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The Mission

  • Eric Craine owner of All-Ways Painting is on a mission to work less and make more. With the help of Nolan Consulting, Eric will learn to plan, delegate coach and hire. His goal is to spend that extra time not working in the business growing that multiple services and locations he already has and with his beautiful family. If he succeeds? He wins money for a vacation this year. Looking to build a strong, profitable, sustainable business of your own??? Listen, Read and Watch this series for key tips on how to do it and do it right!

 

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Podcasts

  • Episode 1: Meet Our Contestant
     Eric Craine, owner and operator of All-Ways painting is a motivated hard working guy who is NOT afraid of taking responsibility. But for some reason that has not helped him grow to the level he always wanted and expected for his business. Can he learn to stop doing and start delegating? Can he learn to motivate others instead of just himself? Find out in Season 2 of Mission Vacation.

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  • Episode 2: The First Meeting
     In the first meeting of the minds, Eric Craine airs his grievances with the company, and Brian evaluates Eric's strengths and weaknesses and discusses what challenges they will cause.

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  • Episode 3: Shifting Responsibilities
     In the second meeting of the minds, Eric Craine and Brian Nolan discuss how a SWOT Analysis and Organizational Chart can help Eric shift responsibilities within the company, create a budget and bring on new help.

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  • Episode 5: Organizational Structure
     We dive this week into Rock 1: Building an organizational structure. Eric finds out how to put a structure on paper that ensures all things do not run through him and develops a strategy for unveiling it to the company.

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  • Episode 6: Financial Tracking
     This week Eric catches up on what permission to fail looks like, what financials they will release to the team and the biggest financial decision he will make.

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  • Episode 7: The Hidden Rock
     Eric learns strategies to deal with the roadblocks of implementation. If you've ever asked yourself: How do you stay the course when everything seems to be going off track? Listen in and find out.

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  • Episode 8: Rock 3 Hiring & Firing
     Mission: Vacation episode 8. Eric reviews how recent staffing changes have impacted All-Ways Painting. When it comes to staffing, do you value continuity over progress? That may be understandable, but it's unwise. Be bold and listen to the podcast crew take a hard look at hiring...and firing.

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Articles

  • Mission: Vacation - It's About Time
     Eric Craine wants to take a vacation, but he's not sure if he can afford it. It's not about the money, it's about time. Join us on his adventure as he works with Nolan Consulting Group to put processes in place to save time and grow his business.

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  • Creating the Plan
     Eric Craine and Brian Nolan reflect on Eric's business All-Ways Painting and discuss Eric's vision and values for the company, and the Big Rocks he'll need to overcome to set his company on the right path...

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  • Towards a Higher Hiring Purpose
     Brian Nolan reviews the challenges Eric Craine faces when hiring for his business All-Ways Painting, and the mindset business owners need to take when hiring. Also, get the code word from the article for your chance to win a Graco Sprayer!

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  • Mission: Vacation Financials: Showing You The Money
     In September's issue, we review Eric's financials. Take a deep dive on why it's important to watch key indicators such as the balance sheet, p&l (profit & loss report), hourly revenue goals, and labor costs. And what you need to look out for in order to stay out of the red...

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Resources