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.
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.
1. Know how many pieces you are going to engrave. This is so you can
calculate the time necessary to complete the job.
2. Know how much material you are going to need. This is so you can
calculate your cost of material for the job.
3. 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.
4. 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.