by Kate Schwab. (Montana, USA) It happens, invariably, at least once a day, every day I attend a show. Some parent has left a young child unattended in a public place, and we, the vendors, it seems, are expected to play babysitters. Thoughtfully, said parents have usually ensured that their free-roaming youngsters have no spending money, either, certainly not more than a … [Read more...] about Jewelry Booth Freebies: The Dark Side ;)
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Home jewelry business management tips for the legal, financial and logistical aspects of your business.
by Kim. (The Chic Peach) What's the best way to handle other jewelers who "shop" your booth; taking pictures, asking for the names of your sources, etc. How does one gracefully handle these people? I realize an element of this will always exist. Maybe these people haven't learned to trust their own creative process. I do like to look at other booths for price … [Read more...] about How to Handle Copycats in My Booth?
by Lauren Bunker. (Massachusetts) I have started a jewelry business and I sell mostly to boutiques. I need a software that can create invoices, ordering forms, and upload pictures. Do you have any recommendations? Lauren Bunker Lauren B. Designs … [Read more...] about What Jewelry Business Software Should I Buy?
by Stephanie Lawlor. (Florida, USA) Hello, I've read postings of how readers have solved sku numbers for finished pieces, but how does one come up with inventory numbers for their parts/beads/findings/etc.? I have recently bought the Beaders Pro software and am a bit overwhelmed at the prospect of assigning numbers to all the different types of beads, findings, … [Read more...] about How Do I Create A Numbered Inventory System?
by Sylvia. I just started my web site and I'm still learning. I want to find out is there a kind of paper work to file when you sell your jewelry on line? Is there a form you need to file with the city of Phoenix if you sell on line on your web site when you charge someone tax on a product? Let me know or if you have any suggestions thank you Sylvia Sylvia … [Read more...] about Need Help with Online Tax Rules in Phoenix
by Martine Noisette. (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) Hello Rena, I would like to know what is a Jewelry line? Is it that all the jewelry I make should be using the same kind of beads? Because I do used mostly pearls (fresh water Pearls), and some times I use the seed beads and e-beads. Martine Noisette Bijoux de Martine … [Read more...] about What is a Jewelry Line?
by Joy Jones. (PrettyDaily Jewelry) Is it a good strategy to segment your products into different collections for different customers, and if so, should I have a separate online store for these products? My current online handmade jewelry store features mostly plated materials and quality beads in pretty designs created for "every day of your life". I have recently … [Read more...] about Creating Special Collections
a way to improve your business © by Carolina González; all rights reserved. Joint ventures are the collaboration between two different business on their way to succeed. By offering a service to business owners you can promote your home business for free – and we makers know free advertising is almost impossible to find nowadays! Part One: The Experience My husband met … [Read more...] about Joint Ventures
by Cathy Quesnot. (PearlsdeTahiti) Hi everyone ! After being a Tahitian pearls wholesaler(selling to jewellery shop and manufacture loose pearls but also my own design) for the last 8 years in Australia, i decided for several reasons to stop dealing with them and start a business online with direct client.....Well not easy, i spent (still) a lot of time behind my … [Read more...] about How to Be SuperWoman Business Owner?
© by Laurie Davis; all rights reserved Do you love making jewelry - but feel that between balancing your family and all their activities, you don't have enough time to devote to your passion? You're not alone! From Interrupting to Interested I have two young children, ages 11 months and 5 years. It seems like as soon as I sit down to start a project, I'm … [Read more...] about Mixing Jewelry Business with Kids