Advanced Shop Talk (AST)
Annual 2-Day conference for all residential painting companies looking to stay in the know and ahead of the game. Come with an open mind and leave with both the tools and the inspiration to take your business to the next level.
The Painter’s Rag Newsletter
A quarterly newsletter for members by members. Forum member and sponsor contributions make this newsletter a valuable tool in keeping up with our ever-changing industry. From product recommendations, to marketing ideas, to personal tales from the trenches, this newsletter covers it all and then some.
A quick hit with a potent return. A “mini Painter’s Rag”, the monthly e-news is filled with quick tips, tricks, and information about upcoming events of interest. You do not have to be a member to receive the monthly e-news, so be sure sign up before leaving the site.
Advanced Shop Talk Groups
“4 weeks to a better business” – Held in the spring and fall, this 4-week teleconference covers all aspects of the business. In a small group of non-competing peers, you will discuss topics such as Leadership, Branding, Marketing, Selling, and Resource Management. Weekly goal setting helps to keep everyone on task and ensures some forward progress by the end of the series.
Business Systems Manual
No need to re-invent the wheel. Here you will find an array of systems, procedures, and forms to help you streamline and organize your business. This manual is updated regularly so if you have forms to share, please forward them to Tony Kozak.
Questions and Answers
Do I have to belong to National PDCA in order to be a member of the PDCA Residential Forum?
Yes, membership in National PDCA is required and verified before your Forum membership is activated.
Is the business Systems Workbook ever updated?
Yes, it is updated annually and members are mailed the updated version. Every year, members of the PDCA Residential Forum submit new and revised forms that go into the update. The Business Systems Workbook provides many varied resources. One simple use can pay for your membership many times. Update is sent out on CD-ROM.
What is the Painter’s Rag?
It is the Forum’s quarterly newsletter. This newsletter provides members and subscribers with a quick hit, big bang for the buck business and life resource.
Besides AST, are there other Residential Forum Programs?
Yes, we always present Education Sessions at PDCA’s annual convention, Painting and Decorating EXPO.