The benefits of a classical training are many. And combined with all the contemporary information out there on technical aspects like double taper laminations, vacuum veneering, loose tenon joinery and developing your own personal design aesthetic, the chances for a successful business model just increased 100%.
I am a strong believer in being able to diversify, to be able to offer your skills on more than one platform. To be flexible in what you do and to still maintain the highest level of craftsmanship and aesthetic integrity. With that in mind, there is almost no reason a well prepared craftsman/shop should be short on work.