Professional Woodworkers Sharing Business Strategies

Free software is there for the taking

Written by Steve Marks Monday, 16 July 2012 00:00

Believe it or not, when it comes to software, there is such a thing as a free lunch. Free office and business software, the equal of what comes off the store shelf, is out there and it’s not hard to find. But there are some caveats.

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Selling yourself can help sell your business

Written by David Getts Monday, 18 June 2012 00:00

21_davidgetts_01In a lean economy, small businesses need to arm themselves with as many options as possible. You must learn to evolve with the changing climate of consumer behavior if you wish to survive. It could be likened to Darwin’s theory on “survival of the fittest.” The level of success you experience in your business is closely tied to how “fit” it is.

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Help wanted: Need another molder operator

Written by Jim Stevens Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00

Best-In-The-World Woodworking has an immediate opening for a motivated individual to work in our upscale custom woodworking operation. Primary responsibilities include operating and maintaining our molding and grinding equipment and all other related duties. This is a full-time position, pay commensurate with experience, vacation and benefits included.

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Picture-perfect settings spruce up your work

Written by Mario Rodriquez Monday, 16 April 2012 00:00

mario_rodriguezThe proper presentation of a fine painting is considered a critical specialty in itself. In other words, the right frame in the right room, gallery or museum setting can enhance the viewer’s experience, while more effectively conveying the artist’s intention. The same can apply to furniture. Viewers and potential customers of fine furniture can have difficulty appreciating a piece and visualizing how it might look in a real-life room setting, so it helps to give them a little nudge.

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Open your mind to a new realm of design

Written by Keith Neer Monday, 19 March 2012 00:00

keith_neerI 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.

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