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“Remember Nick, you’re going to school so you don’t have to paint for the rest of your life.” Those are the words Nick May's father told him every summer he came home from college to run a small painting business out of his backyard. Twenty years later, Nick owns Walls By Design, Colorado's best painting contractor as voted by Colorado Biz. Join Nick as he talks to paint contractors from across the country to help them drop the brush and start making money. They talk marketing, they talk systems and they talk strategy.

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    • 4.8 • 57 Ratings

“Remember Nick, you’re going to school so you don’t have to paint for the rest of your life.” Those are the words Nick May's father told him every summer he came home from college to run a small painting business out of his backyard. Twenty years later, Nick owns Walls By Design, Colorado's best painting contractor as voted by Colorado Biz. Join Nick as he talks to paint contractors from across the country to help them drop the brush and start making money. They talk marketing, they talk systems and they talk strategy.

    Enthusiasm and Vision in Your Paint Business with Rick Mulkins | S11E11 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

    Enthusiasm and Vision in Your Paint Business with Rick Mulkins | S11E11 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

    This Week's Guest:



    Rick Mulkins

    This week on The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network, co-host Chris Shank is joined by Rick Mulkins where they talk about being enthusiastic and having a vision. He talks about how knowing your closing rate can help you make more money and giving your client something to hold onto like paint swatches or a painted sample.



    Broad-strokes are: Pulling inspiration from media, having vision in a project, showcasing your team - and much more!



    Our Virtual Conference Crank.0 is underway this week January 12-14. Go to www.propainternetwork.com/crank-0 to register or text CRANK to 72000.



    For more information on Crank Nashville March 31 – April 3 visit www.propainternetwork.com/product/crank-nashville-2021



    Live the life you love by joining the Pro Painter Network! www.propainternetwork.com



    Learn how to create systems, build processes, understand your finances, and effectively market your painting business with the Roadmap to Profit course www.roadmaptoprofitcourse.com. 



    Broad Strokes Podcast – A paint contractor podcast FOR women BY women. www.broadstrokespodcast.com



    Join the Business Brush Group! A private and FREE Facebook group where they talk the business of painting! www.facebook.com/groups/482608175449498

    This Week's Sponsor:

    • 37 min
    Pinterest and Tik Tok to Market Your Business with Kyla Herbes | S11E10 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

    Pinterest and Tik Tok to Market Your Business with Kyla Herbes | S11E10 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

    This Week's Guest:



    Kyla Herbes

    If you’re not using social media, our next guest highly recommends you start. On this week’s episode of The Business Brush, Kyla Herbes joins Nick May as they talk about using social media as a marketing tool for your business.



    Specifically, Kyla talks about using Pinterest and Tik Tok to grow your business. Pinterest works like Google in that with the right keywords (SEO), users can reach you easily. Videos are trending and Tik Tok is perfect for showing short clips of what you can do. Better yet, you can pin your Tik Tok clip on Pinterest and reach even more people.



    Kyla will be a speaker on Crank.0 January 12-16. Join Nick and Kyla along with a whole arsenal of industry playmakers! 



    Haven't signed up for Crank.0? Listen to this week's episode for a promo code and receive a $75 discount. Non-PPN members only.



    Broad-strokes include: Treat pinterest like a search engine, Promote pins (posts) on Pinterest, use clips to teach or show your craft - and much more!



    Click on the link to see Nick's Tik Tok post.



    Use Stats Check LOL to see which hashtags to use in your Tik Tok posts www.statschecklol.com.



    Create a post on your social media account for a chance to win 2 round-trip tickets to anywhere in the continental US. Be sure to use the tag #CRANK2021 www.propainternetwork.com/blog/events/crank-0-ticket-give-away



    We have announced our Virtual Conference Crank.0 January 12-14. Go to www.propainternetwork.com/crank-0 to register or text CRANK to 72000.



    Have a question for Crank.0 speaker Gary Vee? Submit a 1 minute video by January 1st and your video could be selected. Submit video questions to shank@imaymedia.com



    For more information on Crank Nashville March 31 – April 3 visit www.propainternetwork.com/product/crank-nashville-2021



    Live the life you love by joining the Pro Painter Network! www.propainternetwork.com



    Learn how to create systems, build processes, understand your finances, and effectively market your painting business with the Roadmap to Profit course www.roadmaptoprofitcourse.com. 



    Broad Strokes Podcast – A paint contractor podcast FOR women BY women. www.broadstrokespodcast.com



    Join the Business Brush Group! A private and FREE Facebook group where they talk the business of painting! www.facebook.com/groups/482608175449498

    This Week's Sponsor:

    • 40 min
    Systems, Processes, and Customer Service with Shane Garrett | S11E9 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

    Systems, Processes, and Customer Service with Shane Garrett | S11E9 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

    This Week's Guest:



    Shane Garrett

    This week on The Business Brush, Nick May is joined by Shane Garrett as they talk about systems and processes in the paint business. Recorded while on the Pro Painter Network road trip in September, Shane tells how he only works 4 hours per day in his business with great systems. Learn how you can do it too!



    Broad-strokes include: importance of customer service, providing quality projects, having fun with friends - and much more!



    Create a post on your social media account for a chance to win 2 round-trip tickets to anywhere in the continental US. Be sure to use the tag #CRANK2021 www.propainternetwork.com/blog/events/crank-0-ticket-give-away



    We have announced our Virtual Conference Crank.0 January 12-14. Go to www.propainternetwork.com/crank-0 to register or text CRANK to 72000.



    Have a question for Crank.0 speaker Gary Vee? Submit a 1 minute video by January 1st and your video could be selected. Submit video questions to shank@imaymedia.com



    For more information on Crank Nashville March 31 - April 3 visit www.propainternetwork.com/product/crank-nashville-2021



    Live the life you love by joining the Pro Painter Network! www.propainternetwork.com



    Learn how to create systems, build processes, understand your finances, and effectively market your painting business with the Roadmap to Profit course www.roadmaptoprofitcourse.com. 



    Broad Strokes Podcast – A paint contractor podcast FOR women BY women. www.broadstrokespodcast.com



    Join the Business Brush Group! A private and FREE Facebook group where they talk the business of painting! www.facebook.com/groups/482608175449498

    This Week's Sponsor:

    • 46 min
    Instagram Marketing for Painters with Zach Kenney | S11E8 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

    Instagram Marketing for Painters with Zach Kenney | S11E8 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

    This Week's Guest:



    Zach Kenney







    Today on The Business Brush, Zack Kenney joins Chris Shank as they talk about Instagram marketing. Zach has made a name for himself in the paint industry as a social media guru. He will be speaking on social media marketing and give more details than those he gives on the show today!Broad-strokes include: focus on adding value not making a sale, post regularly on social media to stand out - and so much more!Create a post on your social media account for a chance to win 2 round-trip tickets to anywhere in the continental US. Be sure to use the tag #CRANK2021 www.propainternetwork.com/blog/events/crank-0-ticket-give-awayWe have announced our Virtual Conference Crank.0 January 12-14. Go to www.propainternetwork.com/crank-0 to register or text CRANK to 72000.Have a question for Crank.0 speaker Gary Vee? Submit a 1 minute video by January 1st and your video could be selected. Submit video questions to shank@imaymedia.comLive the life you love by joining the Pro Painter Network! www.propainternetwork.comLearn how to create systems, build processes, understand your finances, and effectively market your painting business with the Roadmap to Profit course www.roadmaptoprofitcourse.com. Broad Strokes Podcast – A paint contractor podcast FOR women BY women. www.broadstrokespodcast.comJoin the Business Brush Group! A private and FREE Facebook group where they talk the business of painting! www.facebook.com/groups/482608175449498







    This Week's Sponsor:

    • 37 min
    Crank.0 Speaker Jamie Rowe | S11E7 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

    Crank.0 Speaker Jamie Rowe | S11E7 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

    This Week's Guest:



    Jamie Rowe









    In this week's Business Brush, Chris and Nick sit down with small business process expert Jamie Rowe. Jamie is a big reason why Walls By Design became successful, and her and Nick go down memory lane. Jamie talks about the importance of putting systems and processes into your business and finding your inner mentor. Jamie will also be a speaker at Crank.0 in January.

    Learn to use your feminine abilities to Sell Like a Woman and get the results you've been waiting for! www.impacttoincomeprogram.com

    Create a post on your social media account for a chance to win 2 round-trip tickets to anywhere in the continental US. Be sure to use the tag #CRANK2021

    We have announced our Virtual Conference Crank.0 January 12-14. Go to www.propainternetwork.com/crank-0 to register or text CRANK to 72000.

    Live the life you love by joining the Pro Painter Network! www.propainternetwork.com

    Learn how to create systems, build processes, understand your finances, and effectively market your painting business with the Roadmap to Profit course www.roadmaptoprofitcourse.com. 

    Broad Strokes Podcast – A paint contractor podcast FOR women BY women. www.broadstrokespodcast.com

    Join the Business Brush Group! A private and FREE Facebook group where they talk the business of painting! www.facebook.com/groups/482608175449498









    This Week's Sponsor:

    • 46 min
    Roast My Site: Maven Painting | S11E6 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

    Roast My Site: Maven Painting | S11E6 | The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network | PAINT PODCAST | THE BUSINESS BRUSH

    This Week's Guest:



    Tana Todd









    Today on The Business Brush presented by Pro Painter Network, we bring you a Roast My Site episode! Nick May is joined by The Broad Strokes podcast host Tana Todd as they look at a couple websites and give constructive criticism.

    They judge things like colors and logo, font and text, and most importantly, how fast you can find a phone number! Nick and Tana roasted Maven Painting who submitted their site to us. They also took a look at a random company’s website as well. Make sure to grab a pen and paper - you can learn a thing or two from listening!

    Create a post on your social media account for a chance to win 2 round-trip tickets to anywhere in the continental US. Be sure to use the tag #CRANK2021

    We have announced our Virtual Conference Crank.0 January 12-14. Go to www.propainternetwork.com/crank-0 to register or text CRANK to 72000.

    Live the life you love by joining the Pro Painter Network!

    Learn how to create systems, build processes, understand your finances, and effectively market your painting business with the Roadmap to Profit course.

    Broad Strokes Podcast – A paint contractor podcast FOR women BY women. www.broadstrokespodcast.com

    Join the Business Brush Group! A private and FREE Facebook group where they talk the business of painting! www.facebook.com/groups/482608175449498









    This Week's Sponsor:

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as a painting contractor, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Nick does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving business, and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Jay Emery ,

Thanks for helping us grow our businesses!!!

I was introduced to The Business Brush podcast and Facebook group by the owner of my local Benjamin Moore retailer, who was actually featured on an episode.

After bouncing around on the podcast list to hear from people who I’ve heard of or met before, I finally decided to just play them all starting from the first season. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND DOING THIS IF YOU OWN A PAINTING COMPANY!!! I’m only partly through season 2, and I’ve already gotten so many great take-aways from some of the most successful people in the painting world.

This group is by far the most amazing place to get honest feedback from other professionals in the paint industry. I’ve been part of several other “chat rooms”/groups, and this is the best in my opinion. It’s amazing to hear advice from someone who was in my shoes 25-30 years ago, or even just yesterday, who’s willing to share their experience with no strings attached. It truly helps other business owners avoid expensive headaches, and grow their businesses quicker than they ever could on their own.

After learning about the event Nick is hosting in Denver next month, Crank 2020, I made plans to attend and I’m super excited to meet 40+ other company owners and learn more about their challenges and wins.

Keep up the awesome work, Nick! Your efforts are an amazing gift to the industry..... I can’t say thank you enough!!!

Yesssiiiiirrr ,

I’ve learned !!!

What an amazing Source of information!!

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