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By Martin Edic

A step by step consultant to making plans and developing a small woodworking enterprise. Edic presents perception into the operating lives woodworkers and comprises suggestion to counteract any difficulties that could be encountered.

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Airflow, windows and lighting These items not only contribute to your comfort, they may be significant from a health and safety perspective. Can you open the windows? Is there access to air-handling systems? Will natural light provide a significant savings over artificial? You 'll be spending a lot of time here; on a gut level, is it comfortable? Can you keep it clean and have dust-free areas for finishing and display or office work? Many commercial buildings are very dusty. Do your neighbors generate chemical odors and fumes?

Put yourself in the space and look around, adjusting things until you feel comfortable. It is important when visualizing your space to include sounds, climate, even the smell of sawdust or air coming in a window. Because this is an imaginary space, you have complete flexibility in your choices. You can put any tools you need in the shop and give yourself a nice design area with a computer and a comfortable place to make coffee or meet with customers. This exercise helps you to understand what kinds of things are important for you to have in your workspace.

He argues that no matter what business you are in, sales and marketing are your most important activities. The more I work with new and growing businesses, the more I understand the truth in his words. No selling equals no cash flow, and no cash flow means you're out of business. It's as simple as that. Unfortunately, when I start to talk about sales and marketing, I can almost hear the books slam shut and the internal denial start up. Newly professional woodworkers want to produce beautiful and functional creations and to believe that the world will beat a path to their doors.

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