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  1. Question How to start a business? Machine first or connection first?

    Started by socrates1, 11-21-2021 08:01 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    buy, connections, find, machine, start
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 4,810
    12-02-2021, 10:07 PM Go to last post
  2. QB users changes from stand alone

    Started by mjk, 11-29-2021 08:29 PM
    accounting, internet, software, stand, year
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 619
    12-02-2021, 06:37 PM Go to last post
  3. European CE certification nonsense

    Started by AgnewBlues, 12-02-2021 11:07 AM
    parts, make, sending, certified, product
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 329
    12-02-2021, 03:28 PM Go to last post
  4. How to move on from a vital position?

    Started by TheMachinist27, 11-19-2021 05:10 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    company, i’m, shop, work, years
    • Replies: 58
    • Views: 6,999
    12-02-2021, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  5. OT: Material price comparison across multiple vendors.

    Started by Knn, 11-29-2021 03:41 PM
    input, materials, program, query, vendors
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 750
    12-02-2021, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  6. Own product make in house or send it out?

    Started by turnworks, 11-29-2021 04:20 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    full, make, margin, product, time
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 2,282
    12-02-2021, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  7. Interested in acquiring a established machine shop

    Started by AmbysMachineBiz, 11-21-2021 02:54 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    acquisition, business, machine, machine shops, shop
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 4,312
    12-02-2021, 06:34 AM Go to last post
  8. Valuation for My Shop - EBITDA Multiple

    Started by mfg911, 11-30-2021 02:17 PM
    business, ebitda, income, information, multiples
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,163
    12-01-2021, 01:11 PM Go to last post
  9. LLC taxed as S Corp-I screwed up didnt I?

    Started by pgmrmike, 11-24-2021 03:34 PM
    corp, made, tax, taxed, year
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,885
    12-01-2021, 10:06 AM Go to last post
  10. Bad luck hiring experienced employees

    Started by g0Jack, 11-03-2021 11:22 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    employee, employees, experience, hiring, machinist
    • Replies: 70
    • Views: 9,612
    12-01-2021, 03:45 AM Go to last post
  11. Anodizing- Bringing it in house?

    Started by Pete Deal, 11-24-2021 08:57 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 3,244
    11-30-2021, 01:06 PM Go to last post
  12. Small Business loans in So Cal, any recommendations?

    Started by Temo, 11-30-2021 12:51 AM
    cal, call, face, recommendations, small
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 335
    11-30-2021, 12:51 AM Go to last post
  13. How to train employees?

    Started by Stoney83, 11-01-2021 06:25 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    ago, fixture, stuff, time, tool
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 4,393
    11-26-2021, 08:41 PM Go to last post
  14. ERP systems

    Started by texasmci, 10-02-2021 11:02 PM
    costs, erp, jobboss, orders, purchasing
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,838
    11-26-2021, 06:29 PM Go to last post
  15. Question Why does everyone look for a "do everything software"?

    Started by nell209, 11-22-2021 03:40 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    erp, job, scheduling, shop management, software
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,827
    11-25-2021, 11:33 PM Go to last post
  16. best plan to sell off entire shop?

    Started by vanguard machine, 10-07-2021 09:43 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    thousands, sell, tooling, thinking, consumables
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 7,915
    11-23-2021, 02:47 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 596
    11-22-2021, 04:06 PM Go to last post
  17. rubber roof

    Started by roll maker, 10-29-2021 09:36 AM
    require, roof, roofing, rubber, square
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,354
    11-21-2021, 01:04 PM Go to last post
  18. Erp

    Started by Daniel Wheeler, 11-09-2021 07:45 PM
    don’t, erp, i’ve, thought, today
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,168
    11-20-2021, 02:48 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 573
    11-19-2021, 05:48 PM Go to last post
  19. Cnc setup

    Started by DLodge, 11-16-2021 06:41 PM
    cnc, long, setup, setups, volunteered
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,153
    11-18-2021, 12:11 PM Go to last post
  20. Company Fined by OSHA After Worker Death Due to COVID

    Started by standardparts, 10-23-2021 07:41 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 7,244
    11-17-2021, 11:18 PM Go to last post
  21. Possible DropBox Download Malice Ware?

    Started by Ox, 11-17-2021 10:28 AM
    boy, dot.com, dropbox, open, sender
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 539
    11-17-2021, 12:06 PM Go to last post
  22. company online reviews

    Started by chuckg7442, 11-08-2021 12:13 PM
    air, company, forum, online, reviews
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,253
    11-17-2021, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  23. What are some habits/traits that have cost you too much?

    Started by turnworks, 11-04-2021 07:13 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    cost, issue, parts, shotgun, style
    • Replies: 78
    • Views: 6,927
    11-17-2021, 09:43 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 66
    • Views: 5,613
    11-15-2021, 01:35 PM Go to last post
  24. setting up a new cnc machine shop

    Started by mdmays1987, 11-01-2021 02:43 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 4,547
    11-14-2021, 12:03 AM Go to last post
  25. Short/Long term future of manual/repair shops?

    Started by Garwood, 10-18-2021 02:33 PM
    26 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 26
    • Replies: 517
    • Views: 22,739
    11-13-2021, 01:03 PM Go to last post
  26. Offer to buy.

    Started by 10 fingers, 11-12-2021 12:00 PM
    company, hearing, made, owners, shop
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,490
    11-13-2021, 10:45 AM Go to last post
  27. Need recommendation for shipping CNC machines

    Started by texasmci, 11-11-2021 05:48 PM
    air, cnc, dallas, machines, recommendations
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 664
    11-12-2021, 12:06 AM Go to last post
  28. Managing machine schedules

    Started by Strostkovy, 11-08-2021 05:12 PM
    months, orders, parts, spreadsheet, work
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,087
    11-09-2021, 07:14 PM Go to last post
  29. what am i worth?

    Started by DudeMakinChips, 11-04-2021 01:09 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    experience, naval, post, run, years
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 5,361
    11-05-2021, 03:29 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 3,262
    11-04-2021, 05:07 PM Go to last post
  30. Buying the shop I work for

    Started by tay2daizzo8, 10-18-2021 03:28 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    forward, owner, questions, sale, shop
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 5,683
    11-04-2021, 11:01 AM Go to last post
  31. Is anyone enrolled in the ‘Obamacare’ health insurance market?

    Started by Trboatworks, 02-17-2020 10:07 AM
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 11
    • Replies: 217
    • Views: 20,325
    11-03-2021, 11:08 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 732
    11-02-2021, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  32. Best starter cnc

    Started by thewynner98, 10-20-2021 12:48 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 5,276
    11-01-2021, 02:51 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,091
    11-01-2021, 05:10 AM Go to last post
  33. Heat Treating with alcohol/ethanol

    Started by xavier2089, 10-29-2021 10:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 897
    10-30-2021, 09:28 PM Go to last post
  34. 5 axis time needed ASAP

    Started by Quadjay, 10-28-2021 03:55 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 2,984
    10-30-2021, 07:30 AM Go to last post

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