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    I wish I had known about the CMA when I started my business. The network of people I now call on whenever a question or dilemma comes up would have been invaluable back then.

    The nice thing about the CMA is that it offers multiple ways to learn more about running your business better: shop tours, seminars and panel discussions at trade shows, CMA conferences and regional events, and our online forums.

    All these different paths mean that you can get answers no matter how you like to learn and communicate. Some people like to post on the online forums when they need advice, whereas I tend to ask questions when I’m at a CMA event or by picking up the phone. Over the years I’ve built some great relationships, and now I’m not shy about seeking out expertise.

    All of us have learned by making mistakes, and every CMA member I know is eager to help others in the same situation. If you’re struggling with business questions, there’s no time like the present to get engaged.

    Chris
    Last edited by James Fox; 04-02-2020, 12:06 PM.
    Chris Dehmer
    404-798-9829
    Dark Horse Woodworks
    www.darkhorsewoodworks.com

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    Well, when we first joined the CMA we had 3 employees and all used equipment. From fellow business owners we learned how to recruit, test and hire employees and now we’re at 17. We also learned to invest in good machinery and tools, and we got tips on which manufacturers are good and which ones to avoid.
    The last tip we got (and followed) was to start offering closets to clients. We never even realized how much demand there was as we always said “sorry we don’t do those”. This tip alone might carry us through the next couple of months where there is so much uncertainty... I am looking forward to tomorrow’s “what’s your problem” webinar to continue to learn from others. If you listen to these ideas and actually implement them, it will make all the difference between staying a one shop man and growing.
    Last edited by Amanda Conger; 04-22-2020, 09:05 AM.

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