The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) is pleased to announce that Paul Downs will deliver the opening keynote at their 20th Anniversary Conference, which will be held March 1-2, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.
A popular speaker at woodworking industry events, Paul Downs is also a CMA member. His business started from a wish to “just make furniture” in 1986. Since then, Paul has grown his company from a single-man shop to 19 employees and he’s never made a kitchen. He will tell you what factors have led to his success including how to market over the Internet, how he hires, what he pays and how much money he takes home. In addition to running his business, Mr. Downs also began his writing career with The New York Times providing a blog called “You’re The Boss”. His book, Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business, was published in 2015 by Blue Rider Press. Now he continues to on Forbes.com about the struggles of running a small manufacturing business.
The CMA’s first-ever national conference to celebrate their 20th anniversary is appropriately themed “elevate” since it will be held in Denver. The organization hopes that attendees’ businesses will soar to new heights with what they learn and from the connections they make during the conference. You do not need to be a CMA member to attend the event, but registration for non-members does include a one-year of membership dues. For details and registration information, please visit www.cabinetmakers.org/denver
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