J. Stevens Painting owner Jeff Stevens took a few minutes out of his busy day to talk to us about his Atlanta, GA painting business. Jeff shared some solid advice for anyone considering starting a small business.
How would you describe your business to a potential customer?
Jeff Stevens: We are a full service interior and exterior painting company.
At this point, are you where you thought you would be as a business owner?
Jeff Stevens: We are always going to periodically see the painting business evolve. I’m happy with our position in the industry right now.
What has the biggest surprise been in running your own company?
Jeff Stevens: The biggest surprise to me after starting my own company was the feeling of accomplishment you get from satisfied customers.
Let’s talk frustration. Is there anything especially frustrating for you in running your own business?
Jeff Stevens: I find it frustrating when our suppliers make mistakes. Every so often they seem to send out the wrong colors.
What do you see happening with your business in the near future?
Jeff Stevens: I’m hoping to grow my company a little further over the next one to five years.
As a small business owner, what kind of advice would you give to someone who may be thinking about starting their own company?
Jeff Stevens: My best advice for someone looking to start their own business is always do what you say you are going to do and that alone will eliminate many problems.
How have technology and the internet changed how you market J. Stevens Painting?
Jeff Stevens: When I first started out we did mostly mail outs, flyers and print ads. We have shifted to mostly internet ads now.
Lastly, how would you describe your overall management style?
Jeff Stevens: I prefer a coaching type of management style.
J. Stevens Painting has providing outstanding service to its customers in and around the city of Atlanta, Georgia for 17 years. Those interested in learning more about the interior and exterior painting services that this company offers are welcome to visit online at www.jstevenspainting.com Great references here.