Thursday, March 21, 2019
How is it some start ups do better after four months than most painters do after four years? Frankly, it’s all about what you know and what you do – and it has nothing to do with the technical skills of painting. Trent shares his story in this recent video that I was surprised and excited to get last...
Hey, it's Brandon Lewis coming to you high up on a ridge, and it is an 80% chance of rain today. I've got about eight more miles to go, but I'm committed to making this hike happen regardless of the circumstances, regardless of external stimuli, only what I can control. Someone once told me that the true hallmark of...
Hey it's Brandon Lewis here, and if you look behind me you can see the ruins of a once fantastically appointed mansion that is out on Cumberland Island that was taken by fire. They call it the Dungeoness Ruins. And I will tell you this, as I talk to owners of painting businesses I discovered that a lot of...
Hey, it's Brandon Lewis here with Painters Weekly. Yesterday, I had a very interesting conversation at the beach about something you probably wouldn't expect, and that's hiring and recruitment. I...
Hey it's Brandon Lewis. And during the busy, hectic repaint season, like right now, it's super easy to get overwhelmed by things to do, and to try to do more and more of it yourself, and to work longer hours, or to let things fall through the cracks. I'm going to encourage you, as you move into the busy...
Hey, do you have painters that are currently exhibiting behaviors that you do not approve of? It could be showing up late, it could be going over budget, it could be the way they do their work. If you do, you're not alone. Most painting contractors struggle with this. I'm Brandon Lewis with Painters Weekly and Painters Academy, and...
Hey. It's Brandon Lewis here. As you can see behind me, there are lots of rapids here at the Conasauga River, because recently, it rained a lot and there's whitewater, right? Noise, turbulence, is what they also refer to it as. It's interesting. I work with hundreds of painting businesses, lots of owners, and I've discovered that the same...
Hey guys, it's Brandon Lewis with the Painter's Academy, and I want to talk to you about selling your services to commercial painting prospects, especially repaints. I will never talk to you about new construction, I think it's a bad industry with low margins and lots of risk, but I will talk to you about going after large commercial...
Hey, it's Brandon Lewis, with Painter's Weekly, and we're moving into the spring repaint rush. That means the labor market is getting tighter. Let me ask you a question. Do you struggle with hiring and recruitment? Is it a big issue? Do you feel like you can't find any painters? There aren't any painters. There's no painters left out...
Hey, it's Brandon Lewis with Painter's Weekly. I see a lot of things going around in our industry about generating leads online, and a lot of it is not very helpful. A lot of it is about renting to own your space online. It could be going with a lead service that gives leads to five or six other...