Professional Woodworkers Sharing Business Strategies
Written by Keith Neer Monday, 19 March 2012 00:00
I spent most of my professional career as a scientist where linear thinking (“A” leads to “B” leads to “C,” etc.) was a way of life and strongly encouraged. Looking back, I’m sure this thought process is what drew me to woodworking; buy the wood, plane the wood, join the wood, finish the wood, etc.
Written by Fred Malone Monday, 13 February 2012 00:00
There is a little-known provision in the Internal Revenue Code that can save sole proprietors thousands of dollars in taxes every year simply by hiring their children.
Written by Davis M. Woodruff Monday, 16 January 2012 00:00
Our industry has experienced a tough couple of years. It is more important than ever to identify, measure and improve the variables that affect your bottom line. It has been said, “If you don’t measure it, why do it?” In many businesses, factors that are critical to success are not identified or measured.
Written by Dan Leiss Monday, 12 December 2011 00:00
Selecting an air compressor seems so simple. All you have to figure out is how much air you need and decide how much you want to spend, right? But then you start delving into it and find all sorts of matters you have to decide on. And it seems you can’t decide on one without first deciding on something else. It’s a cat’s cradle.
Written by Howard Scott Monday, 14 November 2011 00:00
In this age of Internet marketing, website proliferation and sophisticated software for identifying prospects, there is still a need for a good, old-fashioned sales approach. In fact, some woodworkers view the flier as their most important form of advertising.
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