How to Promote Your Business on LinkedIn, with Scott Aaron–EP 221

July 11, 2024 - 12:27pm -- Selcuk Gulboy

I’ve had a LinkedIn profile for a long time, but I didn’t pay much attention to it until two years ago when I started using it to promote this podcast. I know it’s been helpful for me, but like all social media, the way it works is an enigma.

I’m guessing that many of you out there are like me. You’re on LinkedIn and wish you could use the platform to become a thought leader or promote your business, or maybe you’re trying to find a new job. But you’re unsure how to use the platform, so you to rarely use it if ever.

My Family Business Bedtime Story

June 26, 2024 - 1:16pm -- Selcuk Gulboy

Our used machinery business, Graff-Pinkert, is in the process of moving its headquarters down the street this week. Right now, I am sitting outside our warehouse with Noah, looking at my beloved 35-year-old apple tree, remembering the stories of the history of Graff-Pinkert. 

It all began with my grandfather Louis Graff who I never met. I just packed up his portrait photo, which we never got around to hanging on our office wall, into the back seat of my car.

Betting Your Savings to Start a Machining Company, Dulio Arellano (Part II)—EP 219

June 14, 2024 - 11:50am -- Selcuk Gulboy

Using savings to buy a 20-year-old Swiss machine that’s been sitting idle for year is a gamble. Buying one to start a machining company without any customers yet or a place to put the machine means really going ALL IN.

Today’s podcast is Part II of my interview with Dulio Arellano, founder of Premier Swiss in Addison, Illinois.

18-Year-Old Immigrant Becomes Machine Shop Founder, Dulio Arellano (Part I)—EP 218

June 3, 2024 - 12:54pm -- Selcuk Gulboy

My guest on today’s show immigrated to the United States from Mexico at 18 years old, went to tech school, worked his way up in job shops, became one of the top technicians at Tornos, and then founded his own successful job shop.

Dulio Arellano is the founder of Premier Swiss, a Tornos Swiss screw machine shop in Addison, Illinois.

How to Cut Machine Setup Time in Half, with Paul Van Metre – EP 97

May 28, 2024 - 12:05pm -- Selcuk Gulboy

This week on Swarfcast, we’re sharing an interview we originally did back in 2020 with Paul Van Metre, Co-Founder of ProShop ERP.

During our discussion, Paul shares a lot of valuable and timeless information that can help your shop run more efficiently. Since we did the interview, he has also started his own podcast, called Machine Shop Mastery: We invite you to give it a listen!


On today’s show we’re talking about how to set up machine tools efficiently.

How to Buy and Sell Machines Like a Used Machinery Dealer–EP 217

May 20, 2024 - 12:24pm -- Selcuk Gulboy
Noah Graff with a Used EPIC Hydromat Rotary Transfer Machine

Do you ever wonder how I make a living buying and selling old iron?

Sometimes Graff-Pinkert’s used machinery business boggles our own minds too. But we have some tricks of the trade that make it possible for me to pay my mortgage, and on today’s podcast I’m going to share a few of them with you.

We’re running an episode from the Job Shop Show podcast, where I was interviewed last year.


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