Running your very own woodworking business is both fun and rewarding. You get to use your expertise in your craft to support your family and benefit your community. When you manage a woodworking business, you hone not only your woodworking skills but also your business ability. In this blog, we share what we’ve learned over the years.
Most people who come onboard 1-800-BunkBed are not professional woodworkers. They usually operate this business out of a 1 car garage, their basement or a shed. The minimum space is 200 sq. ft. Because of the unique building and assembling procedures we have, the amount of tools and space needed is kept to a minimum. Most people will start with this size shop and then increase their operation as their sales warrant it.
I was speaking with a furniture builder from Germany the other day. He had apprenticed for six years under the tutelage of master furniture builders and now operates a large, home based, woodworking business. [Read more…]
Are you a typical wood working business owner? Did you set up shop because you like to make things more than because you want to sell them? Is your business suffering as a result?
It often happens that people are more comfortable with creating a product than making sales. But if you want your business to grow, you need to get better at selling whatever you make whether its high-quality bunk beds, customized cabinets, or wooden bowls. [Read more…]
When you start a woodworking business, your focus is on creating a high quality product. You put a lot of time and attention into making sure that what you produce is better than anything found at a discount store. You know that your products are not only beautiful but also pieces that will hold up through years of use. [Read more…]