Professional Woodworkers Sharing Business Strategies

Write off solid-surface materials? No way, not yet

Written by Andrew Glantz Monday, 12 September 2016 00:00

glantz1The kitchen and bath industry continues to move forward with new high-end materials for countertops and trim. The old stand-by, once the go-to finish, is relegated to the sidelines.

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For woodworkers, juggling is an underrated skill

Written by David Getts Monday, 15 August 2016 00:00

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When I started my first business, the primary goal was simply to generate a job — any job. Landing a commission that lasted a full week was considered a huge victory.

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Chain of events leads to a new table saw setup

Written by Andrew Glantz Monday, 13 June 2016 00:00

For those of us working in small shops like garages and sheds, the problems of mobility, accuracy and utility are aspects that we struggle with every day. Each machine has to earn its keep, provide an important and integral function and be stored out of the way.

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Are you taking care of the ‘whole man’ as a boss?

Written by David Getts Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00

21_davidgetts_01When asked how to improve the output of their employees, most managers will think first about better skill training. Although that is a viable part of the equation, it is just a single component in achieving the desired result.

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Time to maximize deductions

Written by Mark W. Battersby Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00

13_mark_battersbyOnce again, lawmakers waited until late in the year to pass another tax extenders bill, this time called the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, and retroactively extending quite a few tax-saving provisions. While many of those extended provisions are quite narrow in scope, such as those for film and theater producers, NASCAR racetrack owners, racehorse owners and rum producers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, there are many others that will benefit woodshops and their owners.

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