Epilog Laser, a producer of flying-optics-based CO2 and fiber laser systems, has announced the publication of the "Guidebook to Starting Your Own Engraving and Cutting Business," a resource for budding entrepreneurs. Those interested can request copies by phone at 888-437-4564 or online at www.epiloglaser.com/bizguide.com.
The guide discusses the difference between franchise opportunities and business opportunities and lays a strong foundation for entrepreneurs.
"Over the years we've seen the interest in starting your own business using a laser engraving/cutting machine dramatically increase," said Mike Dean, director of sales and marketing for Epilog Laser. "With so much information available on the Web and through other resources, entrepreneurs can sometimes be overwhelmed. This guide helps lay the foundation for establishing a thriving business that allows for creativity, innovation, and, most importantly, profitability."
The 25-page guide details characteristics of a successful business owner and gives important information to help readers determine if a laser engraving business is truly right for them.
"We don't want to persuade people to enter this business if it really isn't a fit," Dean said. "So the guide is very straight forward in discussing what aspects to consider before entering this business venture."
Other topics covered in the guide include:
Earning potential using a laser
Specialization versus an extensive product line
Marketing your laser company
Creating your business plan
Financing and start up costs
Determining a business structure