Revenue-Building Tips for Cabinet Makers

Ashu Bhandari, a pro bono consultant, has helped Ismail Unerli to start and build his cabinet making company, AI Development. Ashu Bhandari has advised Mr. Unerli on client relations and business development as well as product-line diversification and other revenue-enhancing strategies.

For the independent cabinet maker, marketing to a diverse range of clients plays a key role in driving success. Many cabinet makers limit themselves to a certain niche, such as the private homeowner, but the most successful business owners understand the potential in connections with interior designers, architects, and even commercial entities with offices or storefronts. Collaborating with these professionals can also help the cabinet maker to determine the status of the local market and the potential for clients who can afford custom cabinets.

The cabinet maker must know not only who his or her customers may be but also how to reach them. Cabinet makers in other markets may be able to share marketing strategies, as may colleagues in related industries. These colleagues can also inform the cabinet maker of needs that clients in the area are looking to fill. By offering to meet these needs, which can range from achieving a popular look to adapting for family members with disabilities, a cabinet maker can target his or her services and effectively spread the word about the business.


Administrative Challenges for the New Solo Attorney

As an independent consultant, Ashu Bhandari helps entrepreneurs start their businesses. Ahsu Bhandari, who never charges for his services, supported Erika Kellerhals in the founding of Kellerhals Ferguson Fletcher Kroblin LLP.

When an attorney starts a new practice, he or she assumes many more responsibilities than the simple providence of high-quality legal services. The founder of a new practice becomes an administrator, and with that job comes hundreds of additional work hours per year in addition to the person’s practice of law. This includes staffing, accounting, and the development of a foundational business plan.

A new law practice’s business plan must include a delineation of expenses as well as an estimate of the number of necessary billable hours to generate revenue. This revenue generally comes after a thorough market analysis and the implementation plan for generating income. For most firms, income generation depends on many hours’ investment in marketing efforts. Marketing should focus on the firm’s intended area of focus, in which the firm founder should have an extremely thorough grounding. Recommendations are key to the growth of a new firm, so delivering results for clients plays the biggest part in driving early and continuing success.

Yacht Controller’s Wireless Remote Systems

In his free time, pro bono business consultant Ashu Bhandari enjoys traveling on his Jeanneau Prestige 46 Flybridge. Ashu Bhandari recently installed a wireless remote yacht controller, which he uses to steer and dock his boat.

Yacht Controller offers Dual Band and Fusion remotes, both of which enable an operator to direct movement of a boat through a device the size of a standard cellular phone. The Dual Band remote stands out for its ability to guide the boat’s entry into a slip and its tie-up, the first controller of its kind to offer both functions. The system provides full wireless control for each function.

The Dual Band system includes a waterproof transmitter and receiver as well as watertight gaskets and connections. Both the Dual Band and the new Fusion joystick-style remote utilize a dual-frequency transmission to eliminate the risk of other communications interrupting their signals. A total of 10 relays and five microprocessors provide reliable signaling, and user-friendly setup further enhances the appeal for the independent-minded yacht owner.