This week on the Business Brush, Wendy Weller, owner of House of Paint and Design in St. Louis. Weller is not a designer, but she runs her business that blossomed out of a Facebook group called Handyman STL. She needed something to do in addition to being a stay-at-home mom and to round out her family’s income when her late husband wasn’t getting work as a union carpenter. So she found herself doing all kinds of contract work until she found herself painting more and more. Now she painter who offers some design help wrapped up in her services.
This week on the Business Brush, Nick invites Peter Magnolia to share all about his experience as a painting franchise owner. Magnolia grew up in a business family, working in his parents’ resteraunt as a kid and eventually transitioning as an adult into painting.
When his own business wasn’t working out perfectly, Magnolia had to move on but couldn’t move on from painting, so he bought a franchise with Five Star Painting.
Magnolia lays out who franchise opportunities are for, the benefits of working withing a franchise and all the pitfalls a painter might encounter in this section of the industry.
This week, The Business Brush is coming from inside the house. Nick sits down with iMay Media‘s digital marketing director Tyler LaChapelle.
LaChapelle shares what he’s learned as an expert in digital paint contractor marketing and his top tips for how to market a painting business and what to do and what to never do when setting up a website.
The Business Brush returns live this week with a new session from the field. Nick hosts a Facebook Live chat with Nick Slavik and Jason Paris. They sit outside your host’s hotel and talk about how to hire, how to make spreadsheets work for you while you eat your cereal and how they’ll expand on these topic more intensely at Crank November 7-9.
This week on the Business Brush, Nick welcomes Mike Mundwiller back to answer questions from real painters out in the field. Mundwiller has worked for Benjamin Moore for almost 30 years, and he has 30 years of paint wisdom for those who seek it.
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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.