Happy Fourth, Painters. This week on the Business Brush, Nick chats with John Shearer, the Fine Paints of Europe Master certified principal of Shearer Painting in Seattle. Shearer tells the story of how he found, stopped and returned to painting and shares obscure regional paint trivia.
This week on the Business Brush, Nick sits down with Mark Lipton of Tremont Paint the 112-year-old New York paint store founded by his great-grandfather. He likes to say he’s been in the business full-time for 31 years, but he never new a life without the paint store. In addition to running those stores, Lipton spent more than 20 years as a contributing columnist for Paint Dealer Magazine and now blogs and podcasts under the title Mark My Words.
Bring Me the Money!
Today on The Brush Nick interviews Dana Tucker Co-Owner of Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes. Dana talks about how she has grown her painting business by organic growth of her website. She brings in over 90% of her business through her website. Dana also talks about how she has turned her conciliation services in a money-making opportunity. Nick and Dana end with talking about baby steps to turn your business model from subcontractors into employees.
Today on The Brush we have the one and only Nick Slavic. The conversation starts with hiring the right people and how to train millennials. It then goes to talking about statistics and the importance of implementing systems. If you have not listened to Nick Slavic ask a painter please visit it on Facebook.
Research Before you Market
Today on The Brush we have our very own Tyler LaChapelle, of iMay Media. Tyler talks about the world of market research. Then dives into conducting a Market Analysis, and how this allows you to surpass your competition and increase your ROI.
Overcoming it All
Today on the brush we have Eddie. He is the founder of All Island Applications, in Long Island, New York. Eddie talks about his experiences of becoming a painter and his experiences at Crank Fall 2018. On the Podcast, Eddie discusses overcoming addiction and his documentary with Camp Campo, please click the link to hear more of Eddie’s story.
Social Media or Bust
Today on The Brush we have Tyler Hansen of Painting by Tyler. Tyler and Nick talk about new Facebook marketing strategies, and how to compete as a new painter in your first five years.