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Starting Your Woodworking Business
By: Admin    July 10 2018 , 02:05 pm
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Category: Business , Woodworking
Woodworking is an incredible skill and a lucrative hobby. As the saying goes, “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” With the right know-how, you can turn woodworking into a home business that could be a dream come true for you and your family. Getting Started Knowing what to do and where to start is a vital part in making your business dream a reality. Nothing can replace experience, but developing a strong knowledge base of the inner workings of the business can set you on the path to success. There are two common ways that most people in this profession gain initial business experience. There are courses you can take that will teach you more about woodworking itself and how to run a business. For a list of education opportunities, click here! Another more hands-on approach is to learn through an apprenticeship. If you are fortunate enoug...
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Employee Appreciation Day
By: Admin    March 02 2018 , 10:51 am
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Category: Ideas , Business
“An office can operate without a boss for a day, but not without a receptionist.” March 2nd is Employee Appreciation Day; a day to recognize and celebrate employees.On average, Americans spend over 100 hours commuting to work a year. That is much more time than they spend on vacation! Whether it is teaching our children, building our houses, or taking important calls for an office, besides the customers, employees keep a business afloat. Employee Appreciation Day was created in 1995 as a response to Boss’s Appreciation Day and is always on the first Friday of every March.While a bonus check is always appreciated, it goes just as fast as it comes. Showing your employees you really appreciate them for their hard work is the best motivator. Friday is the perfect day for an after-work get together, or an afternoon off, if you are able. Take your employees out to lunch or have a potluck celebration ri...
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An Interview with Strong Oaks Woodshop
By: Admin    November 13 2017 , 04:41 pm
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Strong Oaks Woodshop – Front Royal, VirginiaMike Schmiedicke was a normal guy with a white-collar job for many years. Doing web programming and database development meant he sat at a desk and stared at a computer day in and day out. But when he came home, he went into his garage and he built things. “It was my therapy,” Mike said. “My wife and I had a deal. She would bring me a kids’ catalog with a learning tower or rocking horse in it and ask me to make it. Once I did, I could spend that money we saved on my collection of carpentry tools instead.”Back in 2001, starting a wood shop out of a hobby was nothing more than a hope and a dream – but the seeds of an idea had already begun. Mike came up with a plan to gradually transition from web development into woodworking full-time. In 2008, he started selling things on Etsy – he was actually one of the first furniture makers to ut...
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Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur
By: Admin    October 26 2017 , 03:30 pm
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Entrepreneurs are fascinating people. Whether they are owners of a small business or a large industry, entrepreneurs have certain characteristics in common that help their business succeed.VisionEntrepreneurs have a vision for something great. Most entrepreneurs previously worked for companies and though perhaps loving the line of work, thought of different ways and methods to accomplish tasks and build success. An entrepreneur is someone who thinks beyond the task at hand and constantly feeds their vision of a wonderful business. Great vision is important for an entrepreneur because it is the root and ground work of any company. Whenever the company goes through rough times it will be the initial vision that carries everything through.ConnectionsSince an entrepreneur wears many hats it is important to develop good connections with other business owners. Connections help not only when fundraising but a...
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The Benefits of Passionate Employees
By: Admin    October 16 2017 , 01:22 pm
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Category: Business , Advice , Experts , Customers
Passion is the mother of many great qualities. It takes passion in order to have intense motivation; the type of motivation that achieves greatness. Articles upon articles have been written on passionate employees because there is a direct correlation between passionate employees and successful businesses. We will explore the why, what, and how of passion’s role in the workplace.The WhyPassion produces the type of motivation that achieves success. When a person is passionate about something they will jump leaps and bounds for it. In his Forbes article, Ian Altman (B2B integrity based sales and growth expert) says that he would like to see an employee that is “on a scale from 0 to 10 – might be a seven in technical skills but who ranks a ten in passion, teamwork, and commitment.” Altman explains how passion creates a drive for work and gives a sense of purpose. Passionate employees not only get ...
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