Professional Woodworkers Sharing Business Strategies

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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The pressure is on you to make a decision

Written by Dan Leiss Monday, 12 December 2011 00:00

dan_leissSelecting an air compressor seems so simple. All you have to figure out is how much air you need and decide how much you want to spend, right? But then you start delving into it and find all sorts of matters you have to decide on. And it seems you can’t decide on one without first deciding on something else. It’s a cat’s cradle.

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