It has taken 15 months to reach a profit, but a Lilywood Turnings of rural Nova Scotia has made it.
“We were a bit fearful at the beginning, especially after we first went to some home shows,” Ms. MacPherson recalled. “We’d talk to a lot of people, get great feedback, but when the orders didn’t start coming in instantly, it was a little scary.”
One of the worries they had was that they wouldn’t be able to compete against big-box retailers, but it soon became obvious there was a demand for their “handmade, good-quality turnings that would last a lifetime,” Ms. MacPherson said.
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