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WOOD 100 Success Strategies Webcast Debuts Nov. 30

By Karen Koenig Posted: 11/21/2011 1:09PM

On Nov. 30, 10:30 CST, listen to Woodworking Network’s webcast on WOOD 100 Success Strategies, where we’ll be looking at strategies for growing sales in the woodworking industry.

Desk Jobs Can Be Killers

By Karen Koenig Posted: 11/14/2011 1:00PM

Desk jobs can be real killers. So says recent research by the American Cancer Society that found an increased risk of mortality from people that sat more than six hours a day.

Success Tips from the WOOD 100

By Karen Koenig Posted: 11/07/2011 1:00PM

This Nov. 30 free webcast details strategies of success that you can use to help grow your business in the wood cabinets, components, architectural millwork, closets and furniture industries.

Study: Work Wins Over the Home for Office Environment

By Karen Koenig Posted: 10/31/2011 12:27PM

Given the opportunity, I would love to work from my home rather than come to an office each day. It turns out, however, I’m in the minority.

Taking Pride in American-Made Goods

By Karen Koenig Posted: 10/24/2011 1:25PM

The Made in America promotion effort gained additional ground this week as this year’s High Point opens with a 16,000-square-foot pavilion dedicated to furniture and products made in America. This is just the latest in news we’ve been reporting on companies, and consumers, bearing down against the rising tide of imported products.

Senate Passes Currency Manipulation Bill: Where Do You Stand?

By Karen Koenig Posted: 10/17/2011 1:31PM

By almost a 2:1 margin, the Senate last week passed the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011, which should crack down on China’s artificial under-valuation of its currency and level the playing field for U.S. companies. The measure now goes before the House, where support is mixed.

The Importance of Networking

By Karen Koenig Posted: 10/10/2011 1:00PM

When every dollar counts, networking can become your best form of marketing. Not only can this lead to sales opportunities for your company, but it also allows for the sharing of ideas to improve production — and profits— in business.

Voice Your View on Hardwood Checkoff

By Karen Koenig Posted: 10/03/2011 1:00PM

Within the next few weeks, the USDA is expected to publish the Hardwood Checkoff draft for 60-day comment, with an industry vote expected to take place by March 2012. While debate continues over the fee structure and other components of the initiative, I challenge anyone to say that the hard-hit hardwood industry doesn’t need a program of this type to provide funding for promotion, education and research efforts.

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