Ask A Painter
A collection of Nick Slavik's most popular Ask A Painter episodes by season.
Recap of Steps to Professionalization Series
In this episode of Ask a Painter, Nick will recap the Professionalization mini-series. He covered industry-related topics and shared insights on succeeding those throughout the series:
AAP 345: SOPs
AAP 346: Cabinets
AAP 347: Estimating
AAP 348: Marketing
AAP 350: Deliverables/Standards
Team Development Strategy
In this episode of Ask a Painter, Nick shows what REALLY makes a world-class team in this show!
The value and benefits of team-building activities are widely recognized by company owners. Businesses that prioritize these tasks get a variety of advantages, including increased output, improved com...
What happens after Job Costing? Good Leaders use goal tracking to detect patterns and make data-based decisions to improve their businesses!
If you'd like the resources from this show and my 'Steps to Professionalization' document email me [email protected] and mention this topic and show nu...
Closing speech at PCA EXPO
One of my duties is to communicate a vision for the 140-year-old organization. I do that here, as well as make my big ‘ask’ of the master craftspeople and trades entrepreneurs in our industry.
I think I’ve only done 2 of these ‘not live’ shows in the past 6 years. This short video is that impor...
Understanding Job Costing
Job Costing is arguably the secret to running any successful business. Find out why in this show!
Nick outlines three elements of Job costing:
-Tracking materials and labor.
-Critical to solving all of the common problems.
Watch the full episode to learn in-depth.
If you'd ...
Industry Standards and Deliverables
In this episode of Ask a Painter, Nick Slavik addresses the must-have standards and deliverables for the painting business:
-Competency/Metric based pay scale
-GSR: Goal setting & review Process
-Employment Standards / Handbook
Furthermore, nick ...
Takeover with the Legends
In this episode, Nick Slavik hosts a special show from Minnesota at the Retreat with Nick Slavik Ask. This Retreat brings together the most significant public intellectuals in the sector to engage in thought leadership activities, strategies, and experiences in order to get fresh perspectives on ...
Marketing for Contractors
In this episode of Ask a Pinter, Nick Slavik discusses marketing. If you want to develop your customer base and scale your organization, your marketing activities must be at the center of your business strategy.
The most critical component of any direct marketing effort is knowing your audience....
A Guide to Project Estimating
In this episode of Ask a Pinter, Nick Slavik is back with yet another Mastering the basics- Estimating show.
The appropriate pricing estimate will allow you to differentiate yourself from other painting firms by presenting your services to clients in a competitive and expert manner.
Cabinetry and Trim Work Process
In this episode of Ask a Painter, Nick Slavik takes us through his thorough process of Cabinet and Trim Work process.
Flooring and cabinets are frequently put in at the same time. The same as with flooring, installing cabinets after the painting is crucial. This step covers everything from kitch...
Steps to Professionalization
In this episode of Ask a painter, Nick Slavik discusses 'Mastering the Basics: SOP"s this is 3 part mini master class series, which is released weekly on how to professionalize your business.
First show of the year, here Nick shares his thoughts on what makes any business successful. Having a p...
2023 Scheduling Strategy
In this episode of Ask a Painter, Nick Slavik talks about different topics from marketing to planning and strategizing business for 2023.
All shows at 8 am CST
7 Jan: SOPs
14 Jan: Estimating
21 Jan: Marketing
28 Jan: Deliverables/Standards
4 Feb: Job Costing
11 Feb: Goal Tracking
18 Feb: Team D...