EP18: Matt Jansen Shares of The Importance in Giving Back to Your Community When Building Your Brand


In this episode of DYB Podcast, Steve interviews Matt Jansen, owner/operator of Matt the Painter.

Matt talks about the different ways he has grown his company over the years including the culture of his workplace, the tech he implements throughout, and the ways he helps keep his community thriving through giving back.


-Why Matt gives back to his community, and why you should too.
-Why always taking more care of your current clients pays dividends.
-How Matt has gone about delegating portions of his business.



“You always have to be out there to make your business a success.”

“I love to give back to our community because we’re small businesses all community-made.”

“There’s enough stress with running the biz and trying to make payroll, but if you can have a strong financial reserve that alleviates the financial pressures, […] that’ll be a big thing you can take off your plate.”

“You can’t delegate all those things that are difficult when you see other people doing it.”

“Right now, I’m taking good care of our existing clients. […] Staying in touch is big.”


02:51 How Matt tried to take different routes in his career, but ended up doing what he knew best

11:00 The methodology Matt used to grow his business

15:32 Matt’s choice to use employees to control his company’s culture

32:00 How Matt gives back to the community through Paint-It Forward

36:25 The tech and books that Matt utilizes to run a successful company




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About the Author

As a newly single father of two from MI, he struggled to start over as a paint contractor in FL, going door to door. His situation was so bad, even the IRS had mercy on him.

 Feeling completely hopeless, he remembered the story of King Solomon praying for wisdom. Could it be so easy? 

He felt he had absolutely nothing to lose. So, as a bankrupt, divorced, high school dropout, single father of 2 young kids, now living 1250 miles away from all friends and family, started to pray for wisdom.
 And while he continues to wait for the wisdom to arrive, what did come was an insatiable desire to learn and read books… 
Thanks to God for giving him the burning passion to read books, and attend seminars, (oh and winning the wife lottery) he not only cracks the success code and overcomes the struggle, but also streamlines his painting business in less than 3 years, published a how to book, then sold the company. Now he leads a business coaching company for painting contractors so he can help other businesses, like yours, to do the same. Hear more... http://www.DYBCoach.com/01 Or JoinDYB.com