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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Podcasts have become so popular and with the rise of hands free devices listening has never been easier. We have compiled a list of must- listen jewelry podcasts. While working in your studio or driving in the car tune in to stay up to date on trends, techniques, business tips, & industry advice.
The silver jewelry trade has a rich history. There are centers of production in the world where jewelry manufacturing took root generations ago. These market leaders are each known for different strengths. Learn about the major contributors to the trade to make better informed sourcing decisions.