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  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    There is Big News! AkzoNobel will be split into two companies by selling their chemical business. The Netherlands based company is one of the biggest paint manufacturers in the world

  • The Culture of Leaders

    Tom is a friend of mine. Tom is a triathlete. Tom missed his last event due to a broken collarbone, because Tom went over the handlebars on his bike. It’s time to be the adult in

  • Image Matters

    Image matters. In fact, sometimes it isn’t even the best idea that wins in the marketplace, but the idea that is told in the most compelling way and reaches the right people. For

  • 10 Business Building Tips

    Building a business doesn't have to be complicated--it just has to be effective. As a business owner, we have many concerns. From accounting and inventory to managing employees and

  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    At a project located in a busy town square, a worker was applying paint to the exterior of a new building. The scaffolding was 3 ½ stories tall.  He climbed from the 2nd level to

  • Safety Psychology

    Every construction environment may be seen as a hazardous environment. Debris and materials can cause a lot of harm, not only to the project itself but the workers involved in the construction.

  • Workers Comp Fraud

    Joe hurt his back on the job and is out on leave. Four weeks later, after a rigorous bout of physical therapy, his doctor cleared him to return to work in a modified capacity. The issue

  • 3 Secrets of Effective Leadership

    The secrets of leadership are seen best by the humble. Arrogance blinds. There’s an inverse relationship between arrogance and perception. As arrogance goes up, self-perception goes

  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    Away from the watchful eyes of project supervisors, other trades, and/or owners, is it okay to shortcut paint and/or coating application? If some time is saved, we may reason that it

  • Massive Disruption Required to Save the Construction Industry

    The construction industry has reached a tipping point. The older generation is retiring at a growing rate, taking with them decades of invaluable knowledge and expertise. Without massive

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    Over the year, total nonfarm employment in September increased by 2.5 million jobs which is a 1.7% increase compared to September 2017. During this time, total nonfarm employment in the Southern region increased by 2.5% and in the Western region by 2.4%. The Midwest and the Northeast recorded the lowest gains at 1.3% during...

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    While working for my dads painting company in San Diego (many, many years ago), I once received an estimate request from a prospect through our website, and noticed that he......

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    Reading this book crystalized that leadership is a valuable quality in any arena. Heads of State, CEOs, business owners, both large and small, department heads, coaches of teams, team captains, the list is limitless, all must have leadership qualities. Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, took their leadership skills...

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  • Q4 Tips for Entrepreneurs

    Here we are well into the final quarter of 2017. Is your business on target to reach your goals for the year Here are some things you should be doing to make your final quarter as successful as youd like it to be: Review your progress How has your business performed in the first 3 […]...

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