The Problem with Masculinity: There Isn’t Enough of It

By Brandon Lewis / January 17, 2019 /

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve watched or heard about Gillette’s recent controversial video. It depicts a wide variety of shoddy behavior and makes the wholesale assertion that men are at worst the source of it – at best complicit in letting it happen while creating a culture that encourages it. If you are…

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At the paint store coffee pot, Brian’s 2019 painting predictions…

By / January 3, 2019 /

Two days ago, I was dropping of flyers at local paint stores about the 2019 Painting Profits Summit. There was a little bit of a line to talk to the clerk, so I got a cup of coffee and spoke to an owner named Brian for a while about what he thought the new year held…

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Why Your Painting Estimator Can’t Close Sales at High Rates

By / December 14, 2018 /

Believe me, I understand your frustration… It’s expensive to hire, train, manage and pay a full-time estimator. It’s even MORE frustrating when their estimate closing rate is low and you constantly lose to low-priced painters. Basically, you are PAYING someone to LOSE business for you. It’s not good. But if I’m being honest with you,…

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Will you pass on your painting business to your son?

By / November 19, 2018 /

Please don’t find this subject-line offensive. I don’t write the mail, I just deliver it. As best I can determine in auditing my subscriber lists name-by-name, ownership in independent painting businesses skews 97% male. I’m not giving an opinion on it, simply stating the observable reality. It’s no surprise that you find a lot of father-son…

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General Contractor Drugged with Truth Serum Emails Painter Brutal Bid Request

By Brandon Lewis / October 31, 2018 /

Share on Social Media! From: William Ellis Date: Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 1:39 PM Subject: HUGE Painting Project To: Jonathan Casey Hey Jonathan… We do not even have this job I’m writing you about. Chances are, we’ll never get it. 15 other GC’s are bidding on this too. Each GC has 5…

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The #1 Reason Painting Contractors Are Rarely Rich

By Brandon Lewis / September 5, 2018 /

I’d like to challenge you to do something if you dare… Notice: You must emotionally detach yourself from your business and your business from your personal identity to do this… The next time you are at the paint store, look around. What do you see? Rolls Royce’s? BMW’s? Mercedes? Nope… Just a bunch of dudes…

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HomeAdvisor and Angies List Leads for Painting Contractors

By Brandon Lewis / August 19, 2018 /

HomeAdvisor painting leads are derided by the majority of painting contractor reviews. Angie’s List leads for painters present a similar problem as well… one you might now even know about. For years, I’ve been advocating that owners avoid “rent-to-own” lead services like HomeAdvisor, Angie’s List, Thumbtack, Houzz, you name it… Why? Question: Would you PAY…

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1-800 Painting Numbers for Pro Painter Jobs: Are They Worth the Money?

By Brandon Lewis / April 13, 2018 /

1-800 painting vanity numbers are something my pro painters have asked me about in the last few months. Instead of taking 15 minutes to explain my thoughts on the subject every time I’m asked, I recorded this video and had it transcribed for painting contractors. If you are considering a 1-800 numbers as a painter,…

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How to Win Painting Bids & Estimates Against Low-Priced Competitors

By Brandon Lewis / February 16, 2018 /

Winning painting bids and estimates is challenging enough… but low-priced competition can make it feel impossible. A lot of painting contractors contend that closing sales is all about price, insisting it’s all clients care about. I’m here to tell you that’s a load of B.S. spouted from the mouths of under-achieving entrepreneurs. Do not believe…

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The #1 Killer of Painting Company Profits… Do You Do It?

By Brandon Lewis / January 13, 2018 /

692… That’s how many in-depth, hour-long Business Diagnostic Assessments I’ve conducted for owners of painting businesses. Could you imagine spending 692 hours crawling around “under the hood” of every type of painting company imaginable? Do you want to know what the #1 killer of painting company profits is? Maybe you think it’s low-ball competitors… Nope. Perhaps it’s cheap…

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Jimmy Canabe
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