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Prepping for Vacation

Jul 27, 2022

Our superstars from Season 3 of Mission Vacation are back. We catch up with husband and wife team, Lacie and Austin Ilsley, on the business since we left them last October, how culture and training have have increased retention, and learn about how they planned for their first big vacation away.

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Subcontracting Contracts

Jul 13, 2022

Are you considering signing on with a painting service provider as a sub or independent contractor? Here’s what to look for in contract language, from uniforms to payment to non-competes.Karalynn Cromeens from Cromeens Law Firm and Author of “Quit Getting Screwed” shares her advice.

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Bringing New Inventions to Market

Jun 29, 2022

Ever have a killer idea for a painting product? Or any product for that matter? Corey Talbot and Rick Farland discuss the process, challenges and steps for bringing new products to market.

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The Science Behind Surface Prep

Jun 20, 2022

Imagine the stories a 25-year product engineer at 3M could tell. Imagine no more, because we talked to him! Jeff Malmer explains how 3M uses science to tackle surface prep. Glass bubbles, precision-shaped grain technology, dust channels…it’s time to nerd out! (You know you want to.)

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Building Company Culture

Jun 15, 2022

Josh Abramson and Cole Palea share stories of building a strong and healthy company culture anchored in trust, respect and innovation. Get tips on finding your own authentic culture, communicating that culture to customers and new hires, and avoiding “the silent killers”: gossip and subcultures.

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Facts You Didn't Know About Primers

Jun 07, 2022

How much do you really know about primers? We had a fascinating discussion with Greg Williams and Thomas McEvoy from Kilz, and TikTok star and painting contractor Klaudio Dulemata about everything primers: coverage, failures, tinting, prepping…all of it.

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How to Reach Your Revenue Goal

Jun 01, 2022

Andrew and Emily talk with paint industry financial whiz Linnea Blair to nail down how to bump a business to the next revenue marker. Struggling to hit $500k? $1 mil? $2mil? We provide a road map, with stops at Gross Profit Margin, Fixed Expenses, even Net Operating Profit Before Owner’s Comp.

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Fear Not! You Too Can Boost SEO

May 26, 2022

Don’t be intimidated! SEO is not an uncrackable algorithm. Adam Zobel and Aaron Cote explain better methods for web site format (headers, bullets and blogs!). Bonus: How/Why to research your competitors. Listen, learn and love!

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Upskilling Your Painters

May 19, 2022

There is no limit to what a painter can create... and what they can make. If you are looking for career paths for craftspeople and new high-end finishes to offer your customers, International Decorative Artisans League might have some ideas (and training) for you.

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Overcoming Price Objections

May 10, 2022

How do you stay out of bidding wars and get paid what you're worth? Matt Thibeau of Savant Marketing Agency walks through how you can generate reliable leads, quality referrals, and strategies on handling the price objection if you get it. Sponsored byCompanyCamandEstimate Rocket

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