Season Premiere with Phil Cline | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

This Week’s Guest: Phil Cline On today’s season premiere of The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network, Nick May is joined by Phil Cline of Tama Painting and Specialty Coatings. They talk about the Pro Painter Road Trip, hiring a project manager, and how his employees go through Dale Carnegie training. Broad-strokes include: hiring...

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S6 E2 – Painting Nashville with Bill Nishanian | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

This week on the first painter episode of this new season of the Business Brush, Bill Nishanian joins Nick to talk about his journey from country music hopeful to paint contractor. His plan, out of college, was to move to Nashville to pursue music, but in Christian marriage counseling with his new wife Kristin, he learned he could try his hand at paint contracting from his wife’s family pastor. But, in 2008, his business took a big hit, and they had to stay with her family for a few months. Until Kristin had a dream one night where God told her they should pack up and finally head down to Nashville, where Nishanian was able to rebuild his business as Nash Painting and succeed in the new market.

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S5 E10 – Learning From Expereince with Casey Fabling | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

Welcome to the season finale of the Business Brush. Keep an eye out for a special conversation tomorrow, but today, Nick chats with Casey Fabling of Richmond, Virginia’s Fabling Built. Fabling isn’t a pure paint contractor. Instead, Fabling Built offers services in masonry, roofing and general handyman work in addition to painting and remodeling. From his start as a college kid repaying hosts with handywork to running his 11-employee business today, Fabling walks Nick through his trials and challenges as a business owner. For example, not knowing how to hire people for jobs he’s not good at. The solution ends up being hiring somebody who’s great at hiring and worry about easier-to-manage situations within the business.

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S5 E7 – College Painters Who Can’t Quit with Travis Ulrich | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

On this week’s episode of the Business Brush, Nick welcomes Travis Ulrich to the show from Webfoot Painting in Bend, Oregon. Ulrich is the systems and operations guy in his business he started with Gavin Hepp in college, thinking they would quit and move on once they’d graduated. Now, 15 years later, Webfoot did almost $6 million in revenue with sights set on $8.5 million for 2019.
Ulrich takes Nick on a deep dive into what kind of work Webfoot does, where it does work and when it was the right time for each segment of the business to blossom.

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