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Forum: Shop Management and Owner Issues

Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. Dealing with people who have _no_ mechanical aptitude

    Started by Tonytn36, 01-11-2018 08:25 PM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 8
    • Replies: 154
    • Views: 6,833
    01-17-2018, 08:18 PM Go to last post
  2. TPC Training Systems vs 9-12mo Schooling?

    Started by DJ Berg, 01-17-2018 05:45 PM
    actual, based, debt, part, school
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 73
    01-17-2018, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  3. Maximum wages

    Started by DyanamicEDM, 01-04-2018 01:45 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    giving, pay, raise, stop, wages
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 2,768
    01-17-2018, 04:42 PM Go to last post
  4. easy drawing program

    Started by Alan Elzer, 01-06-2018 06:30 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 1,308
    01-16-2018, 04:03 PM Go to last post
  5. Software Solutions for Machine Shop

    Started by machinesurf, 01-11-2018 02:03 AM
    gas, machine, machining, oil, software
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 695
    01-16-2018, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  6. Other tapatalk forums for quality reading

    Started by Bondo, 01-07-2018 08:48 AM
    tapatalk, read, forums, stuff, fantastic
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 505
    01-15-2018, 07:58 PM Go to last post
  7. Scammed out of a machine

    Started by a13berger, 01-07-2016 12:49 AM
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 12
    • Replies: 233
    • Views: 40,663
    01-15-2018, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  8. Operating your business from remote places. Pros? Cons?

    Started by riabma77, 11-29-2017 07:20 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    building, business, operating, prefer, small
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 2,370
    01-15-2018, 12:09 AM Go to last post
  9. OD Grind Shop???Bad Idea????

    Started by agz111, 01-10-2018 09:54 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    employees, grinding, machine, running, work
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 2,470
    01-14-2018, 05:19 PM Go to last post
  10. How To Deal With Your Scrap Metal

    Started by allloutmx, 11-29-2017 04:45 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    chips, metal, scrap, truck, worth
    • Replies: 127
    • Views: 8,623
    01-14-2018, 02:35 PM Go to last post
  11. Employees dictating when they will work.

    Started by Portable Welder, 12-26-2017 12:08 PM
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 11
    good, gotta, guys, work, year
    • Replies: 203
    • Views: 14,332
    01-12-2018, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  12. 2017 - What was your margin ?

    Started by RedBaron, 01-02-2018 08:49 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    depends, i’m, making, margin, seasonal
    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 3,460
    01-07-2018, 11:06 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,025
    01-05-2018, 01:57 PM Go to last post
  13. Training young people

    Started by Bondo, 12-27-2017 03:15 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    people, welding, training, large, money
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 1,949
    01-05-2018, 12:37 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,002
    01-04-2018, 02:25 PM Go to last post
  14. Cool Ask me anything IT related

    Started by makezee, 10-23-2016 04:46 PM
    17 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 17
    • Replies: 321
    • Views: 30,873
    01-04-2018, 11:13 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 2,653
    01-04-2018, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  15. Prime Contract

    Started by mariannerolfe, 01-03-2018 01:22 AM
    contract, contracting, multi, prime
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 561
    01-03-2018, 02:13 AM Go to last post
  16. New scam for shop owners...via text/email?

    Started by jamscal, 12-12-2017 05:54 AM
    back, credit, hear, service, text
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,617
    01-02-2018, 01:08 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 594
    01-01-2018, 10:13 PM Go to last post
  17. Tips on hiring machinist/mechanic/welder/electical guy

    Started by SBAER, 12-05-2017 08:29 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    business, find, guy, things, work
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 4,144
    01-01-2018, 01:45 PM Go to last post
  18. Trade language, correct designations, do you care?

    Started by Mechanola, 12-16-2017 07:50 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    english, ring, screw, slide, things
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 3,082
    01-01-2018, 12:29 PM Go to last post
  19. Machinery/electrical plan for new shop

    Started by Cannonmn, 12-16-2017 01:37 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,437
    01-01-2018, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  20. Business Loan for New Home Shop

    Started by goldenfab, 12-28-2017 03:44 PM
    build, business, house, loan, shop
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,178
    12-31-2017, 09:31 AM Go to last post
  21. Moved: Mastercam vs. Esprit for overall CAM system

    Started by Quadjay, 12-29-2017 07:29 AM
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  22. Sold business - I'm out, but THANKS to all

    Started by barbter, 12-19-2017 04:25 PM
    broke, business, hours, working, years
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,139
    12-24-2017, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  23. What is customary?

    Started by moto367, 12-22-2017 08:10 PM
    alloy, gave, parts, screw, shop
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,261
    12-24-2017, 06:36 AM Go to last post
  24. Profit Margins and Transparent Estimate Calculations

    Started by John1515, 12-14-2017 12:01 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    $xxx, estimate, job, margins, profit
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 2,453
    12-24-2017, 02:39 AM Go to last post
  25. A thanks to a insurance company.

    Started by scadvice, 12-23-2017 12:35 PM
    downtime, insurance, partner, sentry, shop
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 730
    12-23-2017, 12:43 PM Go to last post
  26. Who are you buying electricity from, and what are you paying?

    Started by Mud, 12-19-2017 07:45 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    contract, deals, default, paying, short
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,722
    12-23-2017, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  27. Using You tube links on your website

    Started by RJT, 12-18-2017 09:58 AM
    capabilities, permission, tube, video, website
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 636
    12-20-2017, 03:29 PM Go to last post
  28. Shop On Retainer

    Started by behindpropellers, 12-18-2017 04:59 PM
    company, equipment, machine, retainer, shop
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,078
    12-19-2017, 06:28 PM Go to last post
  29. Business Doing Well, Having Trouble Running It....

    Started by Econdron, 05-08-2017 04:04 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    day, feel, started, things, work
    • Replies: 96
    • Views: 11,514
    12-19-2017, 03:50 PM Go to last post
  30. Health Insurance Check in . . .

    Started by motion guru, 11-15-2017 06:45 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    age, employee, employees, half, insurance
    • Replies: 73
    • Views: 5,089
    12-19-2017, 02:04 PM Go to last post
  31. Print with multiple locations of a single feature...now what?

    Started by SIM, 12-13-2017 07:52 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 1,893
    12-19-2017, 08:30 AM Go to last post
  32. Still going w/ "trash" machines 3 yrs on- a commentary on privilege and work

    Started by geardoc, 06-13-2014 06:42 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 129
    • Views: 19,588
    12-15-2017, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  33. Who here has constructive philosophy regarding taxes?

    Started by oompa, 11-30-2017 09:25 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    business, llc, mind, shop, taxes
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,057
    12-14-2017, 01:56 PM Go to last post
  34. Management Fads, SPC, TQM, 5S, Lean....

    Started by CarbideBob, 11-02-2015 08:16 PM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 8
    books, good, make, talk, world
    • Replies: 145
    • Views: 17,880
    12-14-2017, 09:12 AM Go to last post
  35. Transit T250 as shop truck

    Started by AndyF, 12-07-2017 08:58 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 2,492
    12-14-2017, 04:53 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,750
    12-10-2017, 02:39 PM Go to last post

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