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Podcast produced by the Painting Contractors Association (PCA).

Join Chris Shank, PCA Education Director, as he interviews industry experts on how to build stronger businesses.

Founded in 1884, PCA is the only national trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors through ethics, education and excellence. Today, PCA is recognized and supported by many industry manufacturers and suppliers as the premier organization committed to helping professional painting and decorating contractors improve their business.

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Podcast produced by the Painting Contractors Association (PCA).

Join Chris Shank, PCA Education Director, as he interviews industry experts on how to build stronger businesses.

Founded in 1884, PCA is the only national trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors through ethics, education and excellence. Today, PCA is recognized and supported by many industry manufacturers and suppliers as the premier organization committed to helping professional painting and decorating contractors improve their business.

    Financial Fitness with Chris Moore

    Financial Fitness with Chris Moore

    On this episode of Paint ED, Chris Moore of Elite Business Advisors joins us to talk about everything you need to know to be financially fit. I like talking with Chris because he always has good, sound advice on running a business. He makes things simple, and I think people respond well to him because he makes them feel like there is hope, and that it’s never too late. So breathe. Whether you’re feeling out of control of finances, or you feel you missed profit-opportunities in the past, or you just need a little more organization, Chris give’s insight into the must-haves and must-dos of paying taxes, saving money, and managing your budget in a way that takes your business to the next level.

    Don’t miss Chris’s Financial Fitness course at the EXPO! Register at PCApaintED.org/expo.

    Learn more about Elite Business Advisors at elitebusinessadvising.com.

    • 24 min
    Commercial Estimating with Dave Scaturro

    Commercial Estimating with Dave Scaturro

    Commercial Estimating can sometimes bring with it a high risk, but it also brings the potential for a higher reward. So how do successful commercial estimators go about estimating big jobs in a way that lowers risks and increases the margins for profit? On this episode of Paint ED, Dave Scaturro of Alpine Painting in New Jersey talks with us about how his family business started, and he describes the estimating process and technology he uses that makes him and other estimators at his company successful.

    Dave is going to be a session panelist and a brain meld facilitator at the PCA EXPO next month along with all the other leaders in the painting industry! Sign up at pcapainted.org/EXPO.

    And now, Commercial Estimating with Dave Scaturro!

    Learn more about the PCA Cost and Estimating Guides at PCApaintED.org

    • 36 min
    Cash Flow Planning For A New Year With Benji Carlson

    Cash Flow Planning For A New Year With Benji Carlson

    It’s time to talk about Cash Flow. This is turning out to be Cash Flow month at PCA, and we’re going to offer some podcasts and webinars on the topic so you start out the year right. Perhaps nothing is as basic or as problematic to business growth as cash flow. Seasonal changes, payment terms, and sudden growth can all stress cash planning and obscure the way forward to more growth. On this episode of Paint ED, a little clarity around cash flow planning, courtesy of Benji Carlson at Breakthrough Academy. Benji talks with us about how cash flow is often confused with profit problems. Don’t blame the one on the other—they are totally different things! We also discuss common cash flow problems and ways to start getting a handle on the year’s finances.

    The full webinar, “Cash Flow Planning for a New Year” with Benji Carlson will take place on January 23, 4 PM CT. Are you a PCA member? We have webinars and videos new every month that can help you with business topics like this. Learn more or register at PCApaintED.com

    Learn more about Breakthrough Academy at BTAcademy.com

    • 22 min
    New Year's Podcast With PCA Staff

    New Year's Podcast With PCA Staff

    Happy 2020! We look back on some of PCA's 2019 highlights as well as look ahead to what is in store for 2020.

    In 2019, we released the Trade Best Practice Series, Virtual Workshops, and had a great EXPO. And in 2020 we are looking forward to workshops at EXPO and a member benefit called Pathways.

    We're excited for the new year, are you?

    • 21 min
    Effective Leadership Skills with Dave Rosenberg

    Effective Leadership Skills with Dave Rosenberg

    On this episode of Paint ED, Dave Rosenberg of Locked On Leadership concludes our podcast series about Effective Leadership by discussing leadership skills. Do you know how to build a type of rapport and trust that is military grade and activates employee potential. The trust that develops between your team can then set the foundation for team communication that brings out the best in people and gets everyone excited about where you’re going.

    This is part three in a three-part series about Effective Leadership which includes talks about Strategy, Tactics, and Skills. Collect them all!

    And don’t miss Dave’s LIVE presentation about eliminating your competition and owning the market at the PCA EXPO in Arizona on February 19-21, 2020. Register at PCApaintED.org.

    Learn more about Locked on Leadership at lockedonleadership.com.

    • 19 min
    Principles Of Innovation And Advancement with Jason Paris

    Principles Of Innovation And Advancement with Jason Paris

    If you’ve never met a keyboard enthusiast, you’re in for a treat. On this episode of Paint ED, Jason Paris of Paris Painting in Minneapolis, Minnesota shares with us his love for a very small niche of the technology world: computer keyboards. And while we geek out over keyboards for approximately 6 minutes and 37.4 seconds, there is a strong analogy here to the business world. Business and technology progress in much the same way when it comes to innovation. The many iterations of progress we see are very specific to their time, environment, and social atmosphere. There’s a reason the old-style “QWERTY” keyboard arrangement was good for its time. But now, like a lot of things, people have forgotten why it started, and they continue with it—not because it’s still the best way, but because it’s convenient and everyone’s doing it. So, how do we know which things in business are out-moded, and maybe more importantly, how do we know when it will be profitable to innovate? Jason asks the big questions, and even gets started on some of the answers.

    And of course, Jason’s going to be on panel discussions and leading Brain Meld tables at the PCA EXPO in Glendale, AZ February 19-21, 2020! Register for the EXPO at pcapainted.org/expo.

    Pictures of some of Jason’s nerdy keyboard accessories can be found at PCA’s Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/PCANational/

    Learn more about the Paint by Numbers conference at PBNpartners.com

    • 37 min

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