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Blog series by Myron Wooley updated 1920 days ago 3 parts 2903 reads 36 comments total

Part 1: A new start as a pro

2300 days ago by Myron Wooley | 29 comments »

Today was the last day of my career as a Sr. Quality Engineer for a medical device manufacturer. This day has been a long time time coming, and it brought up a lot of mixed emotions.I am now a professional in the field of furniture repair and restoration. My son Tommy and I have gone into business together and purchased a Furniture Medic franchise.We will be traveling to Memphis in June for training, and our shingle goes up June 23.Wish us luck!

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Part 2: A lot of lessons learned!

2180 days ago by Myron Wooley | 3 comments »

Well, we’ve been in business since July 1, and it’s been quite an experience. I’ve learned a lot more about business than I thought.First, there are not enough hours in a day. After we get back from appointments, there is the admin side: billing, sales calls, payroll, reports to write, and on and on.Second, if you don’t market, you don’t sell. I have internet ads going, newspaper ads, postcard mailings, Chamber of Commerce appearances, vehicle signs, anything I c...

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Part 3: Still at it...

1920 days ago by Myron Wooley | 4 comments »

I’ve been away from Lumberjocks for a while now, and I thought I’d better check in with everybody! We seem to have weathered the economic storm, but not unscathed. We came real close to throwing in the towel a few times, and things are still pretty dicey, but business is picking up.We have shifted our focus away from residential work, and are now concentrating on commercial jobs. Residential work is usually a few hundred bucks for persnickity customers, but commercial is usually ...

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