Tools to Build Your Business
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You’re doing the hard work, day in and day out, keeping existing customers happy, generating referrals, advertising your business, managing a crew, and purchasing product. It’s not easy, but you don't have to do it alone. You have found your greatest ally, and we’ve barely had our introductions.

No matter the reason you are here, PDCA has the tools to help you build your business.

Build Your Skills

PDCA has built a chest of tools to help you build a better business. We make the assumption you aren’t here looking for a "How-to" on painting. You are here to see if there really is a secret to working smarter and not harder. That’s where PDCA excels!

Contractor College

Contractor College is PDCA’s platform for you to access our ever-growing list of videos, recorded webinars, live business and technical training, and podcasts. Contractor College also allows you to track the courses and videos you’ve completed during your membership.

Check out the Contractor College page for more information.

Member to Leader Tracks©

Member to Leader Tracks are customized pathways through PDCA, designed to help you get the tools you need. You come in as a MEMBER, and we help equip you as a LEADER in your market, your community, and (for those interested) in PDCA. 

Check out the Member-To-Leader page for more information.

Build Your Business

Industry Standards

PDCA literally wrote the book on painting standards. As a member you will have access to the definition of each standard, and the ‘Standards Guide’ which outlines how to implement standards on your jobs. Everything from Industry Term Definitions to procedures on finishing Shop Primed materials are covered.

Learn more about Industry Standards and gain access here.

findapainter.com

Findapainter.com provides you another opportunity to grab the attention of your favorite people - property owners. Display your company logo and link to your own website.  With an SEO optimized page and detailed information you provide, customers can request information and quotes when they find you on findapainter.com.

Other Business Tools

PDCA offers a number of other tools you can use to help build business. These tools include:

  • Use of PDCA member logos (digital member logo received upon completion of Foundations of the New Member Track)
  • Press Release Program
  • HR Consulting Services through SESCO

Build Your Network

PDCA National

With more than 130 years under our belt, we’ll facilitate connecting you with thousands of other Contractor Members. Becoming a National Contractor Member opens the door to participation in as many as seven different levels of PDCA. Tools such as Contractor College, Member to Leader, Industry Standards, and other National Benefits are all yours  as a National Contractor Member.

PDCA Councils and Chapters

Depending on the state and city where you live, PDCA also operates Councils and Chapters. These regional and local networks help you meet other contractors near you. No one will know the boom and bust of your market better than those around you. Attend regional education sessions, expos, and more, while staying close to home. The Council and Chapter dues vary depending on where you live; click here to learn more.

Forums

If you like getting specific, then a PDCA Forum may be exactly what you need.  Commercial, Craftsmanship, and Residential Forums each provide additional support and networking for market segments in the industry.

Are you a tenacious painting contractor, and happen to be a woman too? We’ve got that covered! Professional Women in Painting provides opportunities to meet and network with other woman painting contractors.

Learn more about PDCA Forums here.

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