What Can You Learn from Machine Shops to Help Your Web Business Run Better

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Generally, people don’t associate web businesses and machine shops, but we see some overlap across successful businesses in terms of how they conduct their business. Entrepreneurs who run web-based businesses sometimes forget that there’s a lot to learn from traditional businesses such as the often-overlooked machine shops, cafes, or Laundromats.

It doesn’t matter whether a business is web-based a machine shop, It can become successful only with the right kind of specialists working on things. Most often, we don’t find a single man or woman who runs a well-known machine shop all by themselves, unless the shop is highly specific and caters to a specific user group and the expert is willing to handle all the nuances of running a business alongside the technical minutia.

The same goes for your web businesses as well. You can’t expect web businesses to thrive without having the right expertise in web design, marketing, product development, and the other important tasks that help make your business a success. You should never be spending an hour doing something half baked, while a specialist will be able to do that in 5 minutes producing a much higher quality of the result. It’s just not about efficient business alone.

Let us look at the things you can learn from a machine shop.

Having the right tools

When you go to a machine shop, you would expect to see the appropriate welding equipment in place, and the one without it, can’t get very far. However, the sad reality is that many online businesses try to succeed in having anything more than some hope and a website. You shouldn’t just be worrying about the product and the tools to produce them alone.

Welding Industry

Think of a machine shop, It requires welding equipment and other tools such as welders for sale. It doesn’t end there, it requires other tools such as customer management tools, tools for logistics management, tools for keeping employees organized and even tools for managing payroll.

It becomes very important to empower your business and employees with the right tools that are necessary for their work and that helps them to multiply their effort efficiently, so that you will be able to deliver products and your services on-time, efficiently, and to the delight of your customer.

For a web-based business, this would mean a bare minimum of the right kind of analytics tools and other equipment that help them to understand how people will be engaging with your site. It will also mean other tools such as marketing automation, tools for efficient social media engagement, tools for organizing paid advertisements.

Clear value

A successful machine shop should be able to provide clear value over its other competitors as soon as possible. This becomes especially crucial when you consider customers who don’t get the finer details of what they’re looking for. Similarly, a web-based business that is not able to quickly convince their customers about what it offers and how it’s worth their time in the vast sea of internet businesses won’t be going very far.


I hope this article was useful for you to learn more about running your web-based business and what you can learn from offline businesses. There are so many possibilities that are unlocked with the help of this.

Make the most out of it. If you have any doubts with regard to this, let us know through the comments and we will be glad to help you out. If you have any suggestions regarding how we can improve the article, let us know them through the comments as well for us to improve.


Vishal Gaikar

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