EP55: Drumming Up Your First Leads When Starting a Painting Company From Scratch
In this episode of the DYB podcast, Steve, Ron, Scott and April talk about how to start a painting business from scratch. The DYB team shares their backgrounds on how they started and what prompted them to do so, providing some insights on starting the business.
The team also dissects the necessary attitude and mindset in building up the business rooted on being hardworking, frugal and positive. They discuss practical ideas on how to go through the uncomfortable phases as an entrepreneur and share perspectives on the essential aspects such as business visibility, social media utilization, following up on the work, and setting up a business strategy not just to start but keep the business going successfully.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- How to start a painting business from scratch
- The necessary attitude and mindset required to grow the business
- How to navigate uncomfortable business phases
- Protecting your mindset from negativity
- How to set up a business strategy that will keep your business going successfully
“Most of us start as tradesmen, we learn the trade first and we learn how to paint first.”
“It’s about thinking through the process and spending just a little time making some lists, getting some advice and doing it right from the scratch when you can.”
“We have to embrace a growth mindset rather than a fixed mindset.”
“We don’t say ‘how’s the job going?’, we’d say ‘how’s the customer experience?’”
“All of the activity is critical, together as an aggregate it’s what makes you successful and gets people to call you.”
3:06 Steve and friends share how they started their businesses
9:51 Networking and looking sharp
12:03 Looking at the corporate structure and business visibility
16:08 Friends and family referrals
20:16 Closing deals and following up
37:47 Protecting one’s mindset from negativity
41:27 Knowing the numbers and setting a budget
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