Important mistakes to avoid when starting a painting business

All businesses will experience their ups and downs and as business owners who are getting into a venture for the first time, it’s important to know what kind of mistakes you can avoid, saving you precious amounts of time, effort and money. These mistakes can often be related to a decision that you didn’t take, or a habit change was simply required. Regardless, here are some important mistakes to avoid when starting a painting business.

Visiting a paint shop multiple times

If you want to establish yourself as a known painting extraordinaire like Maler, then efficiency is going to be key in getting this done. Unfortunately, you can’t expect to be efficient if you’re going to be visiting the paint shop multiple times a day just to finish off one job. One doesn’t realize how hectic this process can be and there are times when service is extremely slow, resulting in more time getting wasted.

If you want to get things done quickly, you can either grab the contact number of your closest paint store or call up a store owner that you believe is a reliable chap and will give you a fair deal. Of course, this isn’t going to happen all in one day, meaning that you’ll actually have to drive down to the location at least once, do some price checking and comparisons at various stores, inspect the body language of the store owners and how they deal with customers. Once you’re satisfied with one or multiple stores, you’re free to pick up stuff from them in the future too.

Not spending the right amount of time finding reliable people

When talking to a fair number of people, you’ll continue to engage in some similar conversations, with one of them being that there’s no decent help out there. It’s honestly very easy to sit behind this excuse, but that’s actually not true. If you don’t want to do everything yourself and want to delegate the job to a painting staff so that you’re able to focus more on things that matter, such as growing your business, you’ll have to find the time to recruit reliable painters.

Sure, it isn’t going to take a single day or a couple of days. It might even take a week. Also, there’s no telling that this honest and skilled painter will want to work with you if he finds your offer severely discouraging or if he’s already hired by someone. Stuff like this will take a while, so continue grinding, and continue searching. Eventually, you’ll form your dream team.

Focusing on painting and not growing your business

If you’re going to be busy painting all day, you’ll definitely be able to make money out of it, but are you really focusing on your business? No, you’re not. That’s why we mentioned above that if you plan on taking your painting business to the next level, it’s important that you allocate small-time projects to people that you hire so that you’re able to focus on small marketing campaigns that will allow more people to get to know about your reliable painting business. With lots of people leveraging social media to reach more customers, you can also do the same with your painting venture. Will you start today? Think about it.

Brett Sartorial

Brett is a business journalist with a focus on corporate strategy and leadership. With over 15 years of experience covering the corporate world, Brett has a reputation for being a knowledgeable, analytical and insightful journalist. He has a deep understanding of the business strategies and leadership principles that drive the world's most successful companies, and is able to explain them in a clear and compelling way. Throughout his career, Brett has interviewed some of the most influential business leaders and has covered major business events such as the World Economic Forum and the Davos. He is also a regular contributor to leading business publications and has won several awards for his work.