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Starting a small business

by ChristopherT1
posted 08-11-2017 01:06 PM

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#1 posted 08-11-2017 02:15 PM

I have had a very successful furniture business that I started on a whim as a part time thing… I was flooded right out of the gate and being my second job, I have a hard time keeping up (most of the time 3-4 months backed up) PM if you would like to know how I did it and maybe I can shine some light on it!

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#2 posted 08-11-2017 02:33 PM

I’ve started a small business, but it didn’t include my woodworking or shop. I did business strategy consulting work and merger advice, and actually did okay. I also participated in other startups.

From that experience, I can say that the MAJOR FACTOR is not how you set it up. That will evolve and can be changed. The KEY is finding paying work. I recommend finding a client or three and making the wood projects they want, and focus on that for a few months at least to get started.

With the above views stated, I am now going to PM to buckbuster for input myself. Right now I am in that startup phase of making some small but very functional wood projects for sale. And so far, I have done nothing but work on the design and prototypes of my offerings.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#3 posted 08-12-2017 06:47 AM

Thank you for you your help. I decided to go around my local area and ask some of the wood shops how they started and if they had any advice most said good luck and walked away. But a few gave me some pointers. I’m just looking to make some extra money. I am on social security disability and they frown if you make extra money

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