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Compounding advantages in labor savings

Companies that are pulling away from the pack are using the technology to re-allocate labor, because nobody likes to fire employees. There are some things that machines and algorithms just can’t do, and humans should stick to those things!

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The simple secret that changed my company, forever

We've been taught that woodworking companies have their typical location, products, services, way of talking to the world, and so on. But you get paid more when you're an outlier; commoditization is what happens when everyone in an industry pretty much does/sells/has the same thing.

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Give me my money (6 steps)

When it comes to collecting our money we seem to be stuck between (but accustomed to) two worlds. Most of us understand the effective “new” way, yet seem oddly resigned to employing the "old" way in our own businesses. Let's examine the two.

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Why people won’t wait for you

While the physical world still has some justification for a wait time, information is now required instantly. Consider the amount of patience you have spending 10 minutes to get a hair-cut, versus waiting even 1 minute for a page to load with a list of local barbers. We expect our things fast, and our information now!

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How to Track Your Shop and Order Pizza at the Touch of a Button

As wood industry professionals, our relationship with technology has been “stand-offish” at best. We’ve all been frustrated when dealing with super technical “code gurus”. We’ve felt the pain of having a 12,000 lb “paperweight” machine rendered useless by software that nobody besides a German engineer understands. Tech and woodworking have had a rough go and, there has always been a giant gap between the two.

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ERP for Dummies

If you’re planning on staying alive in the new economy, you’re going to need technology. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is basically a business management software made up of a variety of functions including: inventory management, accounting, marketing, sales, customer relationship management (CRM), Billing/Invoicing, etc.

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Can You See Your Business?

What’s the ‘thing’ that really sets you and your employees into action? When “X” happens, we go to work… For an employee at the machine, it’s usually something like “When the cutlist is put on my clipboard, I cut it out”, which is pretty simple. What about you, though? How do you know what to do and when to do it? What is ‘it’ that makes you act?

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Perfection Prevents Progress

Seth Godin, a well-known author, recently wrote in his daily blog what he called the “Two-Review Technique.” In this post Godin challenges readers to write down two kinds of reviews for a project (company, product, or service).

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