Professional Woodworkers Sharing Business Strategies
Written by David Getts Monday, 15 July 2013 00:00
We have all experienced a classroom setting with an instructor that does not know when to shut up. Although most speakers are well-intentioned, without a sense of audience reception information can be quickly lost.
Written by John English Monday, 17 June 2013 00:00
Every industry has its share of professional organizations and the woodworking industry is no exception. Is it worth joining one?
Written by David Getts Monday, 20 May 2013 00:00
You are probably familiar with the saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none.” This refers to someone who is adequate at performing many tasks, but not an expert in anything. There’s nothing wrong with being that way, but it does limit how far you can go in a specialized profession.
Written by Lloyd R. Manning Monday, 15 April 2013 00:00
For many woodworking shop owners, the enthusiasm that propelled them for many years is not what it once was. Age has taken its toll. You could be thinking that perhaps it is time to move on or sell out and gallop off into the sunset. However, often that creates a problem. Finding a buyer who is ready, willing and has the wherewithal to do so is seldom easy. Obtaining what could be considered a fair price with equitable terms could prove still more difficult.
Written by Mark E. Battersby Monday, 18 March 2013 00:00
The so-called “fiscal cliff” tax package recently signed into law renewed more than 50 temporary tax breaks through 2013, saving individuals and businesses an estimated $76 billion. On the downside, employees are already finding less in their paychecks because the American Taxpayer Relief Act did not extend the payroll tax holiday that had reduced Social Security payroll deductions from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent on earned income up to the Social Security wage base ($113,700 for 2013). It is a similar story for the self-employed worker.
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