View design awards for woodworkers. See the winners of Wood 100, Design Portfolio and the Jerry Metz Award.
By Michaelle Bradford | Updated: 09/29/2011 10:53:00 AM
Deadline Extended: Entries in the 19th CWB Design Portfolio Awards competition are now due Nov. 7.
By Karen M. Koenig | Updated: 09/01/2011 4:04:00 PM
I am constantly amazed by the strength of the companies in the woodworking industry. More so than perhaps any other market, they have been hard hit by the economy — and they are doing whatever it takes to not only survive, but succeed.
Updated: 09/01/2011 3:59:00 PM
The sky’s the limit for innovative woodworking firms when it comes to their development and implementation of marketing strategies to grow their businesses. Whether it’s by relying on social media and the internet for promotion and sales, creating or expanding product lines, or taking the uncommon position of selling machining and millwork capabilities to competitors, the companies in this year’s WOOD 100 have all demonstrated the initiative it takes to successfully market and make sales — and get the job done.
Updated: 09/01/2011 3:55:00 PM
Successful strategists are those that use innovative ways to engage the consumer. New apps, touchscreens, mobile showrooms help these companies stand out from the competition.
Updated: 09/01/2011 3:50:00 PM
The art of negotiation — whether it concerns product and/or material costing, labor issues or some other component — has become an all too important technique in doing business. But if done correctly, the successful strategy, like a jigsaw puzzle, will have all the pieces fitting into place.
Updated: 09/01/2011 3:46:00 PM
The blueprint for a successful business requires managing costs and funding issues, obtaining and retaining skilled labor, customer service and of course, a little creativity.