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  • Planning (Financially) for the Bad Times

    Planning (Financially) for the Bad Times

    No matter how successful you are, there are occasionally going to be lean times for your painting business. Either the economy tanks and people are holding off on cosmetic improvements or you just aren’t landing clients at the moment; either way, money isn’t coming in and it has you concerned.

  • Residential vs. Commercial Painting

    Residential vs. Commercial Painting

    To specialize in either residential painting or commercial painting is to dedicate your business to mastering the skills involved in that specialty. This is often advantageous for those who prefer working on commercial jobs, since those jobs already require members of your crew to develop their skills to complete the job on time.

  • How to Use an Interview to Determine if a Potential Employee is a Good Fit

    How to Use an Interview to Determine if a Potential Employee is a Good Fit

    It’s never easy finding a new employee for your business. Not only do they need to be skilled, dependable and reliable, but they also need to have a personality that jives with your mission, values, and views. If they’ll make the day unbearable for you and the rest of your crew, it’s not a good fit.

  • Managing Client Expectations During a Paint Job

    Managing Client Expectations During a Paint Job

    Communicating with your client is the best way to manage expectations. What are they expecting from this paint job? If they think their walls will be a 100% exact replica of what they saw in a home decor magazine, you may have to gently dash that dream. Painting is an art, not a hard science, and while you’re definitely trying to meet standards, one paint job will never be exactly the same as another.

  • 6 Things to Include in Your Client Contracts

    6 Things to Include in Your Client Contracts

    Working with clients can be tough, especially when you’re working in or around their homes. Painters like you are often held to impossible standards, which is why it’s especially important to have a contract that’s watertight before you set foot on a client’s property.

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