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Hacks on Hiring and Effects of the PPP Loan for Paint Contractors | S10E11

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Nick Slavik, Nick May, Nick LoGrasso

On today’s Cage Fight episode of The Business Brush, Nick May, Nick LoGrasso, and Nick Slavik join Chris Shank as they talk about hiring and the PPP loan in their painting businesses. 

Broad-strokes include: Hiring, staying busy in winter, opinions on the PPP loan – and much more!

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On today’s Cage Fight episode of The Business Brush, Nick May, Nick LoGrasso, and Nick Slavik join Chris Shank as they talk about hiring and the PPP loan in their painting businesses. 

Broad-strokes include: Hiring, staying busy in winter, opinions on the PPP loan – and much more!

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Branding and Social Media with John Bollaert | S10E10

This Week's Guest:

John Bollaert

On this week’s Business Brush, Nick May talks to (now former) iMay Media Graphic Guru, John Bollaert.  They discuss how the Pro Painter Network logo was designed, the 5 W’s of branding, and how to plan a month’s worth of social media posts.

Broad-strokes include: Branding and Social Media
 

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Like a Charles | S10E9

This Week's Guest:

Charles Boston

In this week’s Business Brush, Nick May and Chris Shank sit down with Charles Boston from AH Painting. Join them as they discuss hirings, whether you should hire a painter and teach them sales or hire a salesperson and teach them painting.

Broad-strokes include: Hiring Sales People, Relating to your customers, setting goals for your sales people – and much more!

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High Caliber Estimating with Randy Fornoff | S10E8

This Week's Guest:

Randy Fornoff

In this week’s The Business Brush, Chris Shank sits down with Randy Fornoff discussing the importance of Job Costing. Randy talks about how he sets up his Quickbooks, the importance of categorizing every cost, and calculating and applying Overhead Costs.

Broad Strokes Include- Categorization, calculating and overhead costs

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Shank Tank: Operations Managers with Chris Shank | S10E7

SKIS Painting
Walls By Design
FORJAK Industrial

Operations managers serve an important role in a painting business. On today’s episode of The Business Brush, Chris Shank is joined by Dustin Parr (Walls By Design), Bill Curtindale (SKIS Painting) and Katie Hedges (FORJAK Industrial). 

They discuss how their employees are performing their duties among the covid restrictions and how they have turned to the web to do their work. 

Broad-strokes include: Covid’s impact on their business, hiring new employees, going more digital – and much more!

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Phone Marketing: Nick and Shank Give Pointers on Voice Messages | S10E6

Nick May
Chris Shank

Today on The Business Brush, we bring you an episode on marketing. Your hosts Nick May and Chris Shank call painting companies and critique business’s messages when potential clients call.

Broad-strokes include: critiquing voice messages and websites, and they discuss the importance of a clear and concise message

To contact Nick about voice message recordings or to submit websites that can use a facelift, go to www.thebusinessbrush.com/contact-us/.

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From PE Teacher to Painter Matt Orme | S10E5

This Week's Guest:

Matt Orme

On this week’s episode, Nick May sits down with Matt Orme on The Business Brush as they discuss Matt’s previous experience as a teacher and basketball coach, and how he uses that background in his business. They also talk about how to cover your weaknesses.

Broad-strokes include: teaching/coaching points, hiring people to cover your weaknesses

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Bonus! Action in Sales With Matt Rowe

This Week's Guest:

Matt Rowe

On this week’s bonus episode, Chris Shank sits down with Matt Rowe on The Business Brush as they discuss the ins and outs of sales. In our previous episode, Matt discussed his approach to sales before the sales call. He now describes his actions during the call. His empathy with the client helps him make sales. He asks questions and waits to pitch a sale until the client asks for more information. Listen for tips from this sales genius!

Broad-strokes include: building a relationship, asking questions, being invited to pitch – and much more!

Stay tuned for a blooper at the end!

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Sales with Our Very Own Matt Rowe | S10E4

This Week's Guest:

Matt Rowe

Cheesy, sleazy and slick are adjectives commonly used to describe sales people. Our salesman’s approach to sales is on the opposite end of the spectrum. Today on The Business Brush, co-host Chris Shank is joined by Matt Rowe of iMay Media. His approach to sales starts with identity and mindset, not just going through the motions of sales. Matt has owned companies and wants to elevate the trade. He believes in the product he sells. 

Broad-strokes include: bad stigma of sales people, Matt’s approach to sales – and much more!

Stay tuned for part 2 of this discussion going Live on Friday!

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