Survival of the Fittest – Succeeding in Today’s Economy

We all know it – the economy stinks right now. Sure, there are some areas of the country and the world where things are still okay, but for an awful lot of us, times are tough. So how do you, as a machinist survive under these conditions?

First of all, you have to be good at what you do. If you’re a mediocre machinist, odds are against you. Word of mouth is one of the best advertisements there is and when you do an outstanding job for someone, they’re going to tell their friends (maybe even their enemies) who will, hopefully, bring you business too.

Secondly, diversify. That’s right, try something new. If you’ve always worked only on small block Chevys and the work isn’t coming in, maybe you should take a look at expanding your services. Motorcycles, boats, ATVs, snowmobiles, jet skis … they all have engines. Somehow people are finding the money to fix their toys even if they’re not repairing the family auto. Take advantage of that and keep your business growing despite the economy.

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