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In this special episode, guest host Nick Slavic talks to Zach Kenney of ZK Painting about a subject rarely covered on the Brush – painting tools and technology.
In this episode Nick and guest Emily Lauderback discuss the subtle and precise art of color consultation and they go deep into the process of working with contractors.
Today on the Business Brush, Nick talks to one of Minnesota’s fine painters, Conor O’Keefe of O’Keefe Painting in Minneapolis. They chat about how to avoid having the same problem more than twice and how they’ve gone about fixing problems that do arise multiple times. Check out Conor O’Keefe at OkeefePainting.com.
In this guest episode, Corrie Leister from Inspired By You, interviews the legendary painter Diane Shattuck, who has been finishing in the woodworking industry for over 38 years.
This season of the Business Brush is starting out heavy. Bill Nishanian is returning to the show to tell Nick about the flurry of fake one-star Google reviews Nash Painting has been getting all year.
He goes into detail about the legal process of defending himself against fabricated bad press, the toll it takes on him, and what he’s doing to overpower the negative reviews with positive ones.
On the last episode of season 7 of the Business Brush, Nick May talks to Nicks Slavik and Logrosso of Nick Slavik Painting and Restoration Co. and SNL Painting Inc. respectively about what they’re already doing to boost their businesses through the winter doldrums.
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. Check out Solid Painters online at
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.