Alfonso Marquez

Enthusiasm and Vision in Your Paint Business with Rick Mulkins | S11E11 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

This Week's Guest:

Rick Mulkins

This week on The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network, co-host Chris Shank is joined by Rick Mulkins where they talk about being enthusiastic and having a vision. He talks about how knowing your closing rate can help you make more money and giving your client something to hold onto like paint swatches or a painted sample.

Broad-strokes are: Pulling inspiration from media, having vision in a project, showcasing your team – and much more!

Our Virtual Conference Crank.0 is underway this week January 12-14. Go to www.propainternetwork.com/crank-0 to register or text CRANK to 72000.

For more information on Crank Nashville March 31 – April 3 visit www.propainternetwork.com/product/crank-nashville-2021

Live the life you love by joining the Pro Painter Network! www.propainternetwork.com

Learn how to create systems, build processes, understand your finances, and effectively market your painting business with the Roadmap to Profit course www.roadmaptoprofitcourse.com

Broad Strokes Podcast – A paint contractor podcast FOR women BY women. www.broadstrokespodcast.com

Join the Business Brush Group! A private and FREE Facebook group where they talk the business of painting! www.facebook.com/groups/482608175449498

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Pinterest and Tik Tok to Market Your Business with Kyla Herbes | S11E10 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

This Week's Guest:

Kyla Herbes

If you’re not using social media, our next guest highly recommends you start. On this week’s episode of The Business Brush, Kyla Herbes joins Nick May as they talk about using social media as a marketing tool for your business.

Specifically, Kyla talks about using Pinterest and Tik Tok to grow your business. Pinterest works like Google in that with the right keywords (SEO), users can reach you easily. Videos are trending and Tik Tok is perfect for showing short clips of what you can do. Better yet, you can pin your Tik Tok clip on Pinterest and reach even more people.

Kyla will be a speaker on Crank.0 January 12-16. Join Nick and Kyla along with a whole arsenal of industry playmakers! 

Haven’t signed up for Crank.0? Listen to this week’s episode for a promo code and receive a $75 discount. Non-PPN members only.

Broad-strokes include: Treat pinterest like a search engine, Promote pins (posts) on Pinterest, use clips to teach or show your craft – and much more!

Click on the link to see Nick’s Tik Tok post.

Use Stats Check LOL to see which hashtags to use in your Tik Tok posts www.statschecklol.com.

Create a post on your social media account for a chance to win 2 round-trip tickets to anywhere in the continental US. Be sure to use the tag #CRANK2021 www.propainternetwork.com/blog/events/crank-0-ticket-give-away

We have announced our Virtual Conference Crank.0 January 12-14. Go to www.propainternetwork.com/crank-0 to register or text CRANK to 72000.

Have a question for Crank.0 speaker Gary Vee? Submit a 1 minute video by January 1st and your video could be selected. Submit video questions to shank@imaymedia.com

For more information on Crank Nashville March 31 – April 3 visit www.propainternetwork.com/product/crank-nashville-2021

Live the life you love by joining the Pro Painter Network! www.propainternetwork.com

Learn how to create systems, build processes, understand your finances, and effectively market your painting business with the Roadmap to Profit course www.roadmaptoprofitcourse.com

Broad Strokes Podcast – A paint contractor podcast FOR women BY women. www.broadstrokespodcast.com

Join the Business Brush Group! A private and FREE Facebook group where they talk the business of painting! www.facebook.com/groups/482608175449498

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Systems, Processes, and Customer Service with Shane Garrett | S11E9 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

This Week's Guest:

Shane Garrett

This week on The Business Brush, Nick May is joined by Shane Garrett as they talk about systems and processes in the paint business. Recorded while on the Pro Painter Network road trip in September, Shane tells how he only works 4 hours per day in his business with great systems. Learn how you can do it too!

Broad-strokes include: importance of customer service, providing quality projects, having fun with friends – and much more!

Create a post on your social media account for a chance to win 2 round-trip tickets to anywhere in the continental US. Be sure to use the tag #CRANK2021 www.propainternetwork.com/blog/events/crank-0-ticket-give-away

We have announced our Virtual Conference Crank.0 January 12-14. Go to www.propainternetwork.com/crank-0 to register or text CRANK to 72000.

Have a question for Crank.0 speaker Gary Vee? Submit a 1 minute video by January 1st and your video could be selected. Submit video questions to shank@imaymedia.com

For more information on Crank Nashville March 31 – April 3 visit www.propainternetwork.com/product/crank-nashville-2021

Live the life you love by joining the Pro Painter Network! www.propainternetwork.com

Learn how to create systems, build processes, understand your finances, and effectively market your painting business with the Roadmap to Profit course www.roadmaptoprofitcourse.com

Broad Strokes Podcast – A paint contractor podcast FOR women BY women. www.broadstrokespodcast.com

Join the Business Brush Group! A private and FREE Facebook group where they talk the business of painting! www.facebook.com/groups/482608175449498

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Instagram Marketing for Painters with Zach Kenney | S11E8 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

This Week's Guest:

Zach Kenney

Today on The Business Brush, Zack Kenney joins Chris Shank as they talk about Instagram marketing. Zach has made a name for himself in the paint industry as a social media guru. He will be speaking on social media marketing and give more details than those he gives on the show today!

Broad-strokes include: focus on adding value not making a sale, post regularly on social media to stand out – and so much more!

Create a post on your social media account for a chance to win 2 round-trip tickets to anywhere in the continental US. Be sure to use the tag #CRANK2021 www.propainternetwork.com/blog/events/crank-0-ticket-give-away

We have announced our Virtual Conference Crank.0 January 12-14. Go to www.propainternetwork.com/crank-0 to register or text CRANK to 72000.

Have a question for Crank.0 speaker Gary Vee? Submit a 1 minute video by January 1st and your video could be selected. Submit video questions to shank@imaymedia.com

Live the life you love by joining the Pro Painter Network! www.propainternetwork.com

Learn how to create systems, build processes, understand your finances, and effectively market your painting business with the Roadmap to Profit course www.roadmaptoprofitcourse.com

Broad Strokes Podcast – A paint contractor podcast FOR women BY women. www.broadstrokespodcast.com

Join the Business Brush Group! A private and FREE Facebook group where they talk the business of painting! www.facebook.com/groups/482608175449498

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Crank.0 Speaker Jaime Rowe | S11E7 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

This Week's Guest:

Jaime Rowe

In this week’s Business Brush, Chris and Nick sit down with small business process expert Jaime Rowe. Jaime is a big reason why Walls By Design became successful, and her and Nick go down memory lane. Jaime talks about the importance of putting systems and processes into your business and finding your inner mentor. Jaime will also be a speaker at Crank.0 in January.

Learn to use your feminine abilities to Sell Like a Woman and get the results you’ve been waiting for! www.impacttoincomeprogram.com

Create a post on your social media account for a chance to win 2 round-trip tickets to anywhere in the continental US. Be sure to use the tag #CRANK2021

We have announced our Virtual Conference Crank.0 January 12-14. Go to www.propainternetwork.com/crank-0 to register or text CRANK to 72000.

Live the life you love by joining the Pro Painter Network! www.propainternetwork.com

Learn how to create systems, build processes, understand your finances, and effectively market your painting business with the Roadmap to Profit course www.roadmaptoprofitcourse.com

Broad Strokes Podcast – A paint contractor podcast FOR women BY women. www.broadstrokespodcast.com

Join the Business Brush Group! A private and FREE Facebook group where they talk the business of painting! www.facebook.com/groups/482608175449498

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Roast My Site: Maven Painting | S11E6 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

This Week's Guest:

Tana Todd

Today on The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network, we bring you a Roast My Site episode! Nick May is joined by The Broad Strokes podcast host Tana Todd as they look at a couple websites and give constructive criticism.

They judge things like colors and logo, font and text, and most importantly, how fast you can find a phone number! Nick and Tana roasted Maven Painting who submitted their site to us. They also took a look at a random company’s website as well. Make sure to grab a pen and paper – you can learn a thing or two from listening!

Create a post on your social media account for a chance to win 2 round-trip tickets to anywhere in the continental US. Be sure to use the tag #CRANK2021

We have announced our Virtual Conference Crank.0 January 12-14. Go to www.propainternetwork.com/crank-0 to register or text CRANK to 72000.

Live the life you love by joining the Pro Painter Network!

Learn how to create systems, build processes, understand your finances, and effectively market your painting business with the Roadmap to Profit course.

Broad Strokes Podcast – A paint contractor podcast FOR women BY women. www.broadstrokespodcast.com

Join the Business Brush Group! A private and FREE Facebook group where they talk the business of painting! www.facebook.com/groups/482608175449498

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How To Apply Non-Painting Skills To Your Painting Business with Dimitrios Sevastos | S11E5 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

This Week's Guest:

Dimitrios Sevastos

Our next guest is a tall, burly guy who likes to be outdoors, kayaking and skeet shooting, and gardening. Nick May is joined by Dimitrios Sevastos of Optimus Primers today on The Business Brush. It’s important to fill your free time doing things you love.

Dimitrios is a painter that grew up in the industry, had a different career path, and entered the world of painting later in life. His father ran a painting company in Florida. He decided to study computer science and worked in that field for some time. He later started Optimus Primers when he didn’t want to stare at a computer screen anymore. Based in New York, Optimus Primers specializes in commercial interior and exterior painting.

Broad-strokes include: PPN Caliber 10 groups, taking on his father’s business, going digital – and much more!

Join the Business Brush Group! A private and FREE Facebook group where they talk the business of painting! www.facebook.com/groups/482608175449498

Broad Strokes Podcast – A paint contractor podcast FOR women BY women. www.broadstrokespodcast.com

Pro Painter Network

Roadmap to Profit course

We have announced our Virtual Conference Crank.0 January 12-14. Go to www.propainternetwork.com/crank-0 to register or text CRANK to 72000.

This Week's Sponsor:

Digital Marketing and Management for Paint Contractors with Zach Ausherman | S11E4 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

This Week's Guest:

Zach Ausherman

This week’s guest is preparing to take on his father’s painting business. Join Nick May and Zach Ausherman of Ausherman Painting on The Business Brush.

Zach tells us of how his professional career did not start in the painting business. He worked as a lobbyist, and later in the equipment industry before joining his father at Ausherman Painting. Ausherman Painting specializes in residential, commercial, and light carpentry.

Broad-strokes include: PPN Caliber 10 groups, taking on his father’s business, going digital – and much more!

Join the Business Brush Group! A private and FREE Facebook group where they talk the business of painting! www.facebook.com/groups/482608175449498

Broad Strokes Podcast – A paint contractor podcast FOR women BY women. www.broadstrokespodcast.com

Pro Painter Network

Roadmap to Profit course

We have announced our Virtual Conference Crank.0 January 12-14. Go to www.propainternetwork.com/crank-0 to register or text CRANK to 72000.

This Week's Sponsor:

Taking on an Existing Business with “Journeyman” John Cole | S11E3 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

This Week's Guest:

John Cole

We all go through moments where we think “Yep, I’m fired.” Our next guest went through this when he set off fire sprinklers at a job site; thankfully he was not fired and eventually bought the company. John Cole of B&K Painting joins Nick May today on The Business Brush.

Other than being paint company owners, Nick and John share another thing in common – both were involved in the church. They talk about rafting adventures and growing up around the trades.

Broad-strokes include: core values of the company, making friends in the painter community, how covid has changed business – and much more!

Join the Business Brush Group! A private and FREE Facebook group where they talk the business of painting! www.facebook.com/groups/482608175449498

Broad Strokes Podcast – A paint contractor podcast FOR women BY women. www.broadstrokespodcast.com

Pro Painter Network

Roadmap to Profit course

We have announced our Virtual Conference Crank.0 January 12-14. Go to www.propainternetwork.com/crank-0 to register or text CRANK to 72000.

This Week's Sponsor: