Professional Woodworkers Sharing Business Strategies

Old adage rings true: Show me the money

Written by David Getts Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

21_davidgetts_01As craftspeople, we like to think we’re above doing things just for money. Don’t get me wrong, we wouldn’t do what we do if we didn’t get paid. But the whole “taking pride in your workmanship” thing is always present in the mind of most people that work with their hands. I can only speak for myself, but I think the pride reasoning is emphasized more when I’m not making the money I should. When things are clicking along in a positive way on the economic highway, I still take pride in my work, but I’m not over-emphasizing it to make myself feel better about what I do.

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The firing line: Don’t make a rush to judgment

Written by Lloyd R. Manning Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

lloyd_manningIn my many years of business, from time to time it was necessary to get rid of an employee. I found it difficult the first time and equally hard the last.

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Change the perception of yourself

Written by David Getts Monday, 19 May 2014 00:00

21_davidgetts_01Every occupation, gender and nationality has a stereotype. Like it or not, we live in a society that always has and always will judge people based on some preconceived idea.

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Their loss is your gain

Written by John English Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00

john_englishAre your cabinet sales dead?

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Inspiration and ideas are all around you

Written by John English Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

john_english“It’s beautiful,” she said. “But it’s just so ‘samey.’ ”

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