Read the latest blogs on wood industry trends from Rick Hill. Stay informed about wood manufacturing, woodworking machinery and lumber.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 06/01/2011 2:00:00 AM
When I hear companies cancelling trips because gas is too high, I am amazed. Yes gas is higher, but in your overall travel cost, it is still one of the lowest expenses.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 05/25/2011 2:00:00 AM
In the woodworking business, we often forget why our customers come to us; we like to think that it is because of our beautiful wood craftsmanship but your task as a business person is to find out exactly why customers are buying your product.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 05/18/2011 2:00:00 AM
Nip demands for quicker turnaround of custom woodworking projects in the bud by quoting upcharges for faster service.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 05/11/2011 2:00:00 AM
When dealing with your wood product, look at not only how well it is made, but how well it is packaged. Sometimes the package is the product.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 05/03/2011 2:00:00 AM
It is often hard to get the attention of your customer when you are trying to sell your woodworking products. Develop Strategy Meetings to listen to your customers and learn about the challenges facing them.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 04/27/2011 2:00:00 AM
Promote your woodworking projects for recognizable people or companies on your website, in brochures or in discussions.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 04/20/2011 2:00:00 AM
KBIS will be holding a Shark Breakfast, a networking opportunity for cabinetmakers and vendors, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27.