Contractor Q&A: Annie Newton on the No. 1 Thing You Can Do To Build Your Business

Annie Newton is part of a brother-sister team that owns and operates 4 Seasons Color, Inc., a painting and restoration company based in Walla Walla, Washington. 4 Seasons Color has painted a number of local landmarks, including the Dayton Historic Depot, the Old Walla Walla Depot and the Ritz Mansion, along with many other historic … Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Annie Newton on the No. 1 Thing You Can Do To Build Your Business

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 … Continue reading 10 Tips for Dealing with Late Pays, No Pays

Think Programs, Not Projects

More than three decades ago, The Kaloutas Company of Peabody, Mass., 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.