podcasts

Open books and employee ownership - with Ted Hall

Will Sampson talks about business transparency and sharing financial information with your employees. His guest is Ted Hall, founder of the innovative CNC manufacturer ShopBot, a company that just recently converted to an Employee Ownership Trust.

Finishing woodwork with Chris Reding, Part 2

Will Sampson continues his interview with Chris Reding, a finishing expert who talks about new innovations that bring powder coating technology to woodworking with the promise of safer, faster, environmentally friendly and more durable finishes. This episode of the Woodworking Network Podcast was sponsored by the Executive Briefing Conference, being held September 8-10, 2021, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO.

Finishing woodwork with Chris Reding

Will Sampson talks about the challenge that finishing presents to woodworkers. His guest is Chris Reding, a finishing expert who talks about new innovations that bring powder coating technology to woodworking with the promise of safer, faster, environmentally friendly and more durable finishes. This episode of the Woodworking Network Podcast was sponsored by the Executive Briefing Conference, being held September 8-10, 2021, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO.

What are you risking? With Steve Hicks

Will Sampson talks about exploring the risks that face today’s businesses. His guest is Steve Hicks, Underwriting Manager at Pennsylvania Lumbermen’s Mutual, to talk about risk management and business insurance specifically for woodworking businesses. Episode Notes This episode of the Woodworking Network Podcast was sponsored by the Executive Briefing Conference, being held September 8-10, 2021, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO.

Building a brand and selling your business with Corbin Clay, Part 2

Will Sampson talks about enhancing value in your products and your business. His guest is Corbin Clay, who created a nationally recognized furniture brand while using wood nobody wanted and then sold that company to “retire” when he was only 38 years old. Woodworking Network is a home for professional woodworkers, presenting technology, supplies, education, inspiration, and community, from small business entrepreneurs to corporate managers at large automated plants.

Building a brand and selling your business with Corbin Clay, Part 1

Will Sampson talks about enhancing value in your products and your business. His guest is Corbin Clay, who created a nationally recognized furniture brand while using wood nobody wanted and then sold that company to “retire” when he was only 38 years old. This episode of the Woodworking Network Podcast was sponsored by Wood Pro Expo Florida, being held June 8-10, 2021, at The Palm Beach Convention Center in West Palm Beach, FL.

Automation, opportunities, and jobs, part 2

Will Sampson talks about how important owner energy is to life of a business. He continues his conversation with Kathy and Tony Everett, owners of Millwork on 31st in Charlotte, North Carolina. They went from a successful career in automotive parts manufacturing to buying an architectural millwork firm. They’ve updated the company with automation and lean manufacturing, but what really makes them stand out is their approach to employees.

Just a box? – with Phillip Crabtree

Will Sampson talks about the long-running arguments in woodworking over cabinet construction methods and then talks to Phillip Crabtree, inventor of the patented Cabinotch cabinet construction system, who is relaunching his company back under his own ownership again.