Nick Goellner

Nick Goellner
Metalworking is in Nick’s blood. His manufacturing career started in the shop at Hennig fabricating machine protection components for CNC machine tools. In his current role, Nick serves the global family business as the Sales/Marketing Director for Advanced Machine & Engineering. Nick combines his passion for content marketing and metalworking as the Managing Director of MakingChips. As a long-time listener, guest, and friend of the podcast, Nick became partners with Jason and Jim in the Summer of 2018 to expand on the mission to Equip and Inspire the Metalworking Leader. Nick is supported by a team of dynamic industrial marketers that serve MakingChips and our clients with results-driven content marketing strategy and execution. Nick is a C.M.T.S.E. (Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer). He has a B.S. in Entrepreneurial Marketing from the Florida Institute of Technology. Nick writes about industrial content marketing as a member of the Forbes Communications Council. He serves on the advisory board for the Mechanical Engineering Department at Northern Illinois University.
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Practical Ways to Activate the Core Values of Your Manufacturing Company

Challenges: Leadership, Growth, Read

  If you’re a regular listener of MakingChips podcast, you’ll know, we often talk about the core values of a manufacturing company as a major component of successful company culture.

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How To Have a Tough Conversation About Succession Planning When You’re next in Succession at Your Manufacturing Company

Challenges: Leadership, Process, Read

There are somewhere around 350,000 manufacturing companies in America, and 98% have less than 500 employees. Most of these small and midsize manufacturers (SMMs) are family-owned, and chances are, if you’re reading this article, you are an owner of

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The Three Keys to Manufacturing Entrepreneurship, Part 3: A Successful Manufacturing Startup Will Never Be About You

Challenges: Community, Growth, Read

Our goal with this three part post has been to inspire the next generation of manufacturing leaders to think beyond themselves as they build their business. The mission and vision of MakingChips isn’t to grow Carr Machine & Tool, sell more cutting

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The Three Keys to Manufacturing Entrepreneurship, Part 2: Recognize You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

Challenges: Community, Workforce, Read

Never underestimate the power of finding a few good mentors. Click Here if you missed Part 1:Dream Big but Take Little for Granted

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The Three Keys to Manufacturing Entrepreneurship, Part 1: Dream Big but Take Little for Granted

Challenges: Community, Process, Read

 There’s nothing the Metalworking Nation needs more than young entrepreneurial manufacturing talent. Yet, the overwhelming narrative in the media is the manufacturing industry’s desperate search for skilled workers.

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How to Fight Burnout in the Manufacturing Industry and Win

Challenges: News, Community, Workforce

Manufacturing is a cyclical industry. When things are booming, it's hard to keep up. So we work more. Then, when things are slow, it's hard to survive. So we work more. The sales may fluctuate, the market may boom or tank, but the amount of effort

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The Importance of Link Building for Manufacturing Leaders

Challenges: Community, Growth, Read

If you are at least vaguely familiar with “Search Engine Optimization” (SEO) then you probably know it matters for sales and marketing. However, it’s rare for me to find another manufacturing leader that thinks about link building.

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Five Things Anyone in Manufacturing Can Do to Up Their Social Media Game

Challenges: Community, Growth, Workforce, Read

Your website is still your biggest lead generation asset, but don’t overlook implementing social media strategy to reach the metalworking nation.

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Spending too much time Indicating in your Machine Shop?

Challenges: Process, Technology

That's an indication that you may need to upgrade your workholding foundations from T-slots to Grid Plates.

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