Starting a Woodworking Business #7: Internet seminar

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Blog entry by Sam Yerardi posted 10-07-2009 01:27 AM 1212 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I went to an all-day ebusiness seminar today at Rio Grande University in southern Ohio (35 dollars). It was put on by the Ohio State University business development centers and WesBanco and as a result I now have a business internet domain name and email address!!! I got the name I wanted. I am going to start working on my web page over the next month or so. My short term goal is to have my business on line by the end of the year. I don’t want to reveal the business name just yet as I haven’t finished registering the name or the business with the state. In the meantime, I will be working on a portfolio of items that I will start the online part of my business with. These will be items that I have designed, built, prepared for production and shipping. I’ve got so much to do but I feel really excited about the prospects. I realize it may be a long time before I ever see the first order, and may not make money for some time. I’ve been working on my business plan, and following a plan that is a living document is making me feel more confident that I am approaching this correctly. I learned a lot today about emarketing but I am barely scratching the surface on what I need to learn. My interest in business took a major shot in the arm today. I told my wife this evening that going to these seminars is pulling me out of my comfort zone and shell… I’m feeling much more confident. There are a couple more I am planning on going to by the end of the year. Most of them are free, with a few only being $25-35.

-- Sam

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#1 posted 10-07-2009 03:32 AM

sam i wish you the best… sounds like your on good footing….education is knowlage…knowlage is power….plan your work and work the plan…....i hope for a bright future for you and your family… in the lord…...blessings….....grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 10-07-2009 03:52 AM

Smart man seeking council and writing a plan.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Sam Yerardi

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#3 posted 10-07-2009 04:01 AM

Thank you guys! And I am praying about it every day..

-- Sam

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#4 posted 10-07-2009 04:13 AM

Check out my web site and look at the web hosting page.. You can start your own website for under 10 bucks a month… I did and so have a few of my friends. Really simple and the price is right.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#5 posted 10-07-2009 01:35 PM

Thanks Larry!

-- Sam

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#6 posted 10-07-2009 06:54 PM

Hi Sam,

Sounds like you’re doing things right.

Bear in mind though, some people never actually get going, due to wanting everything perfect, before making the leap.

Just something to keep in mind.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 10-07-2009 07:47 PM

Very, very good point Lee… And I have to say I have been guilty of that… not only wanting things to be perfect, but having success guaranteed… and it just isn’t possible. I’m learning quickly that if I wait until I think something is perfect I’ll never start.

It’s interesting in that a lot of famous artists, etc., (that we associate their success with how we remember them at an advanced age) didn’t didn’t step out and take a chance until their later years. Georgia O’Keefe for example.

-- Sam

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#8 posted 10-07-2009 08:20 PM


Thanks! I will take you up on it! Looks like you have a wonderful business!


-- Sam

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#9 posted 10-11-2009 02:47 AM

Good luck Sam.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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