Podcast

S1 E12 – Annie Newton

Finding Value

Today on the Brush we have Annie Newton. Annie runs 4 Seasons Color along with her brother, Matt. Nick and Annie speak about deciding your companies core values and how to get your team to buy into your core values, the importance of being a strong leader, building systems, and so much more!

S1 E11 – Jason Paris

Value Proposition

Jason Paris is the founder and owner of Paris Painting, which has been operating since 2012. Today on The Business Brush, Nick speaks with Jason about what it takes to run a multi-million dollar painting company. They also speak about why marketing your value proposition is so important.

S1 E10 – Brian Young

30 Years of Business

Today on The Business Brush we have a veteran painter, Brian Young from Toronto, Canada. Brian runs Home Painters Toronto and has been in business for almost 30 years. Nick speaks with Brian about all the ups and downs of his long career, and what systems Brian has put in place in order to keep growing his business.

S1 E9 – Andrew Gaudet

Branding and Social Media

Andrew Gaudet returns to The Business Brush to update Nick on his business. Last time Andrew was on the show, his painting business, Crow and Coast Painting, was only a month old. He’s a few more months in now and making changes to his business. Nick speaks with Andrew about re-branding, social media marketing, pricing, the difference between being a business owner and a painter running a business, and why it’s so important to treat your team well.

S1 E8 – Nick Slavik

Ask A Painter

Nick Slavik is the proprietor of Nick Slavick Painting and Restoration Co in New Prague, Minnesota, which adheres to the ideas that simpler is often times better and work done by hand is the best work. You may also know Nick from his weekly web series, Ask A Painter, which airs live on Facebook every Friday at noon.

On this episode of The Business Brush, Nick speaks with Nick about Nick early years of running his business, the benefits of talking to other paint contractors, hiring employees and so, so much more. Visit Nick’s Facebook page to learn more about Ask A Painter and for more info on Nick’s painting business.

S1 E7 – Nick on Sales

Building a Sales System

Welcome to another episode of the Business Brush! Today, Nick speaks about building an effective sales system for your business. Nick goes over why it’s important to effectively communicate with your customers so you can find the right customers. Nick also speaks to how you can get customers to look for quality over price, and why it’s important to educate your customers on the process. This episode also includes some insight into the benefits of joining the PDCA.

Nick is also joined briefly by Harriet Martens from Benjamin Moore to discuss the Century luxury product line.

S1 E6 – Jeremy Brooks

Hiring, Marketing and More

Jeremy Brooks is a veteran painter from Davis, CA with 20 years experience in the contracting business. Brooks Painting is the largest paint contracting company in the Davis/Woodward area and offers a variety of services including wallpaper removal & wall texturing, epoxy garage floors, staining decks and fences, cement staining, faux finishes and cabinet refinishing. Today on The Business Brush, Jeremy speaks with Nick about how to hire employees, the benefit of having a business coach, and of course, the importance of marketing your business and tracking your leads. 

Jeremy Brooks is a veteran painter from Davis, CA with 20 years experience in the contracting business. Brooks Painting is the largest paint contracting company in the Davis/Woodward area and offers a variety of services including wallpaper removal & wall texturing, epoxy garage floors, staining decks and fences, cement staining, faux finishes and cabinet refinishing. Today on The Business Brush, Jeremy speaks with Nick about how to hire employees, the benefit of having a business coach, and of course, the importance of marketing your business and tracking your leads.

S1 E5 – Tyler LaChapelle

Digital Marketing

Tyler LaChapelle is the manager of digital marketing at Nick’s company Walls By Design. Tyler speaks about his expertise working with Google Ads. This is great information for any business looking to market their company. Tyler speaks about the difference between broad and narrow keywords, why SEM can be better than SEO, and why it’s important to be aware of your web presence. Tyler and Nick also speak about an amazing online tool that can help you with competitor research and up your web presence. Find out more at www.ahrefs.com.

S1 E4- Andrew Gaudet

Starting a Business

Andrew Gaudet had been painting for years, but in fall of 2017 decided it was time to start his own business, Crow and The Coast Finishings. On this episode of The Business Brush, Nick speaks with Andrew about why he started his business, and when to start hiring employees.