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I have been working feverishly for the past week to put together a new blog and website. It’s called “BobWarfield.com“, and I could really use a little help with it. But first, let me tell you what it’s all about and why I created the site.
As you, my loyal readers, will…
Good news, I’m extending our Spring Sale one more week–it ends Friday, April 14.
Until then, you can save 15% off every piece of CNC Software we offer. Some of the best deals are listed on our CNC Software Sale page.
Remember, the sale prices don’t show up until you get into the shopping cart,…
Desperate to find marketing help for your small business? I don’t blame you. It’s really tough to do. Almost impossible, in fact.
Your choices are not happy ones:
Go with the Big Name Firm, realizing that you’re such a small fish to them you’re going to get their B-, C-, or even the D-Team working…
For those of you who desperately want to start your own business, I want to caution you about the worst possible thing you will be tempted to do:
You are going to want to quit your Day Job and go all in. Don’t do it!
I know. I know.
The classic image of the entrepreneur…
What if you threw a party and nobody came?
My wife and I love to entertain. We throw lots of parties, and are famous in our town for certain themed parties we do every year. The parties are always well attended and we have met many new people as our friends bring their friends to…
I read a great quote somewhere:
Making good decisions requires experience. Experience requires making bad decisions.
I’ve been an entrepreneur who has constantly been starting new businesses across my 30+ year long career. I’ve found that quote to be true, if a little painful to actually live through.
Netflix founder was one of my mentors……
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Note: I am bumping this back to the top of the articles for another week as I’d like to get more participation in the survey (see below). If you’ve tried one of these services, please tell us about your experiences in the survey.…
Dude, have you seen what these CNC machines cost?
CNC is one of my favorite things in the world, and it is amazing that an individual these days can actually have a full-blown CNC machine that’s more powerful than the machines used to put men on the moon right in their own garage. Heck, they’re…
Which machine is better for your business, Machine A or Machine B?
We’ve all been there–pouring over machine catalogs and specifications. This one is so cool–the spindle goes 86 zillion rpms, the rapids are faster than light speed, and the tool changer, oh my, THE TOOLCHANGER!!!
But is the biggest baddest machining center always the…
Did you ever hit a tough problem in the shop, one where nobody seemed to know what to do, and all of a sudden someone came forward and saved the day?
Those kind of incidents are what elevate some players over others in the workplace. Nothing like saving the bacon because you have some scarce…
Thought I’d share this Podcast Interview Bill Griggs did with me for CNCRouterTips.com:
[Podcast: Finding Your Audience With Bob Warfield]
It touches on how I got into CNC, how CNCCookbook started, and a number of other things.
Bill is great fun to talk to. He writes about CNC Routers, CNC Businesses, and is generally a…
Custom tailoring: it’s above my pay grade, but those who can afford it say it is absolutely the best. Far better than buying off-the-rack clothing.
Private lessons are a little more within reach, and I’ve had the pleasure of private tutors from time to time. They beat being part of a classroom with lots of…
Have you dreamed of starting your own business? What challenges do you think you’d face?
I’ve been an entrepreneur all my life: CNCCookbook is the 4th startup company I’ve founded, and I’ve been an executive at 4 more startups on top of those. Over 2 million CNC’ers just like you come to our web site…
What are the 11 Most Interesting Pages on CNCCookbook, and how would I know?
There are a LOT of articles here on CNCCookbook. We get 3 million visitors a year checking out roughly 2000 different articles. To be interesting, we figured a page should draw the reader on as well as keeping their interest. So,…
One of the best ways to learn how to make your business more successful is to study the practices of other businesses, especially successful businesses. Being aware of what other businesses do and comparing your business to them goes under a lot of names, but two you’ll hear often are Benchmarking and Best Practices.