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How to Market your Painting Business Online

How to Market your Painting Business Online

By on July 16, 2016 in Daily Pick, Random Thoughts, What's New with 0 Comments

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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How We Built a Hiring Process That Works

How We Built a Hiring Process That Works

For us folks here in the North, it’s that time of year when the exterior work is rolling in and we need to staff-up to meet the demand. Every painting company needs a healthy amount of guys and gals on hand to cover the seasonal increase in workload, and a solid hiring process will insure […]

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Ever have one of those days?

Ever have one of those days?

By on July 13, 2014 in Daily Pick, Random Thoughts with 0 Comments

What to do about those days that don’t go exactly as you planned them out? I used to stress uncontrollably worrying that things are not going according to my plan. if it is taking longer, for example, to finish the job than expected. Maybe something doesn’t turn out perfect that I’ve painted. Or maybe someone […]

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Playing Hangman: The Story of an Invention

Playing Hangman: The Story of an Invention

My son, the inventor, by Bonnie Goldberg Mothers often brag about their offspring, as in “my son, the doctor” competing with “my son, the lawyer.” Now I get to brag about Adam Goldberg, “my son, the entrepreneur” and his best friend and business partner Kay Saucier, the inventor. The saying goes that “necessity is the mother […]

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JLC Online Adds a Blogging Painter to Lineup

JLC Online Adds a Blogging Painter to Lineup

Scott Burt Joins  JLC Online as a Featured Author The Journal of Light Construction recently added Scott Burt to its 2014 Featured Blog Author lineup at JLC Online, the interactive online venue for construction and remodeling professionals. Scott Burt is a paint contractor and author of the popular “From the Field” column in American Painting Contractor […]

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PDCA EXPO ’13 – Presenters?

PDCA EXPO ’13 – Presenters?

By on September 18, 2012 in Daily Pick with 6 Comments

Do you attend Professional Development? Have you ever attended a PDCA Expo? I attended my first one last year in Las Vegas, and it was a great experience. The level of expertise and professionalism of the Painting Contractors I met was incredible. I especially enjoyed joining the Professional Women in Painting Forum, and still network with many of […]

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Monster Proof Paint

Monster Proof Paint

By on July 4, 2012 in Daily Pick with 3 Comments

I love the Entrepreneurial Spirit! I first came across Peter and Izzy on Twitter, and was intrigued by the name and checked out their Facebook Page to learn more. Here is a couple who found a solution to their children’s problems and turned it into a viable product. And thanks to Social Media, they are able to share […]

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Interview with an Industry Leader

Interview with an Industry Leader

By on June 24, 2012 in Daily Pick with 0 Comments

Recently the American Painting Contractor magazine conducted an interview with the owner of Custom Coatings Inc., located in Hickory, NC.  Joe Brindle started CCI twenty-one years ago and has been running it successfully ever since.  He and his father took the business from a typical new construction type painting company to a focused painting “think […]

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How do you track your leads?

How do you track your leads?

By on January 21, 2012 in Customer Service, Daily Pick with 0 Comments

A painter who has mad computer skills?! One of the great thinks about having a variety of online friends is learning what other skills they have. Fellow Painting Contractor Patrick Miller has long been a contributor to a popular forum I frequent. He recently share an app he created with the members and I asked […]

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Speaking of Content…….

Speaking of Content…….

By on January 18, 2012 in Daily Pick with 0 Comments

Do you struggle with creating content for your website and Social Media? Your customers, the ones that already know, like and trust you, are more equipped to tell the real story of your business than an army of writers in any marketing department, so why not engage them to do just that. Read more on […]

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Why Profit Should Be Your Most Important Goal

Why Profit Should Be Your Most Important Goal

By on December 27, 2011 in Daily Pick with 0 Comments

Today’s Daily pick is courtesy of John Janstch of Ducttape Marketing This time of year many business owners revisit goals and objectives for the coming year. I know that I do and it’s a practice that helps me focus on what’s really important all the way to the task level. Why Profit Should Be Your […]

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The ROI on Social Media

The ROI on Social Media

By on December 26, 2011 in Daily Pick with 4 Comments

“There is no such thing as Social Media” says Gary V! What!? So what have we been doing all this time? Gary V has a lot to say about this! Check out the keynote speech on his channel as well. What do you think?   photo by linkedmediagroup.com

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Starting from Scratch: A Writer’s Guide to Blogging | Goins, Writer

Starting from Scratch: A Writer’s Guide to Blogging | Goins, Writer

By on December 23, 2011 in Daily Pick with 2 Comments

Thanks to fellow blogger Heidi Nyline, I have been following an interesting writer, Jeff Goins. He talks about writing, and does it well. Like many, it is something I struggle with, and he says it’s ok! He even offers advice on how to nudge yourself. Here is a great opportunity, he is offering a 12 week […]

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PDCA in Vegas, Why I’m There Baby…

PDCA in Vegas, Why I’m There Baby…

By on December 18, 2011 in Daily Pick, Expo 2012 with 4 Comments

Feb 19th to 22nd, Las Vegas is going to be even more colorful than usual. The PDCA Expo 2012 is being held at Planet Hollywood and it promises to be a huge event. If you are a paint contractor or involved in the painting industry, it really shouldn’t be a hard thing to convince your significant […]

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To Blog or not to Blog?

To Blog or not to Blog?

By on November 22, 2011 in Blogging Tips, Daily Pick with 20 Comments

If you are saying something like, “I am a painting contractor, not a writer, why should I worry about blogging and social media”, then read on! There are many ways you can use a blog to improve your business!

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