10 Tips for Dealing with Late Pays, No Pays

From setting clear terms to offering early-pay discounts, here’s how to keep cash flowing

Businesses of any size are nearly certain to at some time face late-payment issues that can have crippling effects, and painting contractors, especially small to medium-sized shops, are no exception. In fact, research shows that 11 percent of all invoices written by small or medium-sized businesses are paid late, and 5 percent of their invoices are never paid at all and are written off as bad debt.

The impact can be devastating. After all, you might have a payroll to meet and materials to buy, not to mention a vehicle or two in need of maintenance, and perhaps an opportunity to grow your business with a new equipment purchase. And you likely don’t have the resources to spend otherwise productive time chasing down payment matters.

So how do you minimize the effect that late pays and no pays can have on cash flow, the lifeblood of your business? Continue reading 10 Tips for Dealing with Late Pays, No Pays

5 Tips for Better, Faster and More Productive Pressure Washing

The experts at Mi-T-M share advice on getting the most out of your pressure washer

Pressure washing season is upon us and, as with any task, painting contractors are looking to maximize their equipment’s efficiency and productivity. Here are five tips to make the most of your pressure washing operations from Mi-T-M, which manufactures a complete line of pressure washers for industrial and residential use. Continue reading 5 Tips for Better, Faster and More Productive Pressure Washing

14-inch Roller System Hits the Productivity Sweet Spot

Innovative Purdy® product helps painters get more done

The Purdy 14-inch Roller System, now complete with 14-inch roller covers in all your favorite fabric constructions, is maneuverable, durable, lightweight, and is configured in size and shape to maximize painter productivity and minimize overall painter fatigue. Continue reading 14-inch Roller System Hits the Productivity Sweet Spot

Reaching New Heights: Second-Generation Team Has Wisconsin Painting Company Soaring

Partners Chuck Schwiesow and Bruce Ash of Porta-Painting, Inc. were the first painting contractors featured in the premiere issue of PPC magazine in 1991. We are pleased to revisit Porta-Painting, now headed up by Chuck’s daughter, Amanda Martin. This is the first installment in our new PPC series Where Are They Now?
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Southern Charm: Quality Work Leads to Repeat Business for Louisiana Paint Pro

In each issue of PPC, we go behind the scenes to interview pro painters about some of their most challenging projects. This time: a large residential property in Brossard, Louisiana by Darrell Benson Painting.
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Better Branding for a Digital World: 3 Ways to Elevate Your Online Presence

In this article, Terry Begue, professional painting contractor and author of Attract and Keep Customers for Life, shares his insights on three ways to elevate your online presence.

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The Top 10 Questions that Painting Professionals Ask Time and Time Again

Long-time PPC Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist Rick Watson retired in December 2021. Before he left, we asked him about the most common questions he heard over his 34 years in the paint industry. In no particular order, here are his top 10 “ageless questions.”
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Spring 2022 Editor’s Picks: Some of Our Favorite Tools to Help Increase Productivity

As part of our ongoing mission to help painting professionals maximize their jobsite productivity, each issue of PPC features a roundup of some of our favorite application tools and essential job site equipment and supplies. Here are our Spring 2022 issue picks:
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Customer Pain Points: How One Commercial Painting Company Resolves Them

More than three decades ago, The Kaloutas Company was busy building a distinguished name for itself with a record of successful and efficient painting projects for commercial and industrial customers throughout New England.
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