Starting a Woodworking Business #13: Happy Thanksgiving from 'The Ohio Craftsman'

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Blog entry by Sam Yerardi posted 11-26-2009 01:05 AM 1927 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: More work & I'M A GRANDPA!!! Part 13 of Starting a Woodworking Business series Part 14: Exhausted but loving it »

I’m getting ready to lay down and take a nap. I just got home from a long day pulling insulation under a 16×32 crawlspace. Very tired but I love it. Not that I want to do insulation for a living but just being on my own, my own boss. I love it. It is a bit scary but I pray about it every day. I went and talked to my lawyer this past week and he is drawing up the paperwork for my business to be structured as an LLC. The name of mu business will be ’The Ohio Craftsman’. I now have a webpage (under construction – nothing there yet) at My business email is [email protected]. I’ve been fortunate to line up work to carry me through late February to early March if all goes well. Even if it doesn’t, I won’t be discouraged. I have some more furniture repair and refinishing work, including the jobs I mentioned in the previous posting, and a couple people that my wife & I know that have a lot of rental property told us they will call me as soon as they need someone. One of them told me they always redo a house or an apartment when they change rentors so there may be a bit of work there.

All in all, I feel so thankful and blessed to have a wonderful and supportive wife, a wonderful family, being a grandfather, having some success so far with my business, and having you guys for friends!


-- Sam

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#1 posted 11-26-2009 01:40 AM

bless you to sam ,
and your family .

great news on your new life !
keep the faith ,
and have a wonderful holidays .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 11-26-2009 01:52 AM

Giving thanks is what it’s all about. Now if (we/I) can only remember that.

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#3 posted 11-26-2009 01:52 AM

Good to hear things are moving in a positive direction.

Have a great Thanksgiving.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 11-26-2009 02:25 AM

Happy Thanksgiving and good luck

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#5 posted 11-26-2009 03:31 AM

Sounds great Sam, Happy Thanksgiving!

-- John @

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#6 posted 11-26-2009 04:26 AM

so glad things are going good…haveing enough work lined out like this is a good sign…word of mouth will travel and you will get more work…i have a good friend named chuck in ohio who is doing similar type of work..hes been doing great….....god bless you in your efforts…and happy holidays…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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