Hello Readers! There is a glimmer of light in the progress department of my small business. The brightest spot being that orders keep coming in at a steady pace. The Ugly has reared its head however in the form of doing the same process, over, and over, and over again only to repeat it again and again… I find myself trying to stay ahead of the orders, trying to not think about the fact that in the course of three weeks I have made over a 1000 square 1.5×1.5×1.5 inch blocks&...
Hello Readers, It has not been too long since my last post. So this will be just a quick update. I am headed into the trenches. received quite a number or orders for wood blocks and they keep coming. We shall see if my established system works. If not you will find me sprawled up in a corner somewhere. ONWARD! Best wishes to you all.
My Small Business: Spud Wood Works #6: Keeping Above Water and Learning to Tread... And Product Photos!
Hello Readers, Some people get busy just doing what they do, some people get busy learning how to do it, others get busy because they allowed themselves to get that way. Right now I’d say my process for “Product Handling Time” is working, if a customer orders a product, it is then processed and shipped normally within 3 to 6 business days of the original order. Question: “Why not 3-5, or 1-3 days instead?” Answer: “Because you never know how muc...
Hello Readers, Well Yesterday I finished setup of my first band saw. I started at the low end because that is what my business could afford and I am also learning the ropes. I read lots of reviews for the Ryobi Band saw from Home Depot and after some consideration and education on Band Saw tuning, I went out and bought one… That was Saturday. Turns out the one I picked was busted so after returning and swapping for store credit, traveling to a different store 20 miles away, inspectin...
Hello Readers, Well I got some good feedback from my previous blog entry so I decided I might as well start a new series for my new small business and chronicle the ups and downs of starting my business. Enjoy! This weekend I made significant contactions with a potential customer that would allow me to sell my items in a local co-op market. The market is for natural and organic foods as well as a small merchandise section that my stuff would be placed. I am hoping to make a deal on this...
Hello all! Well there you have it, I started my own small wood working business (Spud Wood Works) on the side of my full time profession in hopes to one day go full time at this. Yes I am still raising funds and all, but I have made the start and I am the proud owner of an Etsy shop! Below you will see the latest production photos of things I sell on my shop. I don’t own a professional camera, but I think they came out great! Also, If you would like to contribute to fund raising I wi...
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