Doug Bates, founder and owner of Bates Painting Company, shares lessons from his incredible 42-year journey growing his business. An artist at heart, Doug shares why he only hires artists as his painters, and the impact he believes that has on the quality of their work and on his business. Doug discusses some of the biggest mistakes he has made in his 42-year journey, and how younger entrepreneurs can avoid some of these costly errors.
- Mistakes to avoid, learned by Doug through the "School of hard knocks"
- How to leverage your current employees to grow your painting business
- The flywheel effect of growth, and why it's so powerful
- The difference between running a painting company, and being a painter