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  • Eye on Housing

    Many Construction Firms Need Only $5,000 to Start Their Businesses

    Of 638,839 construction firms surveyed by the U.S. Census Bureau in its Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (ASE), 20.1% report they raised less than $5,000 dollars to begin commercial activity. The ASE is a relatively new information source released by the U.S. Census Bureau this year. It collects economic and demographic information on businesses and business ownership in all major industries,... Read More ›...


  • A David Creation

    Can You Use a Tablet Instead of a Laptop in 2017

    Tablets have come a long way since Apple introduced the iPad in 2010. Before then, estimators in the field all had to use a hybrid tablet which were basically a......


  • specs+spaces

    How Experiences Are Driving Design

    Color can be a uniquely personal experience an expanding and endlessly versatile palette with which to tell whatever story you imagination can dream up. Thats why color is an incredibly important tool driving design, particularly the ever-growing trend of experiential design....


  • E D Painting blog

    E D Painting blog

    When Should Sellers Repaint Their Homes Interior

    Most real estate agents report that buyers are as impressed by “sparkling” interiors as they are by attractive landscaping and curb appeal. The visual triggers that prompt that sort of...


  • The Blogging Painters

    The Benefits of Content Marketing and Personal Branding

    Content marketing and brand visibility can help get your business known to your target clients. In fact, almost 90% of consumers want brands to share valuable content on the Internet, based on Edelmans consumer marketing study. Consumer preferences have indeed shifted from traditional to digital marketing. Dominating the digital marketing world, in particular, are storytelling, […] The post The Benefits of Content Marketing and Personal Branding appeared first on The Blogging Painters....


  • Summit Services Inc.

    Whats the Strategic Intent of your Business

    When I started Nolan Consulting Group in 2004, my accountant said to me:  “what’s the strategic intent of your business”.  I gave him a puzzled look.  I had done some work on strategic intent in the corporate world, but I had never really thought about it with our spanking new business.   He went on to say that you should never start a business without a plan to get out of it (an exit plan).  He said that it’s important to know what you want the...


  • Patricia Grey | Interior Design

    Patricia Grey | Interior Design

    Pastel Oceanscapes - Patricia Gray

    "Ocean Mist" Pastel 18.75 x 28.5 inches Patricia Gray  "Ocean Mist, North Beach" Pastel 19.5 X 27.5 inches  Patricia Gray  Just off the easel. There are some paintings that come easily and some that take a bit more perseverance. I have been straddling the gulf between realism in my plein air paintings and a more impressionist way of painting from memory and emotion in the studio. Both have their merits. But the best for me is when I can lose myself between the two and let the emotion...


  • Advisors On Target

    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 […]...


  • Harbor Paint

    Permanent Solutions for Rotted Wood on Long Island

    Protect your investment by replacing rotted and worn out wood before the winter months arrive. Rotting wood should be replaced before additional structural damage is caused by water infiltration into the home.  At Harbor Paint we employ the best solutions for making repairs and replacements for rotted wood on trim, fascia, rakes, sills and soffits....


  • Integral Color

    A New Spin on a Former Life as a Silk Painting Artist

    Repeating is not all bad. Or perhaps I should say…ReViving is Great! I wanted to make this post a bit more personal than some of my others, and here’s the story: Back in the early-80’s there was a style direction called “wearable art.” Well, maybe it was not a really Big fashion phenomenon, but there were a lot of bold designs out there, dramatic patterns, detail, and more. And there was an inkling of the ‘handicraft’ style of how things were made. That was...


  • 3M: The Lead Thread

    3M: The Lead Thread

    Lead Found in Many Thrift Shop Items

    This article on the Consumer Affairs website says that if you think getting a better deal shopping a second-hand stores think again. A recent study suggests that many items youd find in a thrift shop could be hiding dangerous chemicals including lead. read more...


  • Living in Color with Sonu

    Countdown to Brimfield and Color Chats--the NEW Benjamin Moore blog

    Color chats, a new blog from Benjamin Moore is ready to launch, so this will be my last post here at Living in Color. I'm off to hunt and gather and tweet from the Brimfield show, and if all goes according to plan, on September 7 Benjamin Moore will launch the best blog for color www.ColorChats.com We'll have lots to......


  • Masterwork Painting and Restoration

    Kitchen Cabinet Repainting Its (Almost) all about the Prep!

    {summary}It happens often.  We get a call for kitchen cabinet re-painting from someone who recently had their cabinets re-painted by a painting “professional” and the paint has started chipping.  First the door bumper comes off and takes the paint with it, then there is moisture from the boiling pasta or the dishwasher which introduces more evidence of paint adhesion failure, then a door gets a nick and additional paint starts to chip off… It’s a homeowner’s...


  • Involving Color

    Benjamin Moore Gray Huskie

    Well hey there! Long time! It’s been a little while since I have last posted. Been quite busy with this little guy, and also just adjusting to life after maternity leave (I have a full time job in addition to my blog). My brain is overloaded lately, but all in a good way. Now back […]...


  • Pure Home

    How to Coordinate with Color for Spring

    For me spring and summer bring with them a blossoming...


  • My Perfect Color

    My Perfect Color

    Reflections of Blue

    Blue the hue, a coulure as the French say. Color with many interpretations of international nations. Blue a simple color to blunder. What does blue mean Why is the ocean blue Perhaps reflection of earth and sky. As my wise scientist cousin explained. Coulure couture is all around us. As seen in Europe with bright […]...