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Old 08-20-2019, 05:36 PM   #1
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I am new here and have been reading all the great info! Great website!
Anyway, I got my business name but am having a hard time with a slogan and was hoping you would like to help. Feel free to give me your ideas I would appreciate it so much! It is mostly painting but I do some odds and ends to...the name is JC Painting & Services, as I said I do mostly painting and some odds and ends and my girlfriend wants to start doing garage sales for people. Anyway if anyone has ideas we would greatly appreciate it.
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"From the J to the C, I'm there to paint when you need me to be"!
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I am new here and have been reading all the great info! Great website!
Anyway, I got my business name but am having a hard time with a slogan and was hoping you would like to help. Feel free to give me your ideas I would appreciate it so much! It is mostly painting but I do some odds and ends to...the name is JC Painting & Services, as I said I do mostly painting and some odds and ends and my girlfriend wants to start doing garage sales for people. Anyway if anyone has ideas we would greatly appreciate it.
So you want to be a painting, odds & ends, garage sale contractor? Good luck with that!
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For a cheap fee (20 bucks) you can have a logo designed online. Give em some perameters, and they give you multiple choices.
I picture an open garage, with tables and yard sale crap... with some scaffolding overhead.. and painters on them.... with rollers in hand.

We put the J in General! General paint and yard sale contractors!
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Seriously though. Let me throw you a bone....

If you want to be taken seriously as a painter, let the "services" be painting services. Keep the odds and ends out of it. Make her start her own sole proprietor business doing yard sales. Keep yours an llc to protect yourself incase you screw something up.
Dont advertise together. Do this right and do this well, and you wont have time to even consider anything else but painting.
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JC Painting and Garage Sale Services

"I'll paint your gutter while she sells your clutter"
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Don't know about the slogan but I have a theme song in mind if you're interested.

(Sorry man, couldn't help myself, Friday night and I'm just having a little fun at your expense)
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Slogan, not logo.
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Garage sales make no sense with this. Market it separately.

Don't dilute your brand too much, but if you have a painting business and handyman business, you can market them separately. Just don't keep splintering off. It's not wrong to have a "Painting & Handyman" business, it has worked for many. Personally, I could never do the same thing day in and day out, year after year. Such as painting or any other particular thing. I have a home improvement company, and a handyman company. I split them for historical and social media reasons, and business-wise it works because people tend to think of home improvement companies for larger $ jobs, and a handyman for smaller $ jobs.
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Initials be damned, but certain letters of the alphabet should not be used in a name. They are too easily confused on phone.

m/n sound too much alike on the phone.
f/s sound too much alike on the phone
b/c/d/e/g/p/t/v/z likewise.

If it is sounding like I don't appove of initials for company names, you are correct.

The best home improvement slogan I ever saw was on a van. It said, "Above all, a good roof". I liked the double meaning of "above all".

I will give some further thought to the slogan. Not happy with the initials though.
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Brush, roller or spray. The right tool for the job. Painting done right.
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"It's the paint that makes your house a home".


If this slogan hasn't already been used, it should have.
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