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Apr 7, 2020

John Cole owns B&K Painting in Boise, ID. He started his career at B&K in his early 20s, spent some formative years alongside Chris Berry during the Idaho Painter YouTube heyday, and John and his wife actually bought B&K from Chris in 2019. John is a super thoughtful and wise young tradesman, definitely some one to...


Apr 3, 2020

The shed sessions continue! This episode is an extremely deep dive into the singular task of setting up a payroll system that includes Pay-As-You-Go Workers' Compensation. This is the singular resource I would have loved to have as I did it last year. If you're not interested in this very specific thing, this will...


Apr 2, 2020

Consider this my initial response to COVID and my best take on this new reality and my place within it. I think this one could be especially useful to the solo operators or small shops, but I hope that everyone can pull some value from this wide ranging monologue.

I decided to do something different - I wrote a rough...


Feb 23, 2020

Nick Slavik owns Nick Slavik Painting and Restoration in New Prague, MN, hosts a weekly Ask-A-Painter show on Facebook that I'd liken to This Old House, and presents masters classes at trade shows and conferences. I forgot to ask if he ever sleeps. 

I kicked off this series with Episode 5, The Craftsmanship Trap,  and...


Feb 23, 2020

Owner of Walls by Design in Denver, CO, producer of The Business Brush podcast, and organizer of the Crank conference Nick May joins today. 

I kicked off this series with Episode 5, the Craftsmanship Trap, and  that episode explored this push and pull between craft and process. Nick May is heavy into process, perhaps...