One of the most important things is to have a clear understanding of what
you're delivering, before work starts. Nothing eats up time and money
faster than having the customer say "No, wait! That's not what I wanted!".
DON'T REPLY TO THIS ASSHOLE! He is the same spammer that has slammed this
group with endless crap about his own way of running a "successful"
woodworking business a few months ago. He's just disguised himself.
He has never contributed anything to the group, and has just used it to
advertise his garbage. --dave
Lots of paying customers, people skills, long hours, cheap materials,
perseverance, and business acumen. You'll need to hire others in order
to make truly big bucks. Then all your woodworking skills become less
of a factor than you'd expect.
Marketing, salesmanship, and accounting.
Marketing because if nobody knows you're in business then you're not,
salesmanship because after marketing has brought them to you if you blow
the sale you don't get the job, and accounting because if you're spending
more than you're taking in then you're going to starve.
If you're no good at that sort of thing then try to partner with someone who
What are you going to try and sell us now? Since you spammed this group with
your apprenticeship and books on having a profitable woodworking business,
shouldn't you be the one answering, not asking this question?
hmmmmmm. Do you *really* not know what it takes or are you fishing for
I'd be happy to share my story, but i'm not gonna waste my time if your post
is anything less than sincere
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