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What are your business goals with your painting company? If you don't have any, what is driving you forward?

A job does not require setting goals, you go to work and you get paid. Therefore, if you don't have goals-do you have a business or a job?

This is a spin off thread, but I think we can all benefit from everyone's answers.
 

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My goal is to become as big as i can. Been doing this going on 7 years( where is my $100.00 Brian...he he) and been moving forward. Every year is better than the last. So, as long as i continue, i know i will meet my goal.
 

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im with brian and tim,

become big as i can with less involvement. I actually want to be at the point where i have crews on the road without me being present. i rather drive and check out on 5 sites than sit on 1 all day.
 

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My original goal was to franchise. Big task.. big money. Bagged that idea.
My follow up goal was to make PressurePros very large. 10-15 crews with residential and commercial divisions grossing $2M with 75% gross margin. But I decided I wanted a life.

My goals for my business life as it stands now:
• Take PressurePros to .75 million in annual sales with minimal involvement (still a ways to go)
• Grow Restore-A-Deck and my upcoming new wet-wood friendly stain lines to include mass distribution in upscale hardware and lumber retailers throughout the world as well as maximize online sales in Canada and the US.
• Setup and establish presence for my new upcoming DIY Discount warehouse e-commerce site. My DIY forum is already in place to gel that into place with Restore-A-Deck
• Continue establishing online stores that are not as seasonal as painting/coatings/washing. My business philosophy is now entrenched in the belief that I would rather have ten businesses making $50,000 than have one big headache where diminishing returns cause you to grow exponentially to hit financial plateaus.
• Keep my existing franchises (Curves gym and Cold Stone ice cream parlor) profitable as well as buy additional established franchises that are cookie cutter operations.

Retire at age 55, buy a yacht and say SEEEE YAA. Don't worry, I won't forget you guys. I'll send postcards from the South Pacific. (Or I'll drop dead from hypertension putting too much on my plate) I love business!
 

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I'm hearing a common goal...growth

I think that's a goal some painter's don't actually have. I didn't. I wanted to just stay alive. It helps me a bit now that I'm out of the biz, to see it more clearly. I'm not saying I didn't have a successful time in the biz, but it's about the long term, right? I think it's very obvious that people who think about today and today only, are constantly getting rude awakenings.

...Ken, you had me at cold stone
 

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To eventually get out of the bucket...."to have a business that will operate without my daily involvement and still produce a consistent and predictable income for me" thanks Brian.... and to never wonder when my next job is.
 

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To eventually get out of the bucket...."to have a business that will operate without my daily involvement and still produce a consistent and predictable income for me" thanks Brian.... and to never wonder when my next job is.
I am going to start a new business and change up my painting business as well.
I am moving out of NY, going back to Texas, I am from Dallas originaly. I want to go where the season is long mild Winters giving the added time to do more exterior painting. I will start a new co and do exteriors only, as I have no faith of getting anything close to a painer I could trust not to get me throwed off the job doing interiors.imo been there soooooooooo many times, no more.
I believe I can put together a exterior crew that can geter done, and me no longer being in the bucket.

I am also starting a lawn service (that my son is going to do the mowing , not me ) I have a small ebay business that I will be expanding as well, and if this isn't enough I have a patented painters tool that I hope to have on the market by late fall.I believe you should not keep all your eggs in one basket.
That my plan and I am sticking to it.;)
BEN
 

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pretty simple.....to stay busy enough to not have to go back to workin' for "the man" ever again....been at it for about a year now, so far, so good!
Hi Eric

Welcome aboard! Hey, since you are a handyman I thought I might ask you this question. I got called to repair and repaint the cracked porcelain surface on an old cast iron tub. Do you know anything about repairing tubs, shower walls and such?
 

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Hi Eric

Welcome aboard! Hey, since you are a handyman I thought I might ask you this question. I got called to repair and repaint the cracked porcelain surface on an old cast iron tub. Do you know anything about repairing tubs, shower walls and such?
I know that you can purchase a complete kit with cleaner, etcher, and an epoxy coating for tubs, but I wouldn't put much faith in it. I've seen pro tub refinishers do it with some sort of miracle epoxy that they guarantee for 10 years, but I am unsure as to exactly what it is.:icon_confused:
 

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I know that you can purchase a complete kit with cleaner, etcher, and an epoxy coating for tubs, but I wouldn't put much faith in it. I've seen pro tub refinishers do it with some sort of miracle epoxy that they guarantee for 10 years, but I am unsure as to exactly what it is.:icon_confused:
I thought you might be able to offer some expertise! Thanks!
 

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I am still trying to understand this concept of "the man".
I think "the man" is a nameless, faceless demon who becomes the scapegoat for all of our problems.

Personally, I think the only man who can truly keep me down looks at me every morning when I shave.

Brian Phillips
 

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I think "the man" is a nameless, faceless demon who becomes the scapegoat for all of our problems.

Personally, I think the only man who can truly keep me down looks at me every morning when I shave.

Brian Phillips
So that would make you the man? I knew it! :yes:
 

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My goal is to have a business that will operate without my daily involvement and still produce a consistent and predictable income for me.

Brian Phillips
Ditto to that. :thumbsup: But I'll probably never be able to tear myself away from hanging murals, and the wallcoverings I truly enjoy. But it would be nice to only do one or two of those jobs a month.

Personally, I think the only man who can truly keep me down looks at me every morning when I shave.

Brian Phillips
Yessir! I am my own worst enemy. I am a black belt, no..... a ninja at procrastinating. Truly world class at trying to defeat myself.
 

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Brian
you're a hairy man






lol
 
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