This week on the Business Brush, Steph Young joins Nick. Young is a painter based in Bedford, New Hampshire and the founder of Pro Image Painting. Like it says in the well-produced intro video on its website, Pro Image is “a women owned and operated company” that Young started in 2007 after some shady experiences working for another paint contractor.
On this week’s Business Brush, Nick welcomes Pittsburgh’s Daniel Thomas, owner of Solid Painters.
This week, Nick learns about the life of a union painter, and the up and downs of what that kind of work entails for the people doing the actual painting.
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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