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There are a variety of services available to small jewelry businesses. We're taking a look at some of the services and courses for small businesses.
July 28, 2020

Free Small Business Courses for Jewelry Artists

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Did you know that small business management classes are available for free? There is a good chance that there are offices and a professional mentor available within 100 miles to help you launch your small jewelry business. This article will explore the amazing array of services offered by the SBA, SBDC, and SCORE. It will also explain how these organizations are alike and different from one another.

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Learn more about the benefits of having your own website for selling jewelry and find the one that works best for you.
July 13, 2021

Which Website Shopping Platform is Right for Your Jewelry Business?

by Ashley Maldonado

There are a lot of options for selling your jewelry online. Read on to learn the benefits of having your own website and which e-commerce platforms are popular. Make sure to find the right website platform for your jewelry business.

What does it mean to brand your jewelry business? Learn more about this important jewelry marketing strategy and why it’s so important.
July 07, 2021

The Importance of Creating your Jewelry Brand

by Ashley Maldonado

You hear about branding all the time when you start marketing your jewelry business, but what exactly is it and why is it so important? Learn more about this important jewelry marketing strategy.

Check out Lisa Lehmann's advice to jewelers on creating a connection with your customers to build a lasting relationship.
June 30, 2021

Making It Personal: Connect with your Jewelry Customers

by Lisa Lehmann

Being a jewelry maker comes with the task of not only creating beautiful pieces, but telling your story when you sell them to strangers. Lisa Lehmann has advice for how to connect with your customers to create a one-of-a-kind experience.

People have a hard time NOT judging a book by it's cover. Branding is the book cover of your jewelry business so make sure it's on point.
June 15, 2021

Jewelry Branding - Graphic Design Basics

by Janelle Hinesley

Despite the age-old adage "Never judge a book by its cover" it's a part of human nature to do so. When it comes to running a jewelry business, your brand is your book cover, so follow our tips to make sure it will draw customers in.

Are you interested in bringing in new clientele? Check out these 5 
unisex designs to expand your jewelry collection!
May 20, 2021

5 Unisex Designs to Expand Your Jewelry Collection

by Erica Stice

Trying to find a way to bring in new clientele? Incorporate these 5 unisex designs into your existing jewelry line to expand your collection.

Buying jewelry is often an emotional purchase for your customers. Connect with them by turning your artist bio into a jewelry story.
May 10, 2021

Turn Your Artist Bio Into Your Jewelry Story

by Ashley Maldonado

Buying jewelry is often an emotional purchase for your customers. Connect with them by turning your artist bio into a jewelry story that lets them know who you are as a designer and a person.

Jewelry artists give tips on how they maintain all of their platforms and sell jewelry online.
May 05, 2021

Multiple Platforms to Sell Jewelry Online

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Now more than ever your jewelry brand needs to have a strong online presence. This usually means selling on more platforms than just your website. Whether it’s through your social media pages or a marketplace like Etsy or Amazon, it can be tricky to keep track of everything. I reached out to a few jewelry artists to get some tips on how they maintain all of their platforms and sell jewelry online.

The 2019 Halstead Grant is open for applications! Take your jewelry business to the next level with startup cash and more. We're also excited to announce Liz Kantner as this year's guest judge.
May 04, 2021

Halstead Grant Call for Entries

by Ashley Maldonado

The annual Halstead Grant is now calling for entries from new jewelry businesses! Learn all about the requirements and prizes.

Which gauge and temper should you choose? Our helpful guide can help you choose the right metal sheet gauge and temper for your next jewelry-making project!
April 30, 2021

Jewelry Metal Sheet: Guide to Gauges and Tempers

by Erica Stice

Unsure of which gauge and temper you need for your next jewelry project? Let us help! Check out our jewelry sheet metal guide for gauges and tempers.

Ready to hire extra help for your jewelry business? Consider a team of independent contractors! Read through Kristen Baird's experience and tips hiring her independent contractor team.
April 05, 2021

Building a Contractor Team for your Jewelry Business

by Kristen Baird

When you're ready to hire help for your jewelry business tasks, consider building a team of independent contractors. Read through Kristen Baird's experience of hiring her team and her tips to help you successfully hire your own team.

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