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What Are Some of the Legal Requirements For Starting a ..

Starting a painting business can be a very exciting prospect. However, it is very important for you to realize there are some legal requirements you will need to have in place. Failure to learn about .
(September 06, 2008)
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Why is a Written Contract Important For a Painting Business?

There are many elements of any successful painting business, and one of them is having contracts in place. This is a written agreement between yourself and the people you are doing business with. ..
(September 06, 2008)
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The Painting Business - Tough Economy, What Do You Do?

The first thing so many painting businesses do is to run around and low ball every estimate. Why? Because they firmly believe that painting customers buy exclusively on price. But, studies show that ..
(August 06, 2008)
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Getting From A to B The Business Plan

Ask around, ask people why a business needs a plan. Chances are you will hear, “You need a business plan in case you need financing, and the bank wants one from you. How about this? You need a .
(June 18, 2008)
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Your Companys Guidance System, Management

The first thought that goes into the management of a business is the goal of the business. Or another way to look at it is, what do you want this business to do for you? As all motivational speakers, .
(June 18, 2008)
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What is the Going Rate For Overhead and Why I Ask This ..

Calculating overhead - Secrets of knowing what hourly rate to charge for your work. Let me ask you a question. What hourly rate should I price my work at? Or, What is the going rate for painting ..
(June 18, 2008)
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Hiring is Fun, Firing is Not!

Personnel or Human Resources - Hiring and Firing Whether one part of the company is more important or not. Human Resources are the one part that if not working, can make your life Hell on earth. We ..
(June 18, 2008)
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Sales A Dirty Word!

Salesperson - a pushy, loud and arrogant hand shaking backslapper. Right? Oh yes, there still are those kinds today, and even in the remodeling markets of today. Throw-backs to the dinosaurs of the ..
(June 18, 2008)
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Time and Material Jobs Everybody Wins! Wrong!

Time and Material In a nutshell, don't do it. On first glance this seems like a win-win situation. Usually when there is a job that is difficult to estimate due to unknown factors contractors will ..
(June 18, 2008)
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How Much Does it Cost? Estimating

Estimating a Painting Job Nobody wants to work for nothing, but many painter do when they don't charge for all the things that are part of each job. If you intend to do a complete job, and your ..
(June 18, 2008)
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How to Estimate a Paint Job Or Its Not Guess Work

How to estimate a paint job. Or It's not guess work. You can do all things correctly; but, if you mess up here, you can get hurt. It's not rocket science to estimate a paint job. It's actually ..
(June 18, 2008)
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Work For Free

I always felt crappy after having a sales call and spilling my guts, telling a customer everything I knew about the job, spending hours talking about product knowledge, techniques and such. And then ..
(July 01, 2008)
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Why Do Clients Distrust Contractors?

If we start out with this question, what comes to mind? Where does this come from? Kind of like, which came first the chicken or the egg? I really believe that the person that holds the purse strings .
(July 01, 2008)
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Hiring is an Everyday Job

Just as marketing is a job that needs to be done every day of the year, bringing in new people should be an ongoing proposition. We need to be constantly filling the pipeline with people; because, ..
(July 12, 2008)
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Some Rules

I never liked a rigid and too controlled atmosphere in a workplace. But nonetheless there is a need to establish guidelines. Most of these define the professional image we want to convey. Some of ..
(July 12, 2008)
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Cheap, Cheaper, Cheapest

As discussed before, “the going rate" is a nonexistent thing, and if there were such a thing, then it might be the rate that is left after a bidding war among low ball bidders. So if that is ..
(July 12, 2008)
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Training Job Training

From a simple orientation to intensive training, all new employees need some type of training for the job are hard to do, no matter what the job. As we've seen in my article why people quit their ..
(July 12, 2008)
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When to Fire

I read once that if you keep talking about an employee to your spouse over dinner, then it's time to fire that person. I used to do that. I used to believe that I could change someone and that if I ..
(July 12, 2008)
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These Are Some of the Reasons Why Employees Quit Their Jobs

The number one reason given for why employees quit their jobs is, the job was not what they expected. This must mean in a lot of cases. Communication was not very good. Don't blame the employee, but ..
(July 12, 2008)
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Your Employees

As one of the reasons given as to why employees quit their jobs, being recognized is one of the leading causes. The opposite expression is also true, that is when they feel devalued or put down. It's .
(July 12, 2008)
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Job Costing

Job costing is a technique for evaluating performance on individual jobs. It is also a way to maintain historical data, to use to estimate future work. The calculation of costs on a job by job basis ..
(July 12, 2008)
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Work Less and Make More Money

Is there anyone reading this that couldn't benefit from making more money? Generally speaking this profession is underpaid. When I look at what car mechanics, highway workers, and even municipal ..
(July 12, 2008)
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Estimating Methods

Wouldn't it be great if we could travel into the future and then look backwards to see where we have been? If we could do that we could see how long any job took and just copy it down. As it is we ..
(July 12, 2008)
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Accounting Money In, Money Out, Whats Left?

Profit - Keeping track or record keeping and analyzing the data, is really the only way we can tell the financial health of our company. Things have changed considerably since my Grandfather was a ..
(July 12, 2008)
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Charge More?

Yes, right away. A while back I talked to a local painting contractor; I asked him what he was charging. Most guys would get nervous; because, He might think I was looking to cut my price to get his .
(July 12, 2008)
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