Blogging Painters

What’s Your Problem?

What’s Your Problem?

For years, I was an internet forum junkie. I think I have about 20,000 posts scattered across a few forums. Forums became less appealing for me when I realized that they have evolved as entertainment, but not as a consistently reliable format for professional dialogue. I may have finally kicked the habit. My opinion on […]

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Is Painting Like Leftovers in the Fridge?

Is Painting Like Leftovers in the Fridge?

What are you selling? Leftovers in the fridge are sometimes amongst the most coveted cuisine, especially when you are hungry and just need to eat. Cold pizza can be better than hot pizza. Same holds true for other delicacies. And here’s the large leap where I state that good contractors are to be coveted too. […]

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Questions for Painters:

Questions for Painters:

You must get this all the time… How much? How long? How fast? How fun. Day after day, these questions for painters. That pretty much covers it. Every gap not filled in there is where your head needs to be. It is what keeps me running a ProShot on something one day, and turning right […]

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The More Things Change…

The More Things Change…

…the more the internet kind of stays the same The good news is that it is only getting easier to publish a professional blog. If you have any kind of computer and a smartphone, you are half way there. It’s the other half that makes the difference between a blog with substance and one that […]

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How to Double Your Painting Business in 21 Simple Steps

How to Double Your Painting Business in 21 Simple Steps

Part I… Let’s preface this discussion by saying that there is no right or wrong size for a paint contracting business, no one size fits all. Crew size and configuration is completely dependant on the market you operate in and your potential to generate work. This discussion is geared more to the paint contractor who […]

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Content as Commodity

Content as Commodity

Is Content King? One thing you should know about blogging is a little bit about creating interesting and at least reasonably well-written content. Most would agree that to use a blog platform at any kind of a high level would imply that you have to at some point hit a minimum standard and quantity of […]

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I’d Like to Thank My Accountant

I’d Like to Thank My Accountant

Organization: Office, Trucks and Shop This article isn’t about accounting. But every year, almost to the day, my accountant sends out to all of his clients a year end tax planning document via email. It is rich with information about current tax legislation and expected changes in tax law from the current year to the […]

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