What are you doing to better your business today? This was a question asked on a forum recently. The answers were widely varied, from “stocking up on supplies” to “putting a plan on paper”. A lot of good ideas, but no real action plans. It’s hard work running a paint contracting business, especially if you […]
You must get this all the time: How much? How long? How fast? How fun. Day after day, these questions for painters. That pretty much covers it. Every gap not filled in there is where your head needs to be. It is what keeps me running a ProShot on something one day, and turning right […]
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 […]
Doing what you love isn’t easy. For many, the challenges of making ends meet; paying the bills or striving to survive takes the wind out of the love sail.
Small Business Leadership (or Chickens, military intelligence and you)( During a recent meeting I had with a buyer from a large national chain, he asked, “Are there any of them (small independent stores) left?” I thought it was a fairly bold and dismissive attitude; but, I’ve never known buyers in any business to be a […]