As an owner of a College Pro Painters Franchise, I was able to create jobs for students this past summer. Not only was it one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, but it also it taught me how to deal with employees and offer the best service possible.
There are countless jobs for students out there today. Many, however, don’t add much value to a student’s future. College painters are a small slice of the student body who are driven with a desire to learn how to operate a business, by actually doing it! With your/our community’s support we are encouraging the next generation to get up and do something substantial with their lives. It is not just another generic job for students.
By: Matt Xhignesse
Jumping into the business world is no easy feat. It takes courage, hard work, and a little bit of luck. College Pro Painters offers a program that can help you develop in ways that you could not possibly have imagined before working as a franchisee or painter. College Pro success stories are varying in scope – some people get a little, some people get a lot, but nobody leaves without learning something fantastic for themselves.
By: Matt Xhignesse, College Pro Franchisee
You can look at exterior house painting in a couple of ways – as a tedious chore that you dread, or as an opportunity to simultaneously get outside, get a good workout, and make your home look pretty good in the process. The latter perspective is how College Pro chooses to look at the painting business, and it has proven a successful philosophy on exterior work. College Pro Painters have a lot of valuable experience with different paint projects. Here are some helpful tips if you want to make your own painting experience fun, efficient, and, most of all, look good!
By: Matt Xhignesse
College Pro Painters offers a fantastic opportunity for you to get right into the business world. A student’s success in this domain is based on the way that you carry out your day. It is a very busy life – you’re not just going to be coasting, you’ll be working hard. That is not to say that College Pro Painters is all about making life miserable. Rather, it is about helping you learn to balance your work life and personal life, ensuring that you’re healthy and productive on all sides. And when you’ve got it right, it’s a pretty fine deal. So here’s a little “student success guide,” to show you how the College Pro Painters life can work out.
By: Linda Strong
To most of us, our home is the largest and single most important investment of our lives. College Pro Painters recognizes this, as you will find should you enlist the services of your local College Pro Painters franchise owner.
When choosing a color for the exterior of your home, keep with the simple rules of color. Dark colors on exterior walls will minimize and lighter colors will give the appearance of larger.
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Exterior House Painting – Myriad of Color Questions
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Most of us don’t paint the exterior of our homes every year or two, and we live with our color choices for a fairly long time. College Pro Painters understands this and their franchisees would be pleased to assist you with the tools to make your color selection, as a part of the College Pro Painters experience.
Some of us are quite content to simply keep the same color each time we have the exterior of our home painted. However, for the adventurous homeowner, there are a tremendous amount of color options. When we talk about color, we not only think about the exterior walls of our home, but the full package, including the trim, main door, garage door(s), and railings.
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Tips from College Pro Painters: Exterior House Painting – Color Choices & Mood
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Brandon Hyland with happy customer, Sonia
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Brandon is a 4th year College Pro Painters franchise manager. He describes himself as determined, persistent, and confident. Brandon says the benefits of running a franchise as a student are: personal growth, confidence building, and increased social skills. He says the best part of his job is being his own boss and making all his own decisions, but it is challenging to keep his employees motivated.
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4th Year College Pro Painters Franchisee – Brandon Hyland
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By: Kristy Neiboer – Media & Marketing Intern, College Pro
I have just finished my third year in economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. I am hoping to graduate next year with a minor in business, and my goal is to pursue a career in marketing or human resources. For my summer job this year, I was hired as a Social Media and Marketing intern at College Pro. I am one of only a few individuals in the office who have not worked for College Pro in the past, and therefore had no idea what to expect. This blog will be a series of articles in which I can share my experience, from a newcomer’s point of view.
Ask the typical 19-22 year old what he/she wants to be doing 10 years down the road and the answer you usually get is something along the lines of: “I want to be running my own <insert the type> business and I want to be very successful”. While this is just a dream for most, it will become a reality for 1% of those out there with the guts and drive to set themselves up to make it happen.
Give a man a fish he eats for a day, teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime. At College Pro Painters we look for students who are the type who want to learn how to “fish”; students who are hungry for success. Success does not come easy in anything, but there are many ways to achieve success within the College Pro Painters supportive environment. To our hundreds of student managers across North America, success comes in varying forms.