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Bad Neighbor

Homeowners hired painting contractor for nefarious ends

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The Hurt Business

Chronic Pain is a worldwide epidemic. Painters are…

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Get Out

NLRB case could have implications on union agreements with…

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Mutual Attraction

Starting a business with your spouse and a book

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Painter Rejects Gay Customer

The story of a Christian tradesman is at the center of a fiery debate on Twitter.

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Hiring Day-Workers Off Craigslist

When you need to remediate asbestos, it’s not the time to go looking for a bargain on Craigslist. A…

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Family Legacy

Jessica Gustafson follows in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother to become a professional…

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Safety, Sanding, & Tape

3M™ makes a lot of useful products for contract painters. In this sponsored podcast, we get tips from three 3M™ experts on how to best utilize a variety of products, including respirators, sanding equipment, and tapes.

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Brand Strategy

What’s the difference between marketing and branding? In this podcast with Lacie Ilsley, president and owner of Ai Painting Plus, we explore how to manage your brand. Lacie talks about all the channels to express your brand – from social media to radio jingles – with examples of success from companies who have mastered the brand game.

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W-2 vs. Subcontractors

Two painting contractors from Michigan, each with very different opinions on the issue of subcontractors. John MacFarland makes the case that hiring W-2 workers is the best way to build a solid company culture. Brad Ellison says subcontractors were key to rapidly scaling his company. There are no losers in this clash of champions.

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Safety, Sanding, & Tape

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Brand Strategy

What’s the difference between marketing and branding? In this podcast with Lacie Ilsley, president and owner of Ai Painting Plus, we explore how to manage your brand. Lacie talks about all the channels to express your brand – from social media to radio jingles – with examples of success from companies who have mastered the brand game.

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W-2 vs. Subcontractors Full Video

Two painting contractors from Michigan, each with very different opinions on the issue of subcontractors. John MacFarland makes the case that hiring W-2 workers is the best way to build a solid company culture. Brad Ellison says subcontractors were key to rapidly scaling his company. There are no losers in this clash of champions.

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Painting Contractors Guide to Doubling Sales is Now a Book!

Sales Consultant Carl Utter wrote the book on doubling your sales if you're a painting contractor. Now you can download two free chapters. A six step selling system that will crush the competition regardless of your price.

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Tool of the Week

Purdy has added three new brushes to its Cub Brush line. The shorter handle allows painters to easily reach tight spaces when cutting in corners, painting cabinets and shelving, and doing trim work.

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APC is the Official Partner of the PCA

Learn more about how this industry association can

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Covering application techniques, new products, business techniques and news, APC is the trusted tool

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Video of the Week

Prep2Finish's Todd Pudvar and Scott Burt cover the best practices for spraying latex on interior doors.

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Podcast of the Week

Here’s the refresher you need before hiring and onboarding a new employee. Job description, apprenticeship checklist, 7- 30- and 90-day reviews, EIN, W-4, I-9…everything you need to protect new hires from becoming flashes in the pan.

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