Business Sense: 3 Ways Countertop Fabricators Can Save Money in Their Business

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware Money! There never seems to be enough of it, right? Just when you think you’re in the black, someone drops another slab or a customer complains about a job and you have to rework it for free. Now you’re actually paying to install countertops instead … Read more

Health & Safety Watch: A Safe Workplace is Sound Business

OSHA has recently updated the Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs it first released 30 years ago, to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. The new Recommended Practices have been well received by a wide variety of stakeholders and are designed to be used … Read more

Business Sense: Better Data Leads to Better Business Decisions

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware Have you ever heard the saying “garbage in, garbage out”? It’s the perfect description for when you overlook the information input part of your process. If you aren’t thinking about how and why you are entering job info into your job management system, then you … Read more

Business Sense: How to Start Streamlining Your Countertop Shop

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware Many of you already know that a growing shop comes with a few growing pains. As more business comes in, your current process (and head) becomes strained. What once worked smoothly, starts to break down. Important details get missed, customers are upset, and the stress is at … Read more

Business Sense: 7 Valuable Things We’ve Learned From Visiting Successful Countertop Shops

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware Over the last 18+ years, we’ve had many amazing opportunities to visit countertop shops. Whether it’s through a tour associated with an industry event or visiting our own awesome customers, we’re always happy to see just how creative fabricators are getting with the way they … Read more

Health & Safety Watch: Safe+Sound Week

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. This year OSHA invites companies to participate August 9-15. Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify … Read more

Business Sense: Good customer service will make you more money

by Katherine Gifford of Moraware It’s too easy to deprioritize customer service when you’re overworked and you don’t have a large enough team to step in and help. And given today’s market, when the jobs are rolling in with little effort, it’s hardly motivating to put extra work into a … Read more

Business Sense: How to Get Your Time Back With Countertop Software

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware “I am finally able to leave work and go spend time with my family!” An actual countertop fabricator said that. A few years ago Moraware asked its users how software has helped their business, and their quality of life. The answers were overwhelmingly about the … Read more

Health & Safety Watch: LATICRETE Launches ProjectSafety™ Campaign

LATICRETE, a manufacturer of construction solutions for the building industry, has launched the ProjectSafety™ campaign, a company-wide initiative that provides access to safety education and alternative installation techniques to help lower the staggering injury and ailment statistics associated with the construction industry. This industry’s workforce handles tasks that range from … Read more

Business Sense: How to Better Manage Countertop Shop Scheduling

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware What words come to mind when you think about your scheduling process? For a lot of fabricators – especially those with smaller operations – it’s chaos.  Striking the right balance of supply and demand is what scheduling is all about, but when everyone at your … Read more