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recent Inc.com article described the months since
COVID-19 hit as, " 15 years of behavior change in
30 days. " Indeed, the amount of change and adaptation our
business and personal lives have undergone would have been
unimaginable less than a year ago. The changes have been a mixed
bag; some positive (pivoting to PPE, helping others, growing new
lines of business) and many negatives (illness, layoffs, no MFA
conference!). Much of that change is likely here to stay in 2021,
including working at home, less business travel and more digital
innovations that increase our productivity. Change begets change,
and the pace is accelerating.
What hasn't changed are the fundamentals of growing and
running a successful marine business. This issue is filled with nuts
and bolts business advice and skills education that will take you into
2021 and beyond. " Finishing Touches " discusses the what, why and
how of marine trimmings to polish up projects and improve their
durability. The 2021 Time Standards Manual, developed with the
expertise of the Marine Fabricators Association, will help inform
your labor estimates for an efficient and profitable upcoming year.
Mark Hood, Hood Canvas LLC, shares his considerable expertise
in fabricating track-to-track enclosures. Terri Madden and her
daughter Alayna Wool, Sand Sea & Air Interiors, drill down into
preplanning your work in tight spaces to ensure easier installations.
And Chris Ritsema, Canvas Innovations, discusses his path to
business success by way of mentors and
must-read books.
There's an old saying, " A wind does
not break a tree that bends. " This points
to flexibility as the key to survival and
growth. But a tree's roots anchor it to the
earth. Pair your ability to change with the
fundamentals of solid business sense and
hard work, and this new year could be your
best year yet.

Elisa Bernick, Editor
+1 651 225 6924
erbernick@ifai.com

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