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hObOmOnk

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#1 posted 1928 days ago

My best business advice is, ”Just Don’t Do it!

Don’t compete with BiggieMart.
The big box stores are a great place to shop for low priced commodities. They are also great places to see what you should not be doing. You can’t compete with them and they can’t compete with you. You have the freedom of making things that can’t be found at the big box stores. Sell quality and great crafting.

Don’t buy materials from home improvement centers.
Home improvement stores sell convenience not value. Most artisans buy outstanding materials from vendors that cater to quality and exceptional workmanship, like local saw mills, artisan suppliers, other crafters and self-collected and processed wood.

Don’t set your prices too low.
Do you want to just cover your costs of materials and tools, or do you want to stay in business? Don’t be ashamed at setting your prices at a level that assures success. If you must make price comparisons, then look at the work of those that are successful. Internet price evaluations can be confusing. Avoid vague comparisons.

Don’t listen to hobbyists.
There is nothing wrong with being a hobbyist, but if you want to succeed in business then choose to turn your passion in to a profession. If your goal is to make a profit, don’t listen to the hoards of weekend wood warriors that don’t place a value on their time. There is a huge difference between pursuing a pastime and making a profit.

Don’t run with the herd.
Sell yourself. Sell uniqueness. Sell quality. Sell craftsmanship. Step out of the herd and let them run together in their predictable direction. You can’t stand out unless you are willing to stand alone.

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