July 3, 2022 | Bill Esler
In this podcast episode, host Ethan Abramson sits down with Woodshop Mike, aka Mike Poorman, owner of the Georgia-based furniture company that shares his online handle, Woodshop Mike.
Poorman’s shop is located in Georgia, but his reach goes far beyond. He has set up his business not only as a custom furniture company, but as a business with multiple income streams, generated from the projects he’s building. Working this way, he ensures that even if client work is slow, he never has slow time in the shop.
Poorman is also an influential force among fellow professional woodworkers, with an online presence followed by tens of thousands on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. His step-by-step videos, projects plans, and custom-designed shop tools and aids are popular sellers.
Woodshop Mike is among the 20 popular online industry personalities that you can meet at IWF 2022 August 23-36 in Atlanta, at the Woodworking Influencers Lounge, sponsored by Shaper Tools at Booth A10620.
Follow along as Poorman talks about how he grew his business from a period that seemed at the time to be a complete life disaster, into the successful company it is today. We discuss the importance of face to face meetings, how to make a contract that protects your business, and how Poorman is able to collect 75 percent upfront for his furniture pieces.
In each edition of IWF Network News, Building a Furniture Brand host Ethan Abramson talks to your favorite furniture makers and woodworking professionals to give you a look at the business behind the furniture and cabinetry business.
International Woodworking Fair
August 6–9, 2024
8:30 AM–5:00 PM
8:30 AM–2:00 PM
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30313
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