Podcast

S7 E6 – Running a Franchise with Peter Magnolia

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.

S7 E5 – Knowing Your Value with Corrie Leister

This week on The Business Brush, Nick sits down with cabinet painter Corrie Leister of Inspired By U, a company that specializes in custom painting for furniture and cabinets. She’s also one of the admins for the Facebook groups Painting Kitchen Cabinets for Profit and one of the women behind Cabinet Painting University, an online course that teaches painters how to get started painting cabinets.

This episode is about the joy of painting cabinets, running Facebook groups and freeing yourself from imposter syndrome to reach your full potential.

S7 E4 – IMay Media Marketeer Tyler LaChapelle

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.

S7 E3 – Nick May and Nick Slavik in Minnesota part 2, now with 100 Percent More Jason Paris

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.

S7 E2 – Nick May and Nick Slavik Live in New Prague

On this week’s Business Brush, Nick comes to you live, recorded over the summer and brought to you now, from New Prague, Minnesota on a jobsite with Nick Slavik. Nick gets a live look at Slavik’s operation, and the Nicks answer questions together about how they each think a painting business is best run.

S7 E1 – Ask the Paint Geek Mike Mundwiller

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.

To ask a question for the next time Mike Mundwiller comes through, visit TheBusinessBrush.com/contact-us.  Submit a question for the Paint Geek, and it might be answered on the show.

S6 E9 – How to Order and Pick Up Paint the Day You Need It (Don’t) with Mark Lipton

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.

S6 E8 – Ryan Amato and Linking Up with Talent

This week on the Brush, Nick shoots the breeze with Ryan Amato, the Pennsylvania painter behind Amato Painting. Amato comes from a painting family, from his great grandfather, to his father to his siblings, everybody painted.
Amato talks about growing up in a family business and how he chose to limit his kids’ time in his own company, and how he collects leads on Linkedin. Nick and Amato share theory about how best to hire and allocate talent, especially millennial painters.

S6 E7 – Self-Care, Pricing and Sales with Shane Woods

Yet again, you’ve found the Business Brush. Today, Nick chats with Shane Woods of Custom Paint Works. Shane is a long-time painter who has learned and relearned to be a painter. Woods talks about his struggles as a business owner, especially in negotiating pricing, and about how he could improve.

Visit Custom Paint Works online at CustomPaintWorksSTL.com and on Facebook at Custom Paint Works @PaintWisdom.