The Fab Lab
Interview – Pricing Your Work with Ed Young – Fabricator Coach

Interview – Pricing Your Work with Ed Young – Fabricator Coach

June 17, 2022

Have you raised your prices?  Are you raising your prices?  Does the topic of raising your price cause you to sweat and worry about what your customers might say?

Well, no matter how you answer those questions, there has never been a better time or a better reason to raise your prices…and it's not just because costs keep going up.

Your work is worth it!  The customer values what you do for them and they will pay more!  You need to maximize pricing and profit!  You can!

In this episode, we discuss the topic in detail with guest coach (and one-time Fab Lab guest host) Ed Young of fabricatorscoach.com

You can read his recent article on pricing here: https://fabricatorscoach.com/how-much-work-can-your-shop-handle/

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Enjoy and happy fabricating!

Redlined to Relaxed (Are you redlined? Pt 2)

Redlined to Relaxed (Are you redlined? Pt 2)

June 10, 2022

Ready to grow beyond the “redlined existence”?  Would you like a more relaxed pace as you lead and manage your stone shop? 

The way you get there is to first operate the engine at the Power Band instead of the Redline, and then to shift through the following 3 gears:

  1. Delegator
  2. Discipler
  3. Dreamer

As you grow your skill in these areas, your business can grow with less reliance on you, freeing you up to experience the best part of owning a business!

Enjoy!

 

Click here to use my free Stone Shop Business Assessment tool.

 

Want to explore coaching with me in a complimentary no strings attached 90-minute coaching experience? Click here…it might just change your life and revolutionize your business!

 

And you can download the first 3 chapters of my book, Less Chaos More Cash at aaroncrowley.com

 

Happy Fabricating!

Are you Redlined? – Pt 1

Are you Redlined? – Pt 1

June 6, 2022

Are you a doer, director, or dictator?  In this episode, we assess each stage (or gear) and how the redline effect happens at each stage.  We also discuss how to escape the redline experience so you can get your life and your profits back!

 

Click here for my free Stone Shop Assessment Tool.

 

Want to explore coaching with me in a complimentary no strings attached 90-minute coaching experience?  Click here…it might just change your life and revolutionize your business!

 

And you can download the first 3 chapters of my book, Less Chaos More Cash at aaroncrowley.com 

 

Happy Fabricating!

Your Business – Engine For Wealth Creation

Your Business – Engine For Wealth Creation

May 27, 2022

Your stone shop is an incredible asset.  It is an “engine” that has the potential to provide you with massive wealth creation opportunities!  But it must be maintained and cared for. 

Is your stone shop, your wealth creation engine a well-oiled machine?  Or is it red-lined and at the risk of overheating?

Either way, this episode begins a short series on how to “shift through the gears” as an owner of a stone shop!

Click here to take the Stone Shop Assessment.

Click here if you would like to schedule a complimentary 90 coaching experience with Aaron.

Shrink and Grow Rich

Shrink and Grow Rich

May 20, 2022

High demand and lack of labor running you ragged as you make up the difference?  Thinking that growing might be the answer to your challenges?  It might be.

But what if there is another way to reduce stress and higher profits?

Well in this episode, I suggest a highly controversial approach:

  1. Shrink your capacity and headcount
  2. Shrink the number of tasks you must perform thru delegation

Both of these tactics will result in higher profits and less stress!

Enjoy and happy fabricating!

 

If you would like to take advantage of a complimentary 90-minute coaching experience,

Click here and tell me about your business and we will schedule a no strings attached coaching session!

 

Click here to read the original article in the SRG.

 

Visit aaroncrowley.com and download the first 3 chapters of Less Chaos More Cash for FREE!

Leading Indicators and Crystal Balls

Leading Indicators and Crystal Balls

May 13, 2022

Economic forecasts are essential and smart business owners pay attention to them.

But those forecasts can be too general and there can be enough lag in when they are made available to render them obsolete.

As such, smart stone shop owners must look to data inside their own business to use as leading indicators.

In this episode, we discuss leading indicators that don’t serve us well, and the one that does: Quote Volume and Closed Sales.

Enjoy!

 

Click here if you’d like to meet with Aaron in a 90-minute complimentary coaching experience…and talk about implementing this critical strategy in your stone business!

 

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Interview – Economist Eric Post of ITR Economics

Interview – Economist Eric Post of ITR Economics

May 6, 2022

Interview with the Director of Research and Development, Eric Post of ITR Economics

Want to know what's happening and what’s going to happen?  We don’t have a crystal ball, but we do have a great economist from ITR Economics on the show today and he provides some fantastic insight as well as encouraging news for those of us in the stone business.

As one of ITR Economics’ senior economists, Eric Post manages the Reports Team subscriptions Team. Through his forecasting and proofing roles, Eric ensures the quality of our forecast reports and subscription products, which apprise our clients of the current and upcoming macro-and microeconomic trends that will impact their businesses.

Eric holds a degree in economics and mathematics from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. After graduating, he worked at the economic consulting firm Cornerstone Research for five years, focusing on securities litigation and quantitative investment funds. He went on to earn his master’s degree in teaching with a focus on mathematics before joining the ITR Economics team.

ABOUT ITR ECONOMICS

Founded in 1948, ITR Economics is the oldest privately held, continuously operating economic research and consulting firm in the United States. With a long-term accuracy rating of 94.7%, ITR Economics has forecasted major economic events such as the Great Recession of 2008 years in advance.

ITR provides reliable industry and company forecasts tailored to clients’ needs. ITR Economics also offers economic webinars, subscription periodicals, consultative reports, and data-collection services.

Our team of business-minded economists are skilled at translating outlooks to “what this means for your business strategy.” They can consult with your leadership teams regarding the outlook and assist in identifying ways you can use the outlook in your resource planning, budgeting, and sales goals.

Enjoy and Happy Fabricating!

Want to explore coaching with Aaron Crowley?  Click Here for a 90-minute complimentary coaching experience!

 

Or visit aaroncrowley.com to get Aaron’s book!

Costly Mistakes - Reaction vs Response

Costly Mistakes - Reaction vs Response

April 22, 2022

There is a huge distinction between a knee-jerk reaction and a conditioned response when it comes to overcoming oversights, mistakes, and remakes.

It’s the difference between chronically fixing the same problems over and over and going nuts while you do it, and solving those problems once and for all so you can attend to more important matters.

Enjoy and Happy Fabricating!

 

Interested in coaching?  Click here for a complimentary 90-minute coaching experience.

Or visit aaroncrowley.com  to check out my book and download the first 3 chapters for free!

Interview – All Slab Fabber Founder – Chris Hildebrand

Interview – All Slab Fabber Founder – Chris Hildebrand

April 15, 2022

Chris Hildebrand is a very busy guy, he runs the All Slab Fabbers, reps for 2 different equipment manufactures (Sasso and BBM), and oh by the way, he also owns a very successful stone shop in Aitken, South Carolina.

 

His story will inspire you if your goal is to build a successful stone business that runs without you being there 24/7.

 

Enjoy!

 

Aaron

 

If you would like to explore how coaching can transform your stone business experience, click here to schedule a 90 minute complimentary coaching experience with me.

 

Or visit aaroncrowley.com  to download the first 3 chapters of my book Less Chaos More Cash for free!

A Tale of Two Owners

A Tale of Two Owners

April 15, 2022

Delegator or Doer… Which owner are you?  Which do you aspire to be?

The difference between a “delegator” and a “doer” has massive significance to your business and your quality of life.  We talk about each in the episode of the fab lab podcast!

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