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Increase Wood Project Sales with Visual Examples

By Rick Hill Posted: 09/20/2011 9:44AM

Many woodworkers are detail oriented artists that can figure out construction in their heads but when explaining projects to customers, we often get caught up in "The Measurement Cycle".


Present Your Woodworking Company Like a Winner

By Rick Hill Posted: 09/13/2011 11:02AM

Customers flock to companies they perceive as “winners.” One way to present your woodworking company as a winning, successful team is to set high expectations early in your meetings with clients.


Prepare Your Woodworking Business for the Upcoming Season

By Rick Hill Posted: 09/06/2011 11:45AM

You need to get out there and prepare for the upcoming season. The holidays are coming soon and with them come the plant and building shutdowns.


Slimy Sales Tricks

By Rick Hill Posted: 08/31/2011 8:00AM

When creating a sales program for your woodworking shop, base it on your company, products and unique strength.




Sell the Difference Between Your Shop and Other Woodworkers

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My travel takes me to many woodworking companies. One constant problem these shops face is the lack of future business mainly due to lack of differentiating. What does your shop do that makes it a unique story?


Woodworking Market: Like Pulling A String

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The woodworking market is like a string: You can't push a string and expect it to go anywhere, you have to pull it. The woodworking market is like a string. You can't push a string and expect it to go anywhere, you have to pull it.


How To Plan For Your Woodworking Business

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You can’t control the economy or the customer, but you can control your activity.


'How Do I Get In The Cabinet Industry?'

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Woodworkers as a whole are the same as many craftspeople. We focus on the craft and forget we are running a business. I feel that it is more profitable to be a business person who runs a woodworking shop than a woodworker who has a business.


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