The business of the business of machining podcast (you read that right)
Although the podcast is first and foremost a conversation,
the Johns realize its potential to evolve.
Saunders gushes over his MHUB Chicago experience. To be clear, MHUB isn't JUST a maker's space. MHUB provides framework for businesses to succeed as well as make products!
This year, in lieu of a traditional open house, NYC CNC and MHUB present the Manufacturing Entrepreneurship Summit (MES) a day before IMTS (America's Largest Trade Show). MES will be Sunday, September 9th, 2018 and it's FREE!
"I want to earn enough to justify the lifestyle I want to live--that is, farting around a machine shop!" - Saunders
Grimsmo determines that constant improvement does NOT equal progress. There's always room for improvement but does it get you closer to your goal? Sometimes Tie Fighters get in the way and other times, they are exactly what you need.
Boxes, Bubble Wrap and Tape: A Medium for Messages?
Unfortunately, your product isn't the only thing that speaks to your reputation. Speaking of tape, find out WHY a gummy tape dispenser leaves Saunders wanting to crawl into a hole.
GK's newest employee and SMW's BOSS Laser Cutter.
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The Business of Machining Podcast has hit the big 5.0.! That is, their 50th episode.
Hunger: A Common Denominator for Successful Entrepreneurs
Success requires more than making a product. Remember: You are not an island and neither is your business.
Why are you an entrepreneur, anyway?
Let’s just say, it’s not REALLY about the money...or is it?
Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh offers insights.
Get a copy here.
What would THAT GUY do?
Building relationships lets you climb inside the mind of someone else. Instead of making decisions based on emotion, removing yourself from the equation proves worthwhile.
A NEW SAGA EMERGES: Norseman Fixtures
“It’s like putting all of your eggs in one basket...but it’s a SWEET basket.” Check out Grimsmo’s Fixturing Strategies here. #worthit
Creating fixtures could benefit you! So, now’s the time to get schooled.
Register HERE for the February 2018 - Fixturing & Workholding Class
When Your Coolant Isn’t Cool Anymore
Grimsmo replaces his 2.5 year-old coolant and makes a 50 lb (23 kg) discovery that’s been hiding.
Saunders gets a new Skimmer! You can see which one here.
Getting Views VS. Providing Content You Want To Provide
The pressure of expectation runs high but at the end of the day, it’s about being true to yourself.
Grimsmo’s doing it right!
Check out the new GK FOAM CUTTING VIDEO!
Dreaming of Air Bearings
Air bearings do what? Keep Grimsmo up all night, apparently!
Every Minute Counts
Customer service inefficiencies suck away time and get Saunders into a funk. While some things are out of your control; one thing is certain: you do have the ability to make your own happiness.
Accounting - KNOW YOUR TICKS AND BOBS!
Saunders and Grimsmo discuss pros and cons of accounting software such as Chase, Xero, Wave, and QuickBooks. Software is definitely not "one size fits all."
“Any process only works as good as you use it.” - Grimsmo
You might know your goals but do you know what they aren’t? Grimsmo and Saunders reflect on how success has impacted their work/life balance.
Getting FIRED = better leadership?
Grimsmo contemplates batching parts to free up the lathe for exciting new products. Finally, if you'd like to become a patron, visit the Business of Machining Podcast Patreon!
Guest series - Once a month, a guest from the machining industry will hop on board!