Laser Source

Laser Source

Welcome to the Laser Source Podcast! In each episode, Alex and the gang from Laser Everything host the best podcast for growing and scaling your laser engraving business. This show is dedicated to helping you learn how to perfect your craft and take advantage of all the latest technology and techniques. So whether you want to grow your laser business or just getting into lasers for the first time this show is for you.

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May 15, 2022 70 min

Hang with us today for the 20th episode of the Laser Source podcast, LIVE!! We've got Jimmy! Kyle! Tony! Patrick! Is it criket or cri-cut? 

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    This time on the laser source podcast we're chatting with the one and only Alisha Pate, operator of the Hustle and Burn and Makertoolz facebook groups! She has a ton of insight on the state of the industry, and where professionals are going to combat competition and up their game. If you're looking to grow your laser business this is a DO NOT MISS episode!

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    In this episode special guest Wendy Phillips (PPF Laser) gives us an inside look at her opterations! We chat about her prospects, her experience with her fiber laser, her struggles getting started and how she overcame them. I think Wendy's experiece mirrors a lot of our experience when we're first trying to get started and she's got a lot to share. Get comfortable, grab some headphones and enjoy this brand new episode o...

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    We're getting together with the ENTIRE STAFF tonight for a year end celebration of Laser Everything 2021. We'll chat, answer questions, hang out, and peer into what 2022 has to offer for our amazing community of laser masters!

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    In this episode special guest Matt (MrPewPew) spills the beans on how exactly to make a profit laser engraving fundraising items for school clubs and sports. If this is something you ever thought about doing you absolutely can not miss this episode. Recording this one was a blast and Matt has a mountain of invaluable knowledge for you. We talk red tape, scaling production, websites and more. Buckle up for this awesome episode of th...

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    November 28, 2021 54 min

    On today's episode of the Laser Source podcast Tony eats a sandwhich, kyle buys a laser, and we talk L A S E R! Lightburn camera, gantry motor upgrades, co2 galvo tumblers, f-theta lens corrections, diode laser reviews and Tachy's fate are ALL covered in todays jam packed episode! Enjoy it!

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    Catching up with Patrick and Jimmy today on what's going on in their shops. Patrick is getting his products placed in MORE local stores, Jimmy is ramping up production with his new CO2 laser and experimenting with photos on acrylic. We also cover one of my favorite places to download and organize font packs as well as vector designs. All of that and more on todays episode of Laser Source!

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    Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Rich from LA Hobby Guy who hosts a rich library of content on YouTube that will help you master Lightburn quickly and efficiently. He's also got a ton of videos to get you up and running fast with cool DIY projects you can use to make money with your laser engraver. Buckle up for this awesome episode!

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    In today's very special episode of the Laser Source podcast we're joined by Jason Dorie, founder and CEO of Lightburn Software. We chat about the past, present and future of lightburn, uncover under-utilized features, talk lightburn on fiber and lightburn mobile and learn a little about the mind behind the program. Buckle up because this is an episode you do not want to miss!

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    On today's episode of the Laser Source Podcast - Zach from SouthernSmoke Engraving teaches us some powerful lessons about engraving photos. We cover everything from good technique, tips and tricks, and the power of diode lasers! Don't skip this awesome interview!

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    In this episode we're just hanging out! We just hit 5000 subscribers here on Laser Everything and my good friend Tachy wanted to celebrate with me! We're chatting about upcoming projects, scheduling, co2 galvo upgrades, channel stats and a whole lot more so don't miss this awesome episode of the Laser Source podcast!

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    In this episode we discuss how to leverage tentpole marketing strategies in conjunction with targeting holidays and annual events to drive traffic and revenue for your laser engraving business. We talk about how to plan in advance around these yearly events so that you're prepared to capitalize on the latest trends every single year!

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    Get ready for some tough love from Alex and Geo as we dive into five reasons why you're laser business may not be growing the way you're expecting it to. We cover a bunch of different potential causes, how they affect us personally and how they might be affecting you. We'll also cover WHAT to do about it! Thanks for listening! 

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    Alex Campbell from Etchified.com joins us for the second of a two part episode where we tackle time management, efficiency, effective shop layout and the intricacies of how to actually make your business SCALABLE, including the downfalls of the job shop mentality. There is a ridiculous amount of information jammed into this podcast so don't miss it! 

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    Alex Campbell from Etchified.com joins us for the first of a two part episode where he demystifies EZCAD3 (how it differs from EZCAD2) and Galvo CO2 lasers. We talk beam expanders, different sized galvo heads, how Alex got his start in laser and so so much more. Give this episode a listen and you wont regret it. When part two releases you'll be able to find a link here. Part 2:

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    We love lasers, but after you get them what else do you need? There's some obvious stuff like chillers and material to practice on but what other tools do you use every day in a laser engraving business? This is the ultimate list! We cover everything we think is absolutely VITAL to own in a modern laser engraving shop. Hope you enjoy this episode! Thanks for listening! Check out the Buying Guide for this episode on LaserEveryth...

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    In this episode of Laser Source we chat about some of the ways we have to manage our time which can be a very limited and precious asset - especially when perusing laser. How much time does it actually take to get good with laser? How long should you spend working each day? What does your work life balance look like? When should you go full time? All this and more coming right up. Thanks for listening!

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    In this episode of Laser Source we cover a ton of different perspectives on how we actually got STARTED down the path of taking the hobby from a hobby level to a business. We chat about banking, taxes, services and some other hurdles and challenges you should be aware of if you're trying to upgrade your laser hobby to a business. Definitely give this one a listen and share it with someone you think needs to hear it too!

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    In this episode of Laser Source we cover everything you need to know before you start searching for a new laser from Alibaba or AliExpress. If you're looking for a laser STOP what you're doing and hang with us for a little while. We're talking about resellers, tariffs, seller pages, communication and much more!

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    August 8, 2021 52 min

    In this episode of Laser Source we interview Ric at DV Laser Works who has a ton of amazing experience to share with us. We chat about how his business is set up, what kind of work he's doing, where to find customers and his journey purchasing and finding training on his machines. Really good stuff guys, enjoy!

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