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Please join us for The Jewelry Business Forum the week of January 18, 2021. This free online conference will help your business grow and ada
August 26, 2020

Jewelry Business Forum

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Please join us for The Jewelry Business Forum the week of January 18, 2021. This free online conference will help your business grow and adapt to our changing jewelry world.

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A business plan is a tool to help you work through planning and preparations steps so your jewelry business will be successful.
September 21, 2020

Jewelry Business Plan Toolkit

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

The Jewelry Business Plan Toolkit is the perfect resource whether you are just launching or realizing later in the process that your business needs some attention to get off the ground.

It's easy to forget to take care of yourself.  Jeweler Lisa Lehmann has ideas to take care of your mental health while running a jewelry business.
September 09, 2020

Care For Your Mental Health While Running Your Jewelry Business

by Lisa Lehmann

Sometimes in the hustle of our business lives we forget to take care of the most important thing: ourselves. Jewelry artist Lisa Lehmann shares advice on balancing mental health with business ownership.

What do you do when commodity markets swing? This article will explore how jewelry artists should respond to changes in gold and silver prices.
August 25, 2020

How Jewelers Can Respond to Volatility in Gold and Silver Prices

by Hilary Halstead Scott

What do you do when commodity markets swing? This article will explore how jewelry artists should respond to changes in gold and silver prices.

Having the time and resources to focus on your creativity and master your skills is what jewelry residencies are for.
July 30, 2020

Discover Jewelry Residencies

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Being immersed in your craft, with access to a fully equipped studio while being surrounded by other artists sounds like a dreamy experience. This is what Jewelry Residencies offer.

Are you considering entering your first jewelry design competition? Having entered my first contest here's my experience.
July 28, 2020

Jewelry Design Competitions - Entering, Submitting & Helpful Tips

by Erica Stice

Are you considering entering your first jewelry design competition? Having entered my first contest here's my experience on the matter. From process steps and submitting your work to helpful tips I learned during my experience, read all about the process here.

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 27, 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.

Learn about CDFI small business loans and why they may be a good option for your jewelry business. These loans often help underserved populations.
July 15, 2020

CDFI Small Business Loans: These Non-Profit Lenders May be Right for Your Jewelry Business

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Jewelry artists looking for funding should consider CDFI small business loans. Community Development Financial Institutions are organizations that finance small business that would otherwise struggle to get funding. They also provide small business training through their Technical Assistance programs.

Getting a jewelry business loan is intimidating. But getting financing to fuel your small jewelry business can help you get to the next level. How do you start?
July 09, 2020

How to Get a Jewelry Business Loan for Your Studio Business

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Bank loans are intimidating. But getting financing to fuel your small jewelry business can help you get to the next level. How do you start? What do you need to do? What if you get rejected for a jewelry business loan? You have questions and we have answers.

Recycled and sustainable jewelry helps to lessen the impact we have on the environment. Check out our article to learn more.
June 23, 2020

Practicing Responsible & Sustainable Jewelry Making

by Erica Stice

Lessen your impact on the environment by learning about recycled & sustainable jewelry! Learn how to become more eco-friendly by making small, but important changes around your studio.

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