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    In case you have not noticed, there are more small professional paint and coating application companies than medium or large. Also, the statistics indicate that more of the moderate

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    If you’re a small business owner, you might consider yourself immune from break-ins or cyber attacks. After all, shouldn’t criminals be more interested in giant corporations and

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    According to the Bureau of Labor, the statistics on scaffold accidents are not particularly encouraging. The CFOI reports that 72 percent of workers injured in scaffold accidents attributed

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    Between the scramble of daily work and the barrage of too many media outlets reporting storms, tragedies, and mayhem, the pace becomes fast and maddening. It can be numbing. The statistics

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    The retirement of older workers, the job losses predicated by the economic downturn and the perception of construction work as a “last choice”all point to a shortage of qualified

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    An Idaho man convicted of storing hazardous waste on his property that cost the government almost $500,000 to clean up was unable to convince the Ninth Circuit to overturn his conviction

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  • Core Inflation Ticks Up

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that prices faced by urban consumers rose by 0.1 percent over the month of October, slowing down from the 0.5 percentage point increase in September and the 0.4 percentage point rise in August. Over the past year, headline CPI grew by 2.0 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis,...

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    I have been a fan of Base CRM ever since they came out with their first iPhone app, 6 or 7 years ago. I became an early adapter of Base......

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  • 7 Perfect Plants For Designing With Pop-Up Greens x Dunn-Edwards

    We recently announced our collaboration with Pop-Up Greens, a Los Angeles-based shop that specializes in hand painted pots, which highlight five of these trending colors. We know that youve been eyeing those fiddle leaf figs and we couldnt think of a better way of introducing some greenery and color into your life than...

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  • Guest Post: Traits of Great Sales Managers Vs. Great Sales People

    **Special Thanks to Brandon Barth, the Director of Sales at Graco for this guest blog post!**   In my 34 years in the painting business, I've come across many great Sales People and Sales Managers alike. While there are many personalities that can be successful at either, I have observed over the years...

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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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