Comments on: How to Double Your Painting Business in 21 Simple Steps…Part 1 http://bloggingpainters.com/how-to-double-your-painting-business-in-21-simple-steps-part-1/ The Online Resource for the Painting Industry Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:14:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 By: Chris Haught http://bloggingpainters.com/how-to-double-your-painting-business-in-21-simple-steps-part-1/#comment-41096 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:42:08 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=1687#comment-41096 I checked the back room, no sign of Part 2, time to start writing!

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By: Topcoat Review http://bloggingpainters.com/how-to-double-your-painting-business-in-21-simple-steps-part-1/#comment-41079 Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:58:51 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=1687#comment-41079 Great question, I will have to see if Part 2 has been written yet!

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By: jgmasondecorator http://bloggingpainters.com/how-to-double-your-painting-business-in-21-simple-steps-part-1/#comment-41078 Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:27:35 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=1687#comment-41078 Scott how can we get hold of the rest of your article on 21 simple steps ?

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By: Chris Haught http://bloggingpainters.com/how-to-double-your-painting-business-in-21-simple-steps-part-1/#comment-40903 Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:23:13 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=1687#comment-40903 Hi Bob, thanks for joining the BP community. Tough call. I would first sit down and run the numbers. What would it take to start up? (License, Insurance, etc.). You mentioned you need a steady income. Can you take the job and steady income and continue to work towards your own business?

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By: Bob http://bloggingpainters.com/how-to-double-your-painting-business-in-21-simple-steps-part-1/#comment-40867 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:35:55 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=1687#comment-40867 Hi guys, long time reader – first time commenter. Really enjoy your posts.
Here is my dilemma:
I have been in painting for the past 10 years working as a foreman/project manager for a large commercial company doing my own residential jobs on the side (once in a while). Went to college, got my degree in business while working full time. Looked for a corporate job- found one, absolutely hated it and came back to painting. I feel like its time for me to move on since i do feel under appreciated and underpaid for the work that i do. Found a job posting online that a large primarily residential painting company from a neighboring state wants to move into our area and is looking for a project manager to set them up here. Basically they will be responsible for looking for work, marketing, advertising, billing (chasing money) and i will be in charge of pricing the jobs, closing deals, finding subcontractors, managing projects, dealing with customers… I am totally capable of doing all those things but my question is- If i’m willing to do all those things shouldn’t i just go ahead and try going completely on my own? The only problem is that i do need a steady income and i realize that when starting out i won’t have it. And the company is offering me a pretty solid salary. My concern also is that i don’t have the capital to market my own business properly. My ultimate goal would be to own a commercial painting business one day but its so damn hard to break into the market working for large commercial builders of Gilbane, Turner size.
Please let me know your thoughts. Will be looking forward to hearing back. Bob

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By: Katrina http://bloggingpainters.com/how-to-double-your-painting-business-in-21-simple-steps-part-1/#comment-40722 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:56:02 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=1687#comment-40722 Hi Scott great article! My brother is running a painting business and really needs extra painters he’s doing everything himself and feeling really overwhelmed. I’m trying to set up a system for him and even to find someone to help manage and organize day to day procedures. Any advice on how to train a new painting manager or what systems should be in place to expand and manage multiple painters and the other fun stuff that comes along with it?

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By: Shawn of SOCKWELLS Painting http://bloggingpainters.com/how-to-double-your-painting-business-in-21-simple-steps-part-1/#comment-40631 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:34:03 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=1687#comment-40631 I read your article and it made a lot of sense. I’m going through those same things but not quite on that scale yet and I will that in that advice and learn from it. It’s always good to hear from an experienced person. We live and we learn.

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By: Dan sanko http://bloggingpainters.com/how-to-double-your-painting-business-in-21-simple-steps-part-1/#comment-39984 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 21:02:52 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=1687#comment-39984 Hi my name is Dan I have had a small business painting for about 20 years caring from small to large and slowly back to myself and one other I enjoy the work and I have always only uses word of mouth and business cards for advertise only any help or suggestions for inexpensive effective advertising to grow agian

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By: Chris Haught http://bloggingpainters.com/how-to-double-your-painting-business-in-21-simple-steps-part-1/#comment-39983 Sat, 02 Jan 2016 21:16:54 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=1687#comment-39983 Hi Zeolt, welcome to the community! If you scroll up to the top of this page, you’ll see “Pricing and Estimating”, there are several articles there that may help. Let me know if you need more help.

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By: Zeolt Bara http://bloggingpainters.com/how-to-double-your-painting-business-in-21-simple-steps-part-1/#comment-39981 Sat, 02 Jan 2016 04:46:51 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=1687#comment-39981 To somebody who’s about to start a small painting business like myself , what is your recommendation on doing proposals and invoices? I created a template for invoices with Word and working on the proposal , but I was wondering if there’s a software you like to use and recommend?

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