Eric Barstow is the founder of Painting Business Pro, and is a certified painting and contracting expert. Even before his business took off, he had already been sharing his knowledge, training and mentoring college students to prepare them for a successful career in the future. With nearly a decade of experience in entrepreneurship, he is now a leading figure in the paint industry.

In this episode, we talked about painting, contracting, entrepreneurship…

Show notes

  • Introducing Eric Barstow. [1:17]
  • Eric’s goals, and what he has been up to in the last ten years. [2:31]
  • The value of loyalty and keeping a great team of people. [8:12]
  • Why you should invest in your employees. [10:19]
  • Why lead generation and delivering excellent service should go hand in hand. [14:10]
  • The cost of lead generation—and why it’s worth it. [18:45]
  • The subject of cost-cutting, and why you shouldn’t be chasing top line revenue over bottom line revenue. [27:40]
  • Helpful advice for early-career home service entrepreneurs. [33:51]
  • How establishing a reward system and incentivizing reviews can boost employee performance. [40:32]
  • Focusing on delivering an 11/10 service experience. [46:07]
  • The importance of having the right systems in place. [51:17]
  • More information on Eric’s training strategy. [57:45]
  • How to form the right team to take you to success. [1:03:50]
  • Three books on Eric’s reading list. [1:05:01]
  • How to get more information about Eric. [1:10:10]
  • Eric’s most important piece of advice to home service business owners. [1:13:04]

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