Part 1 of Starting a Woodworking Business series no next part This is the second part of my blog and in this blog I am going to talk about writing a business plan, and past mistake I have made in business. Now this is the third shop I have started and if I have learned anything it is this, to be successful you need a plan! Now the first two times I did not write a business plan, I did not write a marketing plan.
Woodcraft supplies Planning Plan thoroughly. In "How to Start a Home-Based Craft Business," Kenn Oberrecht advises that you write out a business plan and "assess the feasibility of the venture, evaluate your business resources, evaluate your financial resources and identify potential customers.
Choose a name for the business. Choose a business entity and apply for a business license. If you plan to keep the business small, register as a sole proprietorship.
If you want to reduce your liability, register as a Limited liability company. Register as a corporation if you have multiple owners and want to separate personal liability from business liability. Video of the Day Brought to you by Techwalla Brought to you by Techwalla Register your fictitious business name with the county you operate in.
Open a business bank account with your bank. Print checks with your business name on them. Workshop Clear out your garage and set it up as your workshop. You can also rent commercial space away from home, but that will cut into your profits before the business gets off the ground.
Woodcraft and Rockler are popular suppliers in the woodworking industry. Make a list of the tools that you will need, such as hammer, nails, saws and lumber. Be respectful of your neighbors and develop a working schedule during the day.
Quit working before nightfall. Sketch a few sample products that best represent your business. Set prices on the basis of the cost of material and the time you put into creating the products. Build your sample products before you invest time and money in a huge inventory of products.
Marketing Find outlets to sell your woodcrafts. You can choose to open a retail location, in which you will need to find a site, get the permits for building and construction, or negotiate lease rates.
Or you can sell solely online. Take photographs of your products. Hire a designer to build a site that allows visitors to make purchases and place orders online.
Take your business on the road to trade fairs. Start attending local craft fairs and selling your woodcrafts in flea markets on the weekends. When business picks up, branch out into different parts of the state and then into other parts of the country.
Send photos of your products to retail stores.
Create a professional catalogue right on your desktop with software like Microsoft Publisher. In "How to Start a Home-Based Craft Business", Kenn Oberrecht suggests contacting "gift and souvenir shops, arts-and-crafts galleries, speciality shops, chain stores, craft malls, and mail-order outlets.
Get the word out about your business directly to the consumers through social networking sites. Pass out some of those catalogues everywhere you go. He has been published in magazines such as "Reaching Out" and "Spa Search.Don’t miss Sugarloaf Craft Festivals’ flagship show at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, Md.
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