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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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Increase interest and engagement on your website and social media feed with these 5 jewelry marketing video ideas.
March 25, 2021

5 Video Marketing Ideas for Your Jewelry Business

by Janelle Hinesley

Increase interest and engagement on your website and social media feed with these 5 jewelry marketing video ideas.

You've decided to make the jump from jewelry photography to videography. Read our in depth article to learn how to create an amazing video from start to finish!
March 25, 2021

How to Shoot Your Own Video

by Janelle Hinesley

You've decided to make the jump from jewelry photography to videography. Read our in depth article to learn how to create an amazing video from start to finish!

We interview two of our past Halstead Grant Winners to gain some insight on why video is important for jewelry business and the benefits they've seen from utilizing it.
March 25, 2021

How to Conquer Your Fears About Video Marketing Your Jewelry

by Janelle Hinesley

We interview two of our past Halstead Grant Winners to gain some insight on why video is important for jewelry businesses and the benefits they've seen from utilizing it.

The Halstead Design Challenge welcomed jewelers from every stage of interest. Read more about each year's theme and the winners.
March 16, 2021

Halstead Design Challenge Rewind

by Ashley Maldonado

The Halstead Design Challenge brought jewelers together each year to create a unique piece of jewelry as part of a fundraiser for SNAG. It welcomed everyone from hobbyists to experienced exhibition jewelers. Read more about each year's theme and the winners.

Having a jewelry business mentor helps you learn the industry first hand before starting your business. Becoming a mentor down the road also helps your jewelry business in many ways!
February 16, 2021

Jewelry Business Mentors Kickstart Your Career

by Ashley Maldonado

As a jeweler just starting out in the industry, having a mentor can help kickstart your career! Read on to learn how to take advantage of learning from someone who's been through it all already.

Finding a work life balance between parenting and running your jewelry business can be a struggle.
February 04, 2021

Balancing Parenting & Your Jewelry Business

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Being a jewelry business owner means you are already juggling multiple tasks and trying to find time to execute them all. Now, add in another job that takes even more patience and talks back. Whether you started your business after becoming a parent or had little ones along the way; finding a work life balance that makes the whole family happy can be a struggle.

Recently decided to sign up for your first jewelry making class? We have advice from some of the best in the industry on what to expect.
February 03, 2021

What to Expect in Your First Jewelry Making Class

by Ashley Maldonado

So you’ve made the decision to take your first jewelry class? Congrats! We reached out to some of our preferred teachers to help give you an idea of what to expect.

Hear great advice from past participants on why applying for the Halstead Grant will help your jewelry business succeed, regardless of whether you win.
January 25, 2021

Take Your Jewelry Business to the Next Level

by Ashley Maldonado

Learn how the Halstead Grant application process takes your business to the next level, simply by answering the application questions.

Why jewelry chains break & how can you prevent it from happening? Read for helpful tips & tricks on preventing jewelry chain from breaking.
December 18, 2020

Why Jewelry Chains Break & How You Can Prevent It

by Erica Stice

Let's look at why jewelry chains break and ways to prevent it. From common causes to less known culprits, I'll share some helpful tips to extend the life of your favorite jewelry chain.

Jewelry critiques can be intimidating. But they also progress your work. Learn how to make the most out of jewelry collection critiques.
November 19, 2020

The Value of Critiques When Developing a Jewelry Collection

by Vince Pontillo-Verrastro

Critiques can be one of the most intimidating aspects of making jewelry. But they can also help your work progress and open your jewelry to an all new group of people. Learn more from guest writer Vince Pontillo-Verrastro about how to make the most out of jewelry critiques.

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