By: Patricia Seaton – 5 year College Pro Entrepreneur
Over the course of five summers running a College Pro franchise, I’ve hired, trained and lead my fair share of painters. Here are a few lessons I learned over the years:
Set appropriate expectations from the beginning: This can be challenging in your first year as an entrepreneur since you are hiring your own employees for the first time EVER, to do a job you’ve never actually done yourself. This was definitely a ‘trial by error’ experience for me where my skill at leading at team of painters only improved by making mistakes. Dealing with painter turnover helped me discover the important what-not-to-do-next-time’s and put these items into action.