Whether you plan to go it alone or build a team, this book takes you through all phases of setting up and running a thriving home-based house painting business, from estimating start-up costs to finding customers. Each chapter provides tips that make "cents," stories from the trenches, and advice around the paint bucket. Learn all about writing a business plan, keeping track of expenses, networking, and expanding your own home-based house painting business. Look for useful charts and worksheets throughout the book, including:Start-Up Expenses and Capital WorksheetSales Forecasts and Cash Flow ProjectionsSample Estimate WorksheetSample Bid and InvoiceWhat to Take on a Job Checklist
About the Author
Author divides her time between Oklahoma City, OK and Estes Park, CO Deborah Bouziden has been the co-partner of her husband's painting business for over 40 years. She began writing and publishing magazine articles in 1985. She has published hundreds of articles, which have appeared in numerous magazines such as Writer's Digest, Woman's Day, The Writer, Personal Journaling, Byline, Lady's Circle, ParentLife, OKC Business, and many others. Bouziden has spoken and held writing workshops throughout the southwest for the Taos Institute of Art, Southwest Writers, National Association of Women Writers, Oklahoma Writers' Federation, and others. She has written and collaborated on numerous books, and is the author of our own Oklahoma Off the Beaten Path and Insider's Guide to Oklahoma City.