen somewhere along the way.
This article isn’t about accounting. But every year, almost to the day, my accountant sends out to all of his clients a year end tax planning document via email. It is rich with information about current tax legislation and expected changes in tax law from the current year to the next, which is a great […]
We say yes. Sure, we all have sharper pencils today than we did 5 or 7 years ago. Alot of the (would be) competition has become pretty adroit – or sloppy -at figuring out where to compromise product and process to make lower numbers work. Some will even tell you that they make more money […]
Riding the wave of the peak season, and scrambling to figure out how to get all the work done is a great time to start thinking about all the things that I need to do when things slow down. The winter list. All of the marketing tweaks, customer relations enhancements, equipment upgrades, systems rebuilds, employee […]
Here is some new footage I shot this morning on the Graco ProShot. The intent is to help contractors determine where and how they would use the tool, by showing situations where we use the tool most effectively. I have reviewed the original 2000 psi ProShot as well as the Fine Finish Unit for publication in […]
For at least a couple of years, I was a skeptical spectator of social media and blogging. I thought these types of media were just bells and whistles, free attempts by contractors to avoid traditional methods of marketing their businesses. Then, last November, that changed for me. I decided that I needed an effective way […]