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Business of Machining

John Grimsmo of Grimsmo Knives and John Saunders of NYC CNC discuss their success, struggles, goals and more as machinists, business owners and entrepreneurs.
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Oct 13, 2017
New year, new approach. Grimsmo returns from CMTS; his first trade show since IMTS in 2016.
No matter how discerning you plan to be, the almighty sales pitch has the power to undermine due diligence.   
 
Click here to time travel back to IMTS 2016
 
If you're considering EDM, this one's for you.  If not, it's cool anyway. Tune in for a simple explanation of the process as well as the pros and cons.
 
For entrepreneurs, perpetual consideration of better technology and processes is crucial to success.  Any purchase must hinge on more than it being the apple of one's eye.
Saunders relays the importance of RETURN ON INVESTMENT.   
 
Machine Shop ROI Video
 
What is a BRAIN TRUST and how can you develop this invaluable resource? 
Luckily,  Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People has some advice.
 
Get the Ebook for $0.90 here
 
Fostering business relationships that produce win-win output is obvious but what happens if you focus on the INPUT? Saunders realizes he's made a mistake when he meets his anodizer.
 
Video microscope or old school like biology class?  There are benefits and drawbacks to both.   
 
Microscope on Amazon
 
"Tiiiiimmee is on my side...yes it is!" -- I THINK...
Spending time on time management?  Although it might seem counterproductive, 
tracking time is a good way to find inefficiencies.
 
Time Sheet Video on Patreon
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