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.



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.



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



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



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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