Labeling your containers


The Executive, Branch Manager or Foreman at Collegiate Entrepreneurs for each job shall verify that all incoming containers received for use are clearly labeled to indicate:

• The identity of the contents. (The identity must match the corresponding MSDS and inventory list.)
• Appropriate hazard warnings (including routes of entry and target organs.)
• The name and address of the manufacturer, importer, or responsible party.

The Executive, Branch Manager or Foreman of each area will ensure that all secondary containers (those containers other than the original ones) will be labeled with:

• The identity of the contents. (The identity must match the corresponding MSDS and inventory list.)
• Appropriate hazard warnings (including routes of entry and target organs).

Get your Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) at for products you order from Sherwin Williams. You can Google all others for indentifying. Be sure your workers are safe.

Tick Check


Because we at Collegiate Entrepreneurs work outdoors, continual checks for ticks are very important.

Some Tips:
1) Wear lighter colored clothing
2) Wear long pants and tuck your pants into your socks
3) Wash and dry clothing – ticks can’t survive an hour in a hot dryer
4) Carefully inspect the body and remove any attached ticks
5) Use repellants
A key step in prevention of tick borne illness, especially if you work in the woods or areas with high tick populations, is self inspection and early removal. According to the CDC, early removal of a tick, within 24 hours of attachment, can dramatically reduce the chance of Lyme disease.

Customer Service Tips

Customer Service tips at Collegiate Entrepreneurs 

1. Offer any applicable discounts or second coat pricing. 

2. Keep your attitude positive, professional and in alignment.

3. Be empathetic.

4. Remember any anger or frustration expressed is not personal 

5. Know CE’s policies inside-out, along with the reasoning behind them.  Also have a strong awareness of when you can bend or tweak accordingly, and don't hesitate to seek a supervisor's opinion.

6. Know the customer's limits and what they're sensitive about by listening and asking important, specific questions.

7. Be confident and steadfast.

8.  Remember that excellent customer service brings referrals.


Some more time management tips

Create a strategy. You'll get the most out of your time if you go into it with a strategy in mind. Focus on certain subjects first or spend a little extra time on things that you struggle with. Whatever you do, make sure it works for you and makes the most of your time.

Prioritize. If you've got a number of tasks as we know all of us at Collegiate Entrepreneurs have, focus on the ones that are due the soonest or that will take you the most time first. Once you get those out of the way you'll feel better about concentrating on the others.

Don't wait until the last minute- Resist the urge to procrastinate!  While for most people this is easier said than done, waiting until the last minute to complete a task is not only stressful but it can mean that you get a lot less out of the work that you put in. Give yourself enough leeway with time to ensure you won't have to rush around to get things done.

Watch for Lighting

Never paint when lightning is present.
This is especially true if you’re on an aluminum ladder. These ladders conduct electricity and create a high likelihood of you being struck by lightning during a storm if you’re on one. Fiberglass ladders won't protect you because electricity can arch from the house to you. If you see lightning get down and get under cover.  Collegiate Entrepreneurs wants their workers safe!

Watch for Electrical Wires


Never place a ladder where it could slide into an overhead line. Make sure the distance to the nearest overhead line is at least twice the length of the ladder. Carefully check the location of all overhead wires before using a ladder. Any power line (including the line running from the street to the house) can permit electricity to flow into a piece of metal or other object, such as a wet tree branch, that touches it.  Note: Power lines and phone lines often appear similar. Assume all overhead wires carry electricity. Some overhead power lines are coated to extend the life of the line. The coating is not intended to protect against electrocution. Lower the ladder when carrying or moving it, to avoid touching an overhead wire. If the ladder should start to fall into an overhead line, let it go. Never try to move it.

Sun Safety

Sun Safety at Collegiate Entrepreneurs

How do I protect myself from UV rays?

There are some steps you can take to limit your exposure to UV rays.

Some people think about sun protection only when they spend a day at the lake, beach, or pool. But sun exposure adds up day after day, and it happens every time you are in the sun. "Slip! Slop! Slap!… and Wrap" is a catch phrase that can help you remember the 4 key steps you can take to protect yourself from UV rays:

  • Slip on a shirt.
  • Slop on sunscreen.
  • Slap on a hat.
  • Wrap on sunglasses to protect the eyes and sensitive skin around them.

These steps complement each other, and they provide the best protection when used together.

More tips on time management

Get an early start to your day at Collegiate Entrepreneurs. College students aren't usually known as early bird types, but you can be doing yourself a huge favor by getting up early. You'll have more time during the day which will leave your evenings free to do things you enjoy.

Take charge of your time. At the end of the day, only one person has control over how you spend your time, and that's you. Take charge of your day, get important things done. 

Learn what works for you. Different methods work better for different people. If you're struggling with a certain way you've been studying or working with your team, try something else. You may find it takes you less time and that you get a lot more out of it by making a simple change.

Tips on time management

I will bet that the team at Collegiate Entrepreneurs almost every day, wishes that there were more hours in the day in order to comfortably accomplish the things they set out to do in any given day. And because Iwe cannot get out of most of our duties, our sanity level decreases because we cut back on sleep and other things that our body needs so we can do everything.

So I found a few tips on time management and balancing life as a working college student.  Here are for more...

Write things down. With so much going on it's hard to remember every little thing you have to do -- unless you write it down of course. Get a student planner or a notebook to take down all your important engagements, assignments and more.  Use your smart phone, it is truly very smart!

Set goals. It can be hard to get motivated to study and work in the same day when you don't have a clear goal in mind. Set a goal of how much you want to get done and try your best to meet it.

Know what's important to you. Everyone has a different idea of what they want to take out of the day.  Figure out what things are most important to you and concentrate the bulk of your energies on those.