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High Caliber Estimating with Randy Fornoff | S10E8 | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

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 | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

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 | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

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 | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

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 | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

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 | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

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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Cage Fight: Painting Powerhouses Discuss Revenue Streams | S10E3 | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

It’s time! Today on The Business Brush, we bring you a Cage Fight episode: a panel of respected painters. In the corners we have your host Nick May, David Cook out of D’Franco Wallpaper, Zach Kenney out of ZK Painting and John Bubenik out of Color Craftsmen. These fighters battle over additional streams of revenue in their business. Some added services because they saw potential in a service, some added services because their clients were continuously asking for something specific. 

Broad-strokes include: wallpaper application, saying no, new services because of covid – and much more!

Ding, ding, ding!

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Nick May
David Cook
Zach Kenney
John Bubenik

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ABM: Talking Team Building with Johnny Erbert | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

Former Co-Hosts of Small Business Naked, Nick May and Johnny Erbert, reconnect on this week’s episode of The Business Brush.  Now with his newest business, Johnny Battle, Johnny Erbert talks about how to build your team, and whether or not you should be friends with your employees or just a boss.

Broad-strokes include: Nick and Johnny’s prior history, and trips Johnny has taken his employees on.

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The sponsor for this episode is Benjamin Moore Paints.

Bonus Episode: More Chris Mole | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

We have revamped The Business Brush for this season – new intro, new music, new format and new co-host: Chris Shank!

Nick and Shank are joined by Chris Mole of Mr. Mole’s Painting and it turns into more of a mentoring session. A member of The Business Brush Group, Chris Mole has learned from Nick and implemented what he’s learned in his business. We are trying something new this week and breaking it up into two episodes.  Today, we continue our interview with Chris Mole from Wednesday’s episode along with some announcements from Nick and Chris Shank.

Broad-strokes include: Chris Mole’s immigration to the US, joining The Business Brush Group, ways to pay employees – and much more!

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