Professional Woodworkers Sharing Business Strategies
Written by David Getts Monday, 15 August 2016 00:00
When I started my first business, the primary goal was simply to generate a job — any job. Landing a commission that lasted a full week was considered a huge victory.
Written by Andrew Glantz Monday, 13 June 2016 00:00
For those of us working in small shops like garages and sheds, the problems of mobility, accuracy and utility are aspects that we struggle with every day. Each machine has to earn its keep, provide an important and integral function and be stored out of the way.
Written by David Getts Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00
When asked how to improve the output of their employees, most managers will think first about better skill training. Although that is a viable part of the equation, it is just a single component in achieving the desired result.
Written by Mark W. Battersby Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00
Once again, lawmakers waited until late in the year to pass another tax extenders bill, this time called the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, and retroactively extending quite a few tax-saving provisions. While many of those extended provisions are quite narrow in scope, such as those for film and theater producers, NASCAR racetrack owners, racehorse owners and rum producers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, there are many others that will benefit woodshops and their owners.
Written by Lloyd R. Manning Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00
Marketing is often described as a multistep process that links together maker, seller and buyer. It is far more than just manufacturing a superior product and hoping that someone will come along and buy it.
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