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How to Bid or Estimate Paint Jobs

Coming up with the right price for painting a house is important. For most people, this is a big concern, and rightly so. If you estimate too low, you don’t make money. If you estimate too high, you don’t get the job. >>Click Here to Download Our Exact Estimating Formulas<< The good news is that […]

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Why Start a Painting Business?

In 2010 it was time for me to start my own business. I had just graduated from college after working with another painting company for the last 6 years where I trained other students on all of the aspects of running a painting business. It was a no brainer for me – I KNEW I […]

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How to Start a Painting Business From Scratch

Want to learn how to start a painting business without having much money? Before You Keep Reading, Click Here to Get Your Business Startup Checklist Here’s how I got started and how you can do the same: I started my painting company in 2010 with $200, and in 2014 we sold over $1,000,000 in house painting. Over […]

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Marketing 101: How to Get Painting Customers

There are a lot of marketing services and in this video I review a few of them. This is just a small introduction to marketing and the basics of marketing you painting company. I have a word of caution about marketing. One of the biggest mistakes I see painters making is judging a marketing service […]

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How to Subcontract Work

Subcontracting is just a way to hire a professional painter to work for you. Why do that? Consider the alternative – hiring painters. You can post an ad to find a painter – someone who is looking for employment, for a job. Sometimes they are looking for something long-term, sometimes they are looking for some […]

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Be Great at Sales

This is a video from our 2014 Sales & Marketing Training. Every January we hold a sales and marketing training for all of our sales reps – new and old. The purpose of this training is to train and retrain. We make adjustments to our systems every year, and people get rusty. This is a […]

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How to Identify a Bad Sales System

There are plenty of actions a business owner can take every day to boost business. A common fallback when revenue is low is to increase the amount spent on marketing & lead generation. It makes sense. More advertising should generate more leads, which should lead to more revenue. Unfortunately that isn’t always the case. Sometimes, […]

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Painting Business Systems

This short video talks about the importance of systems. Main benefits of creating business systems: They can be constantly improved. If you don’t have a system to improve, it makes it much more difficult to improve your results. Training employees is very difficult without a system, and very easy with a system. Growing your business […]

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Painting Business Marketing 101

Marketing is easy, so this post is going to be short. Step 1: Spend a bunch of money on marketing Step 2: Track your results. Step 3: Decide if you like the results or not. Step 4: If you like the results, do more of it. If you don’t like the results, don’t do it […]

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Grow Your Painting Business – Double Your Revenue Every Year

Learning how to estimate is important for running a painting business… but what is even more important, is knowing HOW to consistently grow your painting business. I started Foothills Painting in 2010 knocking on doors and offering free estimates. I did just a few jobs in the fall to make enough money to live thru the […]

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What Do I Need to Start My Own Painting Company?

Most people who visit this site want answers to the very simple question: What do I need to start my own painting company? Do you want to start your own painting company? Click Here to Get Your Business Startup ChecklistWe get a lot of emails asking about types of equipment, how many employees, and how […]

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Estimating a House Exterior

Estimating is a big concern of everyone that opens their own painting business. And that’s understandable. Get it too low, and you lose money on a job. Get it too high, and you lose a sale. For some, it can be tempting to use price as a bargaining chip with their customer, especially if price […]

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Home Advisor Pro Reviews – 2019 – What You Should Know Before Signing Up

A serious focus of any painting business owner, is where to get the next sale. A popular choice for those who are just beginning to look into lead services is Home Advisor Pro. But, in recent years, Home Advisor Pro has caught a lot of attention due to alleged claims of unfair treatment towards their […]

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Get More Painting Business Sales – 3 Strategies

Running a business is difficult. It becomes even more of a challenge as it grows beyond just a few employees working on a referral basis. One of the biggest struggles is how to get more painting business sales to help expand your operation beyond 6-figures. Some of the obstacles that prevent a business from keeping it’s […]

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Estimate Exterior Paint Jobs – A How to Guide

When you’re just starting out, figuring out how to estimate exterior paint jobs can look very complicated. However, if you talk to a seasoned painter, someone who has been in the business a long time, they’ll tell you how easy it is to estimate exterior paint jobs. Most of them can just look at a house […]

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I’m Eric Barstow, creator of Painting Business Pro, founder of National Painting Group & Foothills Painting, Co-Owner of Painter Choice. I’m disrupting the painting industry, and helping thousands of painters start or improve their businesses. I love what I do!

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