University First Class Painters (UFCP) has been producing successful student managers for over 35 years. In this time, we have learned that the following characteristics are common among our most successful Student Managers:
Our best student managers are confident in their ability, and, quite simply, they know what they want and will work to achieve their goals through learning.
Our management system is successful because we have a time-tested business model that works. Student managers that adhere to our system and follow our guidance are the most successful in the long run.
Hard work is the cornerstone of success for any business owner. A successful student manager will be willing to put their business in front of vacations, time off, and downtime. They know that putting the hard work in now will mean reaping the benefits later.
Successful student managers know that they are responsible for all aspects of their business. They know that it is important to control all aspects of business decisions, responsibilities, and difficulties.
Good communication is a crucial element in running a business. From clients to employees, successful Student Managers will conduct themselves in a way that effectively communicates and garners respect.
University First Class Painters focuses on providing our student managers with an excellent support system of knowledgeable staff. From our Head Office staff to our Regional and District Managers, we encourage you to seek help whenever it is required.
In the face of adversity, successful student managers will find ways to improve and show positivity. They know that every setback is no more than an opportunity for growth and learning.
Understanding and keeping on top of current wage and material numbers and providing thorough and precise estimates are essential for success.
Successful managers know that the treatment of their staff must be fair yet demanding. It is essential that you hire the right people and dismiss any staff members who are not working for your team. To earn respect, you and your staff must be able to do their job well while ensuring you, your clients, and staff are satisfied.
Being confident in their abilities and resourceful in the face of challenges are key qualities in our top student managers. Both clients and employees are inclined to recognize a ‘can-do’ attitude in a person. It helps them gain confidence in their student manager.
UFCP is a close-knit group of young professionals. Student managers find that it is helpful to discuss work-related problems with other student managers. Other managers can fully understand the type of difficult decision-making involved in being a business owner. They can give great advice on problems they may have already faced. Our best managers are those who embrace a sense of solidarity.
Successful managers understand the importance of marketing to any business. Active marketing is essential to the growth and success of their business. They will tailor a marketing plan to fit their needs and ensure that the marking plan is strictly followed.
Given that our line of business is seasonal (4-6 months). Student managers must understand the rapidity in which they will establish and begin working on their business.
It is important to note that the list above is not all-inclusive, but rather a guide to the traits we are looking for in our student managers. UFCP is happy to help you improve upon any business skills that you would like to develop.