Jacob Baranski — Entrepreneurship comes in many shapes and sizes, from the kid with the lemonade stand in his front yard, all the way to the high-powered business leader making angel investments in companies with potential. What they all have in common is a desire to provide the public with something they may want, often something created by their own skill and ingenuity, all while turning a profit.
And an area of entrepreneurship that is seeing real growth, especially in a moment where everyone suddenly found themselves at home with a lot of time on their hands, is woodworking. Many people like me are finding themselves on the cusp of becoming ‘woodtrepreneurs’, that is, skilled craftsmen, turning their skill at woodworking into a serious business.
To me, what drives a true woodtrepreneur is a desire to provide customers with something unique, handcrafted, and of high quality that can’t be found anywhere else. In a world where almost anything can be purchased cheaply, so long as you are willing to accept that it is mass-manufactured, making and selling a woodworking product hearkens back to when the best things were made by skilled, experienced hands, one at a time.