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  1. Business cards – who uses and who has?

    Started by Gordon B. Clarke, 08-14-2018 01:22 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 1,635
    08-16-2018, 05:15 AM Go to last post
  2. Quotes For Manufacturing- Not "Quotes"

    Started by allloutmx, 08-04-2018 10:51 AM
    end, late, manufacturing, quotes, rush
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,483
    08-15-2018, 09:50 AM Go to last post
  3. Interesting concept for new business and product development

    Started by JimGlass, 07-05-2014 03:05 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 5,019
    08-14-2018, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  4. Is everyone's postal service as bad as our's?

    Started by 9100, 08-11-2018 08:51 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 79
    • Views: 2,248
    08-14-2018, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  5. Job Shop with low production

    Started by drom68, 08-09-2018 06:47 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 2,229
    08-13-2018, 03:39 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 702
    08-12-2018, 10:47 PM Go to last post
  6. What to do if a machine maker fails to deliver. AKA I jot ripped off.

    Started by pagoda, 08-03-2018 11:21 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    airwaves, factual, info, machine, send
    • Replies: 101
    • Views: 5,277
    08-09-2018, 10:32 AM Go to last post
  7. Morris Midwest

    Started by TimD, 03-13-2017 03:19 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    machine, midwest, milwaukee, morris, okuma
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 9,419
    08-09-2018, 08:56 AM Go to last post
  8. Importing from China - Payment Terms?

    Started by Ox, 08-07-2018 07:38 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 1,521
    08-08-2018, 10:37 PM Go to last post
  9. Quotation Tracking and Analysis

    Started by machinesurf, 03-29-2018 01:58 AM
    dimensions, material, quotations, spreadsheets, track
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 907
    08-08-2018, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  10. Employee Salesperson Commision Rates

    Started by msmco, 08-08-2018 06:44 AM
    based, commission, job, pays, rate
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 354
    08-08-2018, 03:52 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 188
    08-07-2018, 06:01 PM Go to last post
  11. Finance? Lease or Borrow? Pro's and Con's

    Started by mitty38382, 12-21-2006 04:57 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 4,629
    08-07-2018, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  12. Where to list business for sale to small shops or at home machinist?

    Started by WCRiot, 07-29-2018 11:33 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    business, profit, revenue, sell, small
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 2,279
    08-06-2018, 09:57 AM Go to last post
  13. Insurance for the Shop

    Started by INDmachine, 07-31-2018 09:46 AM
    building, business, commercial, insurance, property
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 584
    08-05-2018, 01:37 PM Go to last post
  14. So here I am 52, no children, what to do with my stuff

    Started by kustomizer, 06-06-2018 07:44 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 133
    • Views: 10,116
    08-04-2018, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  15. Stupidest thing an employee ever said

    Started by hesstool, 10-25-2008 02:14 PM
    21 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 21
    • Replies: 419
    • Views: 72,660
    08-02-2018, 11:04 AM Go to last post
  16. Why is working off the clock a problem?

    Started by 9100, 07-28-2018 10:59 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 69
    • Views: 3,596
    08-02-2018, 11:03 AM Go to last post
  17. OT: Crap business owners are magnets for

    Started by Oldwrench, 07-31-2018 12:50 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,618
    08-02-2018, 06:03 AM Go to last post
  18. How do you determine how well your shop is doing by gut or numbers?

    Started by Jetrocket, 07-16-2018 06:58 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    curiosity, determine, gut, numbers, shop
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 2,353
    08-01-2018, 04:58 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 2,968
    08-01-2018, 06:15 AM Go to last post
  19. Exploring Financing Options As A Small Business

    Started by allloutmx, 01-22-2016 05:39 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    business, cam, dollar, loan, seat
    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 7,280
    08-01-2018, 06:03 AM Go to last post
  20. Source For Resharping Carbide Drills

    Started by munruh, 04-07-2018 12:31 PM
    carbide, drills, place, resharp, send
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,593
    07-31-2018, 10:13 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 3,135
    07-28-2018, 07:20 AM Go to last post
  21. Surplus Cash Management Strategies?

    Started by Machinery_E, 03-17-2017 09:52 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    bank, cash, interest, making, money
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 5,534
    07-27-2018, 10:26 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,625
    07-25-2018, 01:30 PM Go to last post
  22. Addressing customers that don't follow instructions

    Started by mjk, 07-18-2018 09:14 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 62
    • Views: 4,308
    07-24-2018, 04:08 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 3,151
    07-21-2018, 08:18 PM Go to last post
  23. Xometry-Who is doing it?

    Started by sknies, 06-25-2018 11:48 AM
    making, money, recent, reviews, wheels
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,879
    07-21-2018, 03:12 PM Go to last post
  24. I could use some fatherly advise...

    Started by Jashley73, 07-18-2018 05:35 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    family, home, job, people, work
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 2,273
    07-21-2018, 12:58 PM Go to last post
  25. non-compete Agreements

    Started by Flute Maker, 03-15-2018 10:22 PM
    agreement, agreements, find, non-compete, place
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,713
    07-18-2018, 08:57 PM Go to last post
  26. Encouraging apprentices to make their own tools.

    Started by otrlt, 02-11-2017 11:40 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 83
    • Views: 8,851
    07-16-2018, 07:21 PM Go to last post
  27. Son is moving on. Need to hire new help. Best method for job posting?

    Started by wrustle, 02-06-2018 10:25 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 108
    • Views: 12,546
    07-15-2018, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  28. Issue with the MSC Direct website

    Started by clarnibass, 07-09-2018 08:33 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,918
    07-15-2018, 09:35 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,048
    07-14-2018, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  29. Air Conditioning for Small Shop--Window Units vs Something Else

    Started by munruh, 06-03-2018 08:55 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 4,252
    07-07-2018, 04:38 PM Go to last post
  30. Role definition - foreman - service manager

    Started by Stirling, 07-04-2018 01:25 PM
    buissness, role, roles, separate, service
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 570
    07-04-2018, 04:01 PM Go to last post
  31. What bank do you guys use?

    Started by TiTillIdie, 06-28-2018 08:02 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bank, big, business, card, credit
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 1,904
    07-02-2018, 06:18 PM Go to last post
  32. How to bring heat treating in house.

    Started by Dualkit, 06-25-2018 10:43 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    gas, heat, oven, treating, wondering
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 2,952
    06-30-2018, 11:03 PM Go to last post
  33. Wanting to start a small shop, common question I'm sure, advice appreciated!

    Started by RevK, 10-20-2016 09:21 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    job, machines, miss, shop, working
    • Replies: 97
    • Views: 20,396
    06-28-2018, 05:39 PM Go to last post

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