Episode 81

81 - Business, Maker. Business Maker

Jem and Justin review 2023 and plan for 2024 - delegating growth, strategic impatience, streamlining operations, new products, improving sales.

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  • Year in Review
  • Responsible use of materials vs Lean waste
  • Plans for 2024
  • Jem – Strategic Impatience
  • Justin – Delegating Growth
  • E-myth Tasks to Positions sheet
  • Machines - Wheels off or Renew?
  • New Products?
  • Deadlines?
  • Lots of little projects
  • Filament Organization
  • Tool Reorg
  • Back on Tools
  • Solve Sales
  • Fire Ourselves
  • Jem needs Buttons
  • Chatter Sync from CNC Repair man?


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Jem Freeman

Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

Like Butter | Instagram | More Links

Justin Brouillette

Portland, Oregon, USA

PDX CNC | Instagram | More Links

About the Podcast

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Justin Brouillette (Portland CNC) and Jem Freeman (Like Butter) discuss CNC machines, their product design and manufacturing businesses, and every kind of tool that they fancy.

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Jem Freeman

Co-founder and director of Like Butter, a CNC focussed timber design and manufacturing business in their purpose-built solar-powered workshop. Castlemaine, VIC, Australia.
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Justin Brouillette

Founder of Portland CNC & Nack