So you've completed your apprenticeship. Well done!
Being a good painter doesn't automatically mean you will make lots of money. Business skills are skills not often taught during an apprenticeship.
To help you learn to establish and run a successful business we've created an on-line mentoring and coaching program for painters based in the U.K. Topics covered include:
One of the most important things you can do to establish a successful business is to specialise in a particular aspect of painting. This means further study and practice in advanced skills.
Our advanced skills training includes the following topics:
Barry Mason is one of the painting world's best known educators. Barry Mason has taught well over 200 students at college, some have gone on to run their own successful companies and others are working all over the world. He has over 32 years experience, and studied at Shrewsbury College in Shropshire where he gained an Advanced Craft City & Guilds in painting and decorating after completing a 3 year apprenticeship.
He holds a A1 Assessor award and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Glyndwr University.
Meet Barry in this sample lesson: