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Sales

9 Ways to Generate Leads in the Slow Season

If you’re like most painting business owners or sales representatives, you’re feeling the stress that comes from a perceived lack of control about bringing in work in the “slow season.” Here are 9 key things you can start doing to generate more business today.

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Estimating

Top Painting Companies Don’t Guess on Pricing

When asked to estimate a painting project, do you have a solid system you use each time? Or are you mostly “guessing” based on past experiences? If you’re in the camp of mostly guessing, you’re not alone! There is a solution, however, and it’s called…

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How to estimate painting jobs with confidence.

Learn everything you need to know about the “time-based method.”

Pricing painting projects accurately and fairly is an incredibly time-consuming and difficult task for business owners. You have to calculate price quantities, space, cost of labour, the time it will take to complete a project in more.

Time-based methods of estimation, however, cut straight through that.

We’ve put together a completely free guide to help you understand how time-based estimation works, and how you can apply it in your business today to start increasing your profits and significantly reducing your busywork.

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You’ve grown your business considerably over the years, but you’re still doing everything — from sales, follow-ups, and marketing to customer service, estimations, and payroll.

KEY BENEFITS FOR BUSY ENTREPRENEURS

Get more work done quicker.

PaintScout helps you close deals in minutes (not hours), providing laser-sharp estimates on the spot.

Establish a pricing system to help you grow.

Our software allows you to establish a streamlined system to price your jobs, so you can focus on growing the business.

Get consistent (and profitable) results.

Designed to consistently deliver a profitable result—helping your team deliver accurate estimates, close more deals, and build your brand.

You’re either working on your own or with a small team, all while going through the challenges of growing a business (like knowing the going production rates or how to determine a profitable hourly rate).

KEY BENEFITS FOR
NEW BUSINESS OWNERS

Become a business owner, not just a painter.

Go from painter to business owner, with a streamlined system to price more jobs, get more clients and build a brand people remember.

Stand out from your competition.

Get a cut above your competition early, with an automated system that sends customized proposals, follows up with clients, and closes deals.

Show your market who you really are.

Let PaintScout help you bring your service to more clients, so you can show your ideal clients that you are the contractor they need.

You’re an experienced business owner who spends your days speaking to department heads, expanding your team, performing estimates, and making sales and follow-up calls.

KEY BENEFITS FOR
ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES

Create systems to make business easier.

PaintScout helps you streamline the sales and estimation process, allowing you to focus on what matters most.

Build a reliable team you can trust.

Your team can send proposals and close deals in minutes — meaning you can ensure they’re able to carry the business forward.

Never stress about the ‘day-to-day’.

PaintScout helps you as a business owner focus on the big picture, with our proprietary estimation system taking care of everyday tasks.