Thinking Of Going Pro Here Are A Few Realities From My World Warning It S Not Pretty
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Thanksgiving Day, 2012 Many people dream about running their own woodworking business.I understand.I had the same dream in 1979 when I signed up for a basic City & Guilds training in furniture making after dropping out from university.
The dream persisted for the first several weeks of my first job.Then some of the basic realities of making furniture and cabinetry for a living hit: the repetitiveness of the work, especially when you're building something as large as a kitchen.
The need to mind your client's budget, which sometimes translates to joining drawers with biscuits instead of dovetails (never mind hand-cut).The client who changes her mind about critical design elements…after you've started building.
When you run your own business, you add a few other dimensions to these common realities.For one thing, there's a host of legal, insurance, and tax requirements to deal with.And sometimes the very officials whose job it is to keep those things straight don't seem able to do so.
Here's one of the current examples in my professional woodworking world.Having your own business = double the potential for exasperation I keep obsessive time-sheets for every job I do for my clients, whether it's a design for...