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  1. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    How do you all respond to rejection from potential clients? In our case, it's usually via email. I know we won’t get everything we bid, but I’m not sure I respond as effectively as I could. I don’t want to pester a client, but if it's a job we would really like to have, I often think I’m...
  2. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hi Everyone, my wife and I have been painting for years together sub-ing off a company that does apartment repaints. We've worked for high end painters in the past and we loved it, so we are in the process of starting our own business and eventually leaving the apartment repaint game. We already...
  3. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    What is the conversion rate from leads to estimates with services such as Thumbtack and Painter's Choice?
  4. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hey all paint heads I recently contacted an acquaintance (who just started a painting company in Sacramento, ca in August 2015) about partnering with him. I met with him two weeks ago in person and proposed to open a new division of his company in the San Francisco Bay Area. I would be selling...
  5. General Painting Discussion
    Hey I live in Ohio and I want to start my own painting business. Do I need a sales tax number to paint exterior only residential repaints? Cheers, Jack
  6. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    As a solo operation how do you manage your time for sales leads? I am curious how most of you do it. And I am in search of NEW ways of managing this time consuming but, needed task. Do you schedule time off at the end of the day to visit potential clients who want an estimate? Do you schedule...
  7. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hey guys, I used to make a bad assumption that what I do is "just painting" and that the customer would know simple things like we use drop cloths and that all of our paint lines will be very straight. Make a list of all of the things you feel you already do every job and don't forget to tell...
  8. General Painting Discussion
    I've been using SW since early 2000's. Most of my work is residential repaints. SW products are excellent, at least in my experience with Loxon conditioner, Super Paint, Resilience and Duration. My frustration started during the building boom. Prices went through the roof and supply of high end...
  9. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Whether you have a sales team or not, the strategy below can make a huge difference in your business. Contractors ask me this all the time, because they are trying to increase their closing ratio, or get people to call them. Content marketing works great at these two points of the sales cycle...
  10. New Member Introductions
    I've been in the residential repaints business for seven years. I spent quite awhile trying to figure out how to get sales. I wrote a short e-book on sales that painters might find helpful: David
  11. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    A Epoxy floor as you all know .is a concrete floor coated with a polymer material to become wear resistant , tough...generally done in Industries. We are a distributor of epoxy flooring company. we wish to target a Industrial area for selling epoxy flooring.This Industrial area has companies...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Please help us with bidding Hello everyone! I've just become a partner in a residential painting business with a friend of mine, we've been friends for 15 years and he's an excellent painter with 12 years experience but no business skills. I'm a residential hvac salesmen for a large company in...
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