It has taken 15 months to reach a profit, but a Lilywood Turnings of rural Nova Scotia has made it.
“We were a bit fearful at the beginning, especially after we first went to some home shows,” Ms. MacPherson recalled. “We’d talk to a lot of people, get great feedback, but when the orders didn’t start coming in instantly, it was a little scary.”
One of the worries they had was that they wouldn’t be able to compete against big-box retailers, but it soon became obvious there was a demand for their “handmade, good-quality turnings that would last a lifetime,” Ms. MacPherson said.
- Cheap placemaking idea: instant murals - September 11, 2020
- Refilling the rural business pipeline - July 7, 2020
- Huge vacant buildings: grants to renovate? - June 9, 2020
- Economic self defense for small towns - June 7, 2020
- The best things you can do for local businesses in light of coronavirus - March 27, 2020
- How to get more parking downtown without adding any spaces - March 7, 2020
- Exact Yeti Blue mic volume and Windows settings to reduce background noise - February 17, 2020
- Getting local businesses to cooperate with you: Shop Hopping Around Brownsville - December 16, 2019
- Survey of Rural Challenges 2019 results - December 5, 2019
- Shop Indie Local adds a new twist to tired Buy Local campaigns - November 11, 2019