Did You Know?Before promoting your business, your first priority should be to produce some engraving samples for your showroom. Try simple items first and make items appropriate to your market. Then, when a customer enters your showroom, they'll have an idea of what can be done. Don't forget to let them take an engraved sample home, something they'll use like a key ring or business card holder.
Did You Know?Some very large and successful engraving businesses are built engraving items that are very small. For example, name badges. Your customers need name badges every time a new employee is hired, every time a badge is lost or damaged, or possibly every time they attend a trade show.
Did You Know?Pricing laser or rotary engraving jobs is relatively simple as long as you know the 4 basic requirements.
Know how many pieces you are going to engrave. This is so you can calculate the time necessary to complete the job.
Know how much material you are going to need. This is so you can calculate your cost of material for the job.
Know whether you are going to design any logos or artwork. This is so you can calculate your creative input. Remember, this takes time and your time is money.
Know what minimum you are going to charge. This is so you can calculate the basic amount you need just to set up a job. After all, small jobs take more time than we may think.