Can you start and operate a financially successful woodworking business? I did it for over 20 years using the simple methods described in my book.

Nothing in Woodworking Business: Start Quickly and Operate Successfully is based on theory. Every page is loaded with information about my first-hand experiences over all those years, including what worked and some of what didn’t. You can count on the information to help you succeed.

I can’t say this is the only way to succeed in the woodworking business, or even the best way. I can tell you that everything in this book worked for me for over 25 years and I believe it can work for you.

Can I guarantee that you will succeed? No one can guarantee you will succeed at anything. Success is dependent on many factors but having first-hand knowledge of simple and proven methods that worked for others is certainly a great way to get started in the right direction. Read below to learn more about my woodworking business book. Thanks.

Woodworking Business: Start Quickly and Operate Successfully includes all the information you need to operate a one-person business and make a good living. It’s not a pie in the sky get rich quick scheme. This is work and it takes some basic woodworking skills and business acumen to succeed. But, if you want to succeed, everything you need to know is in my book.

I put everything I learned during those years into a concise and comprehensive book. The knowledge from this book, together with good woodworking skills, will ensure that your customers will love the work you deliver and install but first you have to get the work.

After you get the jobs, they must be profitable. That doesn’t mean just getting a fair hourly payment for your time, even though that is important. It means making a good profit on every job so your business continues to grow and provides the income necessary to maintain life and health insurance, saving for the future, and taking much needed vacations every year. For that you need to manage your skills with sound business practices so customers will come back and send you referrals.

Woodworking Business: Start Quickly And Operate Successfully is loaded with comprehensive, easy to understand and use information. Check out the topics below:

Final Notes From Bill - This chapter includes valuable advice from personal experience that will contribute to your financial success. These are notes that are certain to help you increase profits.

Inventory of your skills - The work you will be doing is dependent on the kinds and extent of your skills. This chapter helps you explore your skills and determine those best suited to getting started in the woodworking business and how to improve and increase your skills for additional profit.

Ripping and Crosscutting Power Saws - Using sheet goods to built cabinets requires ripping and crosscutting tools and/or jigs. This chapter helps you with ways to handle all your cutting efficiently while avoiding investment in excessively costly industrial tools.

Hand Tools - Even though power tools are a critical part of the woodworking business, hand tools are still important and this chapter helps to make certain you have the hand tools needed for the business.

Shop Space Or On Site - Having a nice size, well organized shop is important to a woodworking business but it is possible to work on site. This chapter explores shop organization and the pros and cons of working without a shop.

Licensing, Accounting, And Taxes - Adhering to community standards is important to running a woodworking business. This chapter helps you determine the rules and regulations in your community and how to handle them to reflect your professionalism.

Getting Started - The first steps are critical to the long term financial success of your woodworking business. This chapter describes all the steps to take to get started and operate professionally and successfully.

Setting Prices - Success depends largely upon charging the correct prices for your work. It’s a balance between charging as much as possible without pricing yourself out of the market. This chapter gives you methods to calculate accurate prices for every job and ways to check your prices to ensure accuracy and profitability.

Contracting Jobs - The right prices are important but it’s critical to contract legally to make certain you collect for the work. This chapter describes how to contract for the work and furnishes ready to use forms. It also describes ways to make certain that you collect in full for every job. It does little good to charge the correct price without having a good collection policy.

Getting Help - Sometimes you just can’t do it alone and help is needed. This chapter helps you find ways to get help without violating federal laws and creating tax problems for yourself.

Simplifying While Maintaining Quality - Traditional woodworking methods are fine but if you choose to make things faster this chapter describes some simplified methods that could reduce the time spent on jobs and increasing profit.

Safety - Power tools are dangerous and capable of causing serious injury. Staying safe while performing your work is critically important and this chapter covers the importance of safety and ways to avoid injuries.

The Order Of Things - There are ways to do things that will not only help you save time but keep you safe. Doing things in an efficient and effective order will help you to please customers and increase profits. This chapter describes various ways to keep your work progressing and profitable.

Everyday Lessons - This chapter includes many lessons based on specific examples that will help you to learn how to get customers and satisfy them so they become good references that continue to refer you to others for years.

Should you start a small business? This is an important question that you will want to answer honestly before getting  started in a woodwork business or any other kind of business.

Inventory of your tools - It takes a sizable collection of tools to run a woodworking business but you may already have everything needed to get started. This chapter helps you determine what tools you really need and how to make the best possible use of the tools you already have.

Check out below what reviewers and woodworkers are saying about Woodworking Business: Start Quickly And Operate Successfully and get your copy now for only $19.95 with free shipping by clicking on the Buy Now button.

“Woodworking Business: Start Quickly and Operate Successfully is a must read with practical tips on every aspect of the woodworking trade. I would recommend this book to anyone in the woodworking profession. The insight within this book will do wonders for your business. It is one of the few books I have read more than once. This book is a remarkable tool that not only helped me in the beginning; it serves as a reference that I can look back on when I have questions about my business.”

Chris Looney, Hardwood Technology

“I would like to thank you for your latest book Woodworking Business : Start Quickly and Operate Successfully. It has been of immense value to me while I start up my own woodworking business. I soon discovered that it is an entire business plan and that alone has saved me hundreds of hours of writing and research. I particularly liked your simplified woodworking chapter which I intend to adopt to improve my profitability. Thank you again.”

Neil Rogers, Neil Rogers Woodcraft


Review by The Midwest Book Review – 6/6/10

“In just 192 pages, A. William Benitez takes the reader through a comprehensive do-it-yourself course on transforming woodworking from a creative and practical hobby to a flourishing and successful business enterprise. Thoroughly ‘user friendly’, “Woodworking Business: Start Quickly and Operate Successfully; An Expert Woodworker Reveals The Keys To Succeeding In The Woodworking Business” covers every aspect of becoming a woodworking entrepreneur beginning with meeting local business regulations; calculating project costs; contracts and forms; recruiting customers (especially with a shoe-string marketing budget); utilizing a web site as a 24-hour showroom; dealing with the IRS; accounting and taxes; and building up a ‘brand name’ recognition for your work and your company. Practical, superbly organized and presented, “Woodworking Business” should be considered mandatory reading for anyone seeking to establish their woodworking pastime into a full-fledge and profitable business.”

Micah Andrew, Reviewer

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