Top 5 Reasons It’s Crucial to Say NO

Not just because it feels good.. Running a painting business can be tough. Many of us wear all the hats, the buck stops with us, and things just don’t happen if we’re not a part of it. I’ve run my Denver painting business for 22 years now, and one of the biggest things I learned […]

Top Paint contractor podcast in 2021

As you may know, I’ve been a podcaster for longer than most people have even known what podcasting was. I remember early on, telling people that I had a podcast, and asking if they knew what it was, and they’d reply, “Of course, I watch podcasts all the time.” Ugh.  I’ve been podcasting for about […]

Are You Ready For Winter? | Webinar w/ Nick May & Tyler LaChapelle (DOS-M)

Nick May says you should Always Be Marketing! Longtime fans of the Pro Painter Podcast (nee The Business Brush) and Nick May have heard this before, and will absolutely hear it again. When it comes to marketing your paint contracting business, you can’t rest on your laurels. Just because you’re booked out now doesn’t mean […]

Holiday Projects can be the BEST!

Preparing for the Holidays doesn’t have to be stressful I know you’re still putting on the bug spray and suntan lotion, but hear me out: there is never a better time than right now to plan your interior painting project for the holiday season! As you’re probably aware, contractors’ schedules are currently packed. You call […]

September Pro Painter of the Month: Zach Ausherman

Q&A with Zach Ausherman of Ausherman Painting Zach has been a PPN member since the very beginning. We chose him as your Pro Painter of the month because of his dedication to bringing great quality and experience to his clients but also for his dedication to his team. He’s been featured on recent episodes of […]

Perceived Value: Show Me What You’re Working With!

Understanding Your Perceived Value Perceived Value. noun [ U ]: MARKETING: The value of a product based on how much customers want or need it, rather than on its real price. Most painting contractors want to get paid “what I’m worth,” but many may not know where their value actually is. Is it in the length […]

What is a Customer Management System (CMS)? | Webinar w/ Nick May and Estimate Rocket

Customer Management Systems (CMS) vs. Customer Relationship Managers (CRM) What’s the difference? Why bother distinguishing between the two? Well, as Nick talked about in our webinar Wednesday night (watch the full video below for a limited time), the difference is how we use it and what it’s used for. CRM’s tend to have a focus […]

Meet the PPN Pro Painters of the Month for August 2021

A Brief Q&A with Ai Painting Plus Who are you? Lacie and Austin Ilsley of Ai Painting Plus. We are primarily a residential painting company in Columbia MO. Austin started the company in 2013 and in 2021 I (Lacie) joined as the new owner. We are a training company, and we are big onn company culture […]

In Five Months It’ll Be Winter

You should be busy every single month of the year. Time is money and if you aren’t generating profit for an entire fourth of it you’re basically wasting three months of potential revenue. So what’s a paint contractor to do?

Five Easy Ways To Get Reviews

If you’re running a business then at some point you’re gonna end up dealing with reputation management. Reviews aka customer feedback is an important part of any modern company and being able to excel at that process can provide an important competitive edge.