Blog Category: Department


What’s APPening—December, 2018

By Contributing Writer,

Thank You: Now Easier Than Ever You’ve just completed a job for a very happy customer…but why stop there? With one simple action you could create a customer for life and a nonstop lead-generating machine. It all starts with just one follow-up email and two words that will blow their minds: “Thank You” for your  … Read more

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Sales Doctor—December, 2018

By Phil Bernstein,

Exit Stage Left (With Dignity) Several years ago, a co-worker of mine was laid off. She was allowed to clean out her desk—and she really cleaned it out. She took all her company files outside the building and threw them in a dumpster. Word got around; it took her a long time to find another  … Read more

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Daily Grind—December, 2018

By Jerry Rabushka,

Maybe Some Other Time… Years back our city’s classical music station made a midnight move and sold itself out from under its loyal listeners. I’m not even sure the staff knew of it until it had been sold, signed, and sealed. There was a lot of hollering of betrayal and the like, but things change  … Read more

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Daily Grind—October, 2018

By Jerry Rabushka,

Going Away Party I wasn’t planning on doing this until August 2027. I was going to write my 35th anniversary column and bid the industry farewell. As it stands, I’m not sure if I’m bidding farewell, but as Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher for The Paint Dealer and The Paint Contractor, farewell will be finalized after  … Read more

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Junk For Your Trunk—October, 2018

By brandonpaas,

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Junk For Your Trunk—September, 2018

By The Paint Dealer,

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What’s APPening—September, 2018

By Contributing Writer,

  HomeKeepr Helps You Get Realtor Recommendations For many painters, continued business is based on a steady stream of referrals. But along with that, there is a growing number of apps and home service marketplaces that help guide potential clients to your pot & brush. Do you have to be in them all? There are  … Read more

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Daily Grind — September, 2018

By Jerry Rabushka,

It’s Greek to Me Our painter/columnist Erick Gatcomb asked if I would write something about gladiators. It’s more a challenge than a deep-seated desire, but OK I needed a topic, or at least a starting point. It’s nothing new to link professions of the present to legendary professions of the past. I know that a  … Read more

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Junk for Your Trunk—August, 2018

By The Paint Dealer,

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Daily Grind—August, 2018

By Jerry Rabushka,

I’m Not Thinking About Paint “It’s Colorado, and with its elevation, temp swings, and bright sun, staining is often a leap of faith.” I’ve been on vacation and I made a pact with myself not to work—other than I visited a paint store you can read about in The Paint Dealer. But I still thought  … Read more

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