• Business Tips Business Tips from a Furniture Maker

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    When you start to make more than one of the same thing by hand you get into a routine. Add to that the loud machinery, dusty shop and the requisite ear plugs, mask and safety glasses and you get a solitary place to think. One thing’s for sure, you must be able to be alone with yourself when you want to be a small-time maker. Talking to yourself is part of it. I sure hope so, anyways. Continue Reading

  • Branding Consistency

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    Branding consistency is surprisingly harder than it sounds. You would think a small business would be able to easily send the same message across all communication platforms. You’d be wrong. I had an epiphany while reading Elizabeth Edward’s Startup book – I was really messing this up and needed to fix it. Keep reading to see the steps I’m taking to set things right.

     

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  • Bad Info for Entrepreneurs

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    Yesterday an infographic presented itself as an alert on my phone. I think it came from Google+ but I can’t figure out how to show old alerts. I must say, I was intrigued by what promised to be some advice for someone that’s exactly in my position. Is my startup ready for success? Unfortunately there is a lot of bad info out there. Continue Reading

  • no routine here Make Your Bed

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    There’s a lot of advice on the web for entrepreneurs. I know, I’ve probably read most of it. Do this or that; don’t do this, don’t do that. Well, a lot of it is bologna but some of it is pure Kobe beef. Here’s what works for me: make your bed, getting into a routine and separation. Continue Reading