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Recruiting is Our Number One Priority

by Kevin Nolan on 05/12

Recruiting is Our Number One Priority

Whenever I speak to business owners, I find myself consistently hearing the same few phrases: “No one wants to work for a contractor”, “I wish I could grow, but I just can’t find the people”, “Where have all the good painters gone”?  This may come as a shock, but I have something to tell you.

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Ready, Set, Hire!

by Brian Nolan on 02/24

Ready, Set, Hire!

How much time to do spend thinking about hiring the right employees?  Now consider how much time to you spend on implementing creative approaches to recruiting new employees.  Do you have a recruiting budget or are you still depending on a “help wanted” ad on craigslist to bring you in the abundance of great employees you need to achieve your goals?  Are you still looking for only experienced painters?  Are you fitting in recruiting activities at the end of a long day? 

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Big Rocks and Action Items

by Kathryn Freeman on 12/11

Big Rocks and Action Items

For most of you, the budgeting process for 2016 is complete and, as Brian wrote in our last blog, now is the time to move into the annual planning that will make all that revenue happen.  I want to take this opportunity to focus in on the Annual Action Item list.  This list, in conjunction with your Big Rocks, will be your GPS for the upcoming year.  Let’s take a few minutes to work on how you develop it!

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Improving Your Winter, One Conversation at a Time

by Kathryn Freeman on 10/03

It is that time of year again, the time when we all look at our scheduling boards and start to see gaps, when the white starts to glare at you like the snow on the ground.  This is the time to start having conversations.  With your neighbors, the checkout person at Target, the person who serves you your hotdog at the football game.  In other words, your circle of influence.

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Hunting for Additional Work Orders

by Conal Mulreany on 01/12

Hunting for Additional Work Orders Conal Mulreany

With winter upon us and many companies are experiencing the seasonal slowdown. The fear of not having enough work probably kicked in several weeks ago. The results is to look very closely at what is scheduled. Breaking even is foremost on our minds; the check book gets hidden so it can’t be used unnecessarily.  The culture of our company changes into survival mode, and what it will take to get through the next few months becomes a major topic.

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Winter Marketing Ideas

by Bryan Evans on 08/03

Winter Marketing Ideas

Last week we hosted several group teleconferences focused on “What’s Working” in marketing. On the calls we used a “Mastermind” format to maximize group discussion. What came out of the calls were some great ideas and reminders for effective marketing.  Here are some significant highlights: 

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Preparing for Winter - Part 2

by Andrew Amrhein on 11/17

Preparing for Winter - Part 2

Last week's post - Preparing for Winter - received a lot of postive feedback. As a result, we have decided to drill down on the idea one more time. This week, we have included a list of actionable items that many of our clients have found success with. These are proven, "rubber-hits-the-road," activities that make deals happen. By no means is it a complete list, so please add your comments. But we think it is a list of the first places to start.

We pick up where we left off last week....Time to update your business plan and budget for 2011.

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Preparing for Winter!

by Brian Nolan on 11/09

It's here...the start of the inevitable seasonal slow down. Between the holidays and weather, it's just more difficult to get the telephone ringing and people to commit. One of my favorite themes is: “turn your worry into action”.

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Dennis Moffit Painting—2nd Annual Thanksgiving Makeover Giveaway

by Andrew Amrhein on 11/01

Dennis Moffit Painting—2nd Annual Thanksgiving Makeover Giveaway

October 25, 2010 (Wakefield, RI)- Dennis Moffitt Painting is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Home Makeover Giveaway winner is Adam Aref of Wakefield, RI . There were over 50 entries and 200 votes into this year’s Giveaway.

Adam is a 10 year old boy that has Duchenne Muscular Dystophy. His home is not accommodating for the type of movement he will need in the future. He will not be able to move freely through his own house without major handicap-accessible modifications.
 

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Summit Member ‘Webfoot Painting’ Benefits the Community

by Andrew Amrhein on 10/14

Summit Member ‘Webfoot Painting’ Benefits the Community Webfoot Painting, Inc, located in Bend, OR

Webfoot Painting presents:

Join us for "Carving for Kids," Saturday, October 23rd from 10am - 5pm in the Newport Ave. Market front parking lot.  We'll be selling cleaned pumpkins for carving, already carved pumpkins of various designs, and even custom carved pumpkins with business logos for the office or storefront. 100% of the proceeds will be going directly to the MountainStar Family Relief Nursery.

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