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My Small Business: Spud Wood Works #15: 2013 a Trail blazing year, 2014 already breaking records.

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Blog entry by Ethan Harris posted 02-17-2014 07:34 PM 846 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello Readers,

It certainly has been awhile since I have last shared about my small woodworking business (Spud Woodworks). I have been very blessed over the past year and I wanted to share some of those things with you all.

2013

2013 was my banner year. I started Spud Woodworks as a all around online retail store on Esty, expanded to selling on my own website and made a few sales to local stores. My first 12 month year started slow, and grew to a 5 digit revenue company in my first year and I ended (not by much) in the black after all my re-investing. My first Christmas was a daunting challenge, but I made it through with nary a bruise, except if you count my mid-summer incident with my table saw (a block shot back and nailed me in the eye) but thank God for wearing eye protection, or I’d be half blind. Eventually I got feeling back on the right side of my face as well. 2013 also became a big year for growth, I purchased and upgraded many of my tools and expanded my product line from 2 original products to ~45. Just before Christmas, I was very happy to donate $50 worth in wood block sets for my first ever community project through my website. I could not have asked for a better start up year and I look forward to the rest of 2014.

2014

Halfway through the 1st quarter of 2014, I have already done 1/3 the sales of the entire previous year, and it continues to grow monthly. I see a lot of trends and I am starting to key in on those more and more. I opened a third shop on Artfire.com and though I haven’t seen any real activity there as of yet, I am sure it will grow in time and even if it doesn’t, it was a good experiment. Starting this year I began selling all my products with free shipping which I think has been pretty popular too.

So here’s to a great start, I’ll remember it always!

Regards,

Ethan B. Harris

P.S. I am having way too much fun creating graphics for my site…

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at http://www.spudwoodworks.com & also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/Ethan_Woodworks



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Earlextech

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#1 posted 02-17-2014 07:41 PM

That’s great news Ethan! Keep up the great attitude and it will all work out.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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#2 posted 02-17-2014 09:10 PM

That sure is Great news Ethan! Glad it has worked out for you and thanks for the updates.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#3 posted 05-12-2014 05:46 AM

glad you’re having success! i’m thinking of starting a small workshop when i get out.

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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