Professional Woodworkers Sharing Business Strategies

Are you ready for new health care laws?

Written by Mark E. Battersby Monday, 14 June 2010 00:00

13_mark_battersbyThe massive and controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 - the two recently enacted health care reform bills - included more than $400 billion in so-called "revenue raisers" and new taxes on employers and individuals. The centerpiece in the health reform laws is the mandate for most Americans to obtain health insurance.

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Sound advice on stifling hearing loss

Written by John English Monday, 17 May 2010 00:00

john_englishSome woodworkers use a car key, but most guys rely on a little finger to dig out the excess earwax. Normally, wax protects the eardrum from dirt and dust, but it can build to excess when trying to provide a barrier to workshop sound. Woodworkers deal with the low-frequency hum of dust collectors and the high whine of routers on a daily basis, and very few of us take adequate precautions against noise. The result is NIHL (noise-induced hearing loss), which has literally millions of us asking people to repeat things, turn up the TV, and be quiet back there.

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Facebook can ultimately add customers

Written by Steve Marks Monday, 19 April 2010 00:00

This free and easy tool can have much more potential as a marketing tool than any blog or e-mail newsletter

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Every effort can mean profits for you

Written by A.J. Hamler Tuesday, 23 February 2010 19:05

26_aj_hamlerPersonal woodworking will do double or even triple duty if you use it to promote your shop's unique craftsmanship

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A piece of the pie is better than nothing

Written by Dan Alleger Tuesday, 26 January 2010 13:16

24_dan_allegerBuilding cabinets here and doing some finishing there - diversifying can help you meet the needs of your local market

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