Professional Woodworkers Sharing Business Strategies

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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Cut your taxes by hiring your children

Written by Fred Malone Monday, 13 February 2012 00:00

fred_maloneThere 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.

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Performance metrics can boost business

Written by Davis M. Woodruff Monday, 16 January 2012 00:00

24_proshopOur 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.

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