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Old 07-29-2015, 12:51 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

Just droppin in from Vancouver, BC.
Decided to run a franchise for a student painting company this summer. Ive been painting for a whole 3 months now. I got sold on making lots of money this summer, but it isnt all that easy. Company doesnt really help as much as I would need and Ive kinda been on my own. Have made lots of mistakes so far but also have learned a ton. I havent been able to make many of my budgets yet this year and its really a bummer but im glad im getting some experience.

I am a course away from getting my degree with a major in accounting, however, I really enjoy the painting business. I want to set up a good system going where I have different managers to run different tasks. My goal is to get big numbers in sales and hopefully subcontract most of my work. I signed a restrictive covenant when I got the franchise so hopefully that doesnt restrict me too much when I decide to start my own painting business. My family isnt down for the idea of me painting but I want to prove them all wrong and show them I can do it. Would be nice to have their support but what can ya do.

Eager to learn, grow and dominate my competition
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Old 07-29-2015, 02:00 AM   #2
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Just a heads up - don't be surprised when you find out that most of the contractors here are not too fond of "student painting" companies.
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Im not even fond of student painting companies anymore, got suckered in.
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Hey guys,

Just droppin in from Vancouver, BC.
Decided to run a franchise for a student painting company this summer. Ive been painting for a whole 3 months now. I got sold on making lots of money this summer, but it isnt all that easy. Company doesnt really help as much as I would need and Ive kinda been on my own. Have made lots of mistakes so far but also have learned a ton. I havent been able to make many of my budgets yet this year and its really a bummer but im glad im getting some experience.

I am a course away from getting my degree with a major in accounting, however, I really enjoy the painting business. I want to set up a good system going where I have different managers to run different tasks. My goal is to get big numbers in sales and hopefully subcontract most of my work. I signed a restrictive covenant when I got the franchise so hopefully that doesnt restrict me too much when I decide to start my own painting business. My family isnt down for the idea of me painting but I want to prove them all wrong and show them I can do it. Would be nice to have their support but what can ya do.

Eager to learn, grow and dominate my competition
Cheers,
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Don't be surprised if some folks feel this is a not so subtle troll. The only button you did NOT push was that you think Behr is excellent paint





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I'm in the GVRD too. Send me a message if you have any questions....after you get your required amount.

P.S. smart business choice going to school for accounting.
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I was in the business program because Ive always wanted to own my own business and not work for someone. Accounting was just another option if I couldnt figure anything out. I realized how much I enjoy painting and the industry, so I want to stick with it. Low startup cost, perfect for someone who owes tons in student loans.
And thanks journeyman, always can respect guys who can help me out!

Also wasnt trolling at all, but I do use BEHR. Its great.

srsly though i dont use it, stick to dulux products strictly so far
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I was in the business program because Ive always wanted to own my own business and not work for someone. Accounting was just another option if I couldnt figure anything out. I realized how much I enjoy painting and the industry, so I want to stick with it. Low startup cost, perfect for someone who owes tons in student loans.
And thanks journeyman, always can respect guys who can help me out!

Also wasnt trolling at all, but I do use BEHR. Its great.

srsly though i dont use it, stick to dulux products strictly so far
cheers
A man after my heart...lol

Dulux is my company of choice. I've used the majority of there products, and know them inside and out
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I was in the business program because Ive always wanted to own my own business and not work for someone. Accounting was just another option if I couldnt figure anything out. I realized how much I enjoy painting and the industry, so I want to stick with it. Low startup cost, perfect for someone who owes tons in student loans.
And thanks journeyman, always can respect guys who can help me out!

Also wasnt trolling at all, but I do use BEHR. Its great.

srsly though i dont use it, stick to dulux products strictly so far
cheers
I've also always wanted to be my own boss and becoming a painter seemed like an obivous choice.
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