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Extend the Life of Your Paint Job – DIY

Extend the Life of Your Paint Job – DIY

  Introduction Welcome to the joys of home ownership! Unfortunately, along with the pleasure of ruling your own domain comes the expense of maintenance. You will find included in these expenses is the repainting of all those walls that have not been touched in years. Extend the Life of Your Paint Job – DIY, is […]

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VW or Cadillac Paint Job

VW or Cadillac Paint Job

VW or Cadillac Paint Job?   Introduction When weighing the difference between a VW or Cadillac Paint Job there are a number of factors to consider when planning a painting project. You will want to take into account the timing of the project, preparation, product selection and application methods. Timing For an exterior repaint project […]

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Billing Rates

Billing Rates

                         Billing Rates   Introduction You cannot sustain your business and be profitable by guessing at your Billing Rates. Also, it is dangerous to “bid to the competition”. That is when you tell yourself “I know XYZ Painting is going to be 20% lower […]

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Attributes of an Excellent Coach

Attributes of an Excellent Coach

Attributes of an Excellent Coach   By Attributes of an Excellent Coach “Yes, you get to wear yet another hat!” Most of your crew are probably highly motivated self-starters. Some people however, if left to themselves, will not rise very far above average. This is where the role of a coach can be a critical […]

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Hiring, Firing and Training

Hiring, Firing and Training

Hiring, Firing and Training   There are several things to consider when you think about what type of work you want to do. Decide what types of work are available in your area, what you are best equipped to do and what it is that you do well. This will help you to determine what […]

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Project Portfolio

Project Portfolio

Lynn Jackson has successfully estimated large scale commercial projects all over the country.

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Dealing successfully with owners, architects, and general contractors

Dealing successfully with owners, architects, and general contractors

There are a number of things that are critical for your path to success. Dealing successfully with owners, architects, and general contractors includes Marketing, The Bidding Process and Contract Negotiation. also, your success starts with smart marketing. I will reveal the techniques for evaluating which customers you want to target, and to become one of […]

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Effective Project Management is Key to Your Success

Effective Project Management is Key to Your Success

 Congratulations You have just won the big project! So now what? I believe that Effective Project Management is Key to Your Success. Once the bid is won, your work isn’t finished.  Now it’s time to put on your other hat, and position yourself for a successful project. Position Yourself for Success through Effective Project Management […]

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Writing a Proposal, Contract, and Scope of Work

Writing a Proposal, Contract, and Scope of Work

Writing Proposal, Contract, Scope Work Contract administration is a critical part of running a successful business. Managing this task will often determine your success or failure on any given project. Key to this task is Writing a Proposal, Contract, and Scope of Work. I discuss everything from the negotiation phase to the execution of the contract. […]

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Putting the Bid Together

Putting the Bid Together

                                Putting the Bid Together Once you have completed your takeoff, you are ready to assemble your bid. Putting the bid together requires several steps. In my book, Paint Contracting and Estimating, I include advice on how to proceed through this process in a way that will reduce your chances of missing something. Submitting bids […]

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