Wow, that is a great looking piece! You have carved out a particular market segment and word is spreading. That's really good marketing in action. I wonder if there are Polish clubs and organizations elsewhere across the country? I'd consider searching out every facebook group that's for Polish members, joining and posting pictures of your projects whenever you do a new one. Don't write an advertisement, share a little about your Polish background, where your family once lived, any other information you can glean. And add a picture. People who want something like this will contact you by PM. Sometimes you can just ask for people, say, who lived in your parents home village, if they have pictures of the place then or now. Participate just for fun and watch out for opportunities to go to Polish gatherings, where you can exhibit or just go and have some fun and good food. Man, you've really done this well. You can be as busy as you want, charge more for commercial signs. Maybe train someone to operate your CNC so you don't have to wear yourself out. I love it.
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Dr T ............ Appreciate the kind words. But I'm not even Polish. Not one bit. My neighbor is and had me make him one, and said they would sell. Didn't believe him, but tried it. I've been told more than once to get a Facebook something or other. I know I should, but really don't know how to go about it. I don't want a personal FB page. A shop one would be ok, I guess.
And yes, there are Polish organizations in most major cities across the country. During the holidays, I ship more to the east coast than anywhere else.
Guess it's a matter of how involved I want to get doing this. We do the 2 biggest Polish festivals locally and a couple of the bigger arts and crafts shows. That's about all I care to do. It would be nice to do a few orders a week, but it never happens that way. Either I get snowed under with orders, or nothing. Of course, that gives me time to restock some things.
Wife says no more employees or outside space or company vehicles. You get the idea. She hated the hassle when we did have the old company. Besides, I'm supposed to be retired.
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