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Is ‘Nextdoor’ the goldmine you’ve never heard about?

If you haven’t already noticed, there is a new social media app on the scene. (Yeah…another one) It’s called ‘Nextdoor’ and this one is different. It’s different because I believe it could be massive for painters & decorators. The ‘About’ page on Nextdoor says: Nextdoor connects neighbours to each other — and to everything nearby:Continue reading “Is ‘Nextdoor’ the goldmine you’ve never heard about?”

Should you be charging for quotes?

Today I watched a debate on the ‘On the tools’ Facebook page about whether trades should charge for quotes, and after weighing up the arguments, I think it’s definitely something decorators should be considering. I’ll start by going through a couple of ways I think it could be done, and the advantages of doing it.Continue reading “Should you be charging for quotes?”

Playing the long game…how to DOUBLE your income and protect your business

If you increased your prices by 5% how many of your customers do you think you’d lose? None? One? Two? Half a dozen? Not all of them I’m sure. Next question, do you think you could replace these few customers with new ones who would pay 5% more? I’ll assume the answer is yes. So,Continue reading “Playing the long game…how to DOUBLE your income and protect your business”

How much should you pay for a painter & decorator?

As the saying goes, ‘if you think it’s expensive to hire professional, wait until you hire an amateur.’ That said, when hiring a professional, it is important to understand WHY you are paying more. Here are just some of the reasons you should ALWAYS hire a professional decorator and how much you can expect toContinue reading “How much should you pay for a painter & decorator?”

5 signs you NEED to improve your marketing

Working too many hours ‘Up the Sunday workers!’ you cry…or ’12 hour days for me this week’ you proudly state on social media. If you genuinely love working long hours and 7 days a week then go for it. Congratulations in fact. If, however, you wish you didn’t have to do it. If, you wishContinue reading “5 signs you NEED to improve your marketing”

7 secret tricks to save you £££ when hiring a Painter & Decorator

Thinking about hiring a decorator? These 7 simple tricks can save you some serious money! 1. Let the decorator choose the paint That’s right, it will actually save you money to let the decorator pick the paint. Most people think they are being clever and saving money by getting the materials themselves, but this usuallyContinue reading “7 secret tricks to save you £££ when hiring a Painter & Decorator”

Psst! Decorators…’Word of mouth’ is not a good business plan

Word of mouth business is often talked about as the pinnacle of business. People wear it like a badge of honour. ‘All my business comes from word of mouth’ they say. Now let me be clear, I think good ‘word of mouth’ is a positive thing for any business. However, as a marketing strategy, itContinue reading “Psst! Decorators…’Word of mouth’ is not a good business plan”

7 things you didn’t know your decorator could do…that will save you money

Kitchen cabinet repainting Buying a brand new kitchen and having it fitted is not only very expense, but it can also cause a lot of disruption to your home. Asking your decorator to repaint it can be a much better option. Repainting a kitchen is far less expensive than replacing one. And often your decoratorContinue reading “7 things you didn’t know your decorator could do…that will save you money”