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To Blog or not to Blog?

By on November 22, 2011 in Blogging Tips, Daily Pick with 20 Comments
To Blog or not to Blog?

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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Regina Garay of Fauxology

By on July 16, 2011 in Daily Pick with 5 Comments
Regina Garay of Fauxology

One of the greatest things to come out of the Shootout was getting to meet new bloggers. I had seen a few posts on the Fauxology Blog and enjoyed the beautiful pictures Regina posted on her Facebook Page. After seeing her entry, Embossed Allover Designs, it was clear why she was chosen as the winner […]

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“Kissass Marketing”

By on June 30, 2011 in Daily Pick with 2 Comments
“Kissass Marketing”

I love George’s posts! His business model with Ecopainting has always impressed me, as he has generously shared his ideas and expertise on various topics online. One of my favorites is his take on customer testimonials. It is a testament to his staff and the environment he creates when you read them. He has been doing organically what all […]

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Is the customer hiring you or your company?

By on June 29, 2011 in Business Practices, Daily Pick with 1 Comment
Is the customer hiring you or your company?

In contracting, there are several business models,  from the sole proprietor who likes to do all the work himself, to the owner who has project managers, office staff and crews and never touches a brush. That is the beauty of being an entrepreneur, you can tailor the business model to fit your style. No matter what size and […]

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What is a “Green” Painter?

By on June 22, 2011 in Daily Pick with 3 Comments
What is a “Green” Painter?

There is a lot of talk in the industry lately about “going green” and what it really means. If I offer a customer the option of using a Low VOC paint does that mean I am a “Green” painting company? I think not! I believe it is more of  an overall philosophy and mindset. A […]

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Fun Projects

By on June 17, 2011 in Daily Pick with 0 Comments
Fun Projects

How often do you get a chance to use your skills to be a little more creative than usual? I love this blog by iPaintokc. This is also a great example of a good project blog, the steps are clearly laid out, without giving away all the author’s secrets! The pictures are very clear and […]

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Choosing Colors

By on June 16, 2011 in Daily Pick, How we use Color. with 15 Comments
Choosing Colors

How do you help your customers choose colors? Do you just send them to the paint store? Bring in a designer? Spend hours looking through the fan decks and then applying samples? Color is such a personal choice and I think many of us are hesitant to guide customers, especially if we have no formal […]

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Chrysler Sales, Eminem, Quality Painting Contractors and Being Who We Are

By on June 15, 2011 in Daily Pick, Marketing with 5 Comments
Chrysler Sales, Eminem, Quality Painting Contractors and Being Who We Are

Today’s pick is a blog by Heidi Nyline of Warline Painting. Recently Heidi took a lot of flack on an online painter’s forum for a recent blog, “Sending customers to the competition”. The opinions on both sides were pretty strong, the majority of those who responded agreed that we can’t always be everything to everybody. […]

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