Shadowboxes: Are They a Money Maker or Money Pit?


July, 2023

I have a love/hate relationship with shadowboxes; it seems like no matter what I charge, it’s never enough.

If the construction wasn’t tricky enough, like most framers, I loathe pricing shadowboxes.

So how can we make these challenging projects profitable?


Is your shop having an identity crisis?

Mirror Mirror on the wall

Mirror Mirror on the wall… who is the best frame shop of them all? Are you getting an authentic reflection of how your business is perceived by potential customers, or do you need a reality check… and maybe eyeglasses?


The 80/20 Rule; or Why Do I Have 24 Cans of Cream of Mushroom soup?

The 80-20 Rule

May, 2023

Accurate inventory accounting is the key to running a successful business. If you don’t manage your inventory, your inventory will manage you, and poor inventory management can cripple a business.

So why do I have 24 cans of cream of mushroom soup?


Small Business Survival During Tough Economic Times

Part 1: Small Business Survival During Tough Economic Times

February, March, 2023

This two-part article addresses small business survival during lean times. In this blog post, we share suggestions from financial experts to help you stay afloat and prosper during the forecasted economic storms.

Read Part I ...   Read Part II ...

Profit is Not a Dirty Word

Profit is not a dirty word

April, 2023

Is profit a dirty word? In some circles, it seems that way but, in reality, profit is what keeps businesses afloat and thriving. If you're a business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, in this article we cover six things to consider when calculating your profit margin.


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