Is partnering the right path for you and your business?
Adding a business partner may give your business an extra boost in revenue. After all, twice the brainpower and effort could add up to twice the productivity and profits. Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Taking on a Business Partner
A contractor and her rep collaborate to help multi-family properties stand out
For most start-up painting contractors, the thought of doing door-to-door cold call prospecting doesn’t sound very appealing. As if that weren’t difficult enough, imagine that the segment you want to serve is the highly competitive, price sensitive multi-family market. Oh, and you’re a woman in a male dominated space. Continue reading Making It in Miami
Meet maintenance needs with innovations like LatitudeTM Exterior Acrylic Latex
Fall is a time when temperatures are shifting, the weather is changing, and environmental conditions can be unpredictable. For many property managers and their maintenance teams, this may make Fall seem like a less than ideal time for new painting jobs. But thanks to products that perform in variable weather, Sherwin-Williams can turn that Fall weather into a season of productivity. Continue reading Embrace the Changing Seasons
Proper prep will save you from costly callbacks
If you’re a painting contractor thinking about expanding your business into floor coating, then you’re not alone. Whether it’s bidding on a large-scale industrial project or staining a customer’s garage floor, contractors are increasingly expanding their services to include floor coatings. Continue reading 5 Tips to Prevent Floor Coatings Failures
Sherwin-Williams Sales Rep Becomes Coach, Teammate and Friend
Many contractors view Sherwin-Williams’ sales reps as valuable assets to their business. But not many contractors can say that it was a sales rep who inspired them to start their business. Continue reading Power Breakfasts Forge Strong Contractor/Sales Rep Bond
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
Disposable respirators are a good way to protect you and crew on the job site. In this article, the product experts at 3M answer common contractor questions about using respirators when you have a beard or other facial hair.
Continue reading Respirators and Facial Hair: Everything You Need to Know
From setting clear terms to offering early-pay discounts, here’s how to keep cash flowing,
Continue reading 10 Tips for Dealing with Late Pays, No Pays
Have you heard yourself say any of the following?
- “I need to be more productive.”
- “I spend more time on paperwork than painting or growing my business.”
- “Most of my jobs require my crews to be efficient – get in, get out, but do a quality job.”
- “Demand for work is higher than ever, I need my crews to do more jobs to keep up with demand.”
Continue reading PRO+ductive Solutions Launched to Help Ease Contractor Challenges
Timely reminders to maximize your productivity and accuracy when cutting-in.
Continue reading Cutting-In Tips
- a person or thing vital to an enterprise
When Jason Phillips, President and CEO of Allen, Texas-based Phillips Home Improvements, talks about Rudy Chacon, his Sherwin-Williams sales representative, he starts with a one-word answer: “Lynchpin.” Continue reading Do You Have a Business Lynchpin?
Sleep Well, Stay Hydrated – and Practice the Amish Hour
Painting can be hard physical labor, and many crews are putting in extra hours. However, a fatigued team can lead to reduced productivity, sloppy work and safety concerns. Here are some considerations for helping your crew stay sharp and energized throughout the day. Continue reading Beating Workplace Fatigue
Sherwin-Williams offers step-by-step instructions on how to set up pages and start advertising
Stumped by social media and how it might help grow your business?
Many painting contractors are growing a successful social media presence. And your Sherwin-Williams rep can direct you to a new guide from Sherwin-Williams that will show you how, featuring specific sections on using Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other platforms, as well as an extended section on creating Facebook ads. Continue reading Social Media 101 for Painting Contractors