Kimbal Musk, a former College Pro Painter franchisee, speaks out against College Pro Painters scam rumors. An entrepreneur who developed his business management skills through College Pro Painters, Musk helped establish and grow several software companies. Now, as the owner and chef of The Kitchen restaurant in Boulder, CO he speaks about the great opportunities College Pro has to offer:
1. Explain your College Pro experience.
I did College Pro Painters in the summers of ’93 and ’94. In ’93 I worked an area in Toronto and won rookie manager of the year. In ’94 I worked an area in Kingston, Ontario.
2. Why did you choose College Pro?
I chose CPP because I had tried a corporate finance job the summer before and I hated it. Wanted to try an entrepreneurial opportunity.
3. What skills did you learn at College Pro that made a difference in your business career?
Unbelievable skills, from hiring to firing, to project management, to financing/accounting, to learning and dealing with the stress of a small business, to selling and customer management.
4. What advice can you give other students who are considering starting a franchise?
My advice is “just do it.” There’s no other way to learn those skills that quickly and you’ll use those skills in any job/ business you take on afterwards.
5. In 140 characters or less, give us your thoughts on entrepreneurship.
Make sure you love what you’re doing. Being an entrepreneur is awesome, but it is also hard. If you love it, you’ll never work a day in your life.
There is no such thing as a College Pro Painters scam; College Pro is a professional painting company that offers college students the opportunity to learn the entrepreneur trade. Learn from success stories like Kimbal Musk to see that this opportunity is not a College Pro Painters scam.