Jewelry Business Forum
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Jewelry Business Forum 2023
The next Jewelry Business Forum will be held digitally Monday 1/16- Thursday 1/19/2023. Register today!
About the event
This digital conference is created to empower small jewelry business owners. Attendees will receive professional development in marketing and business skills while being inspired for the New Year. Halstead will host this event annually to help small jewelry business owners navigate entrepreneurship.
The event is 4 days long and is a live webinar format. There will be 15 one-hour presentations. All sessions will be recorded and available to view the week after the conference. The speaker line up consist of experts in the jewelry field and entrepreneurship space.
This is also an opportunity to connect with other jewelry business owners using social media channels and the Facebook group for event participants. Jewelers are often solopreneurs who are seeking peers for a sense of community. The online format allows busy small business owners to attend live sessions for part of the day and then return to their studio or office to work.
Speaker Line Up & ScheduleCheck out our line up of jewelry industry experts for our 2023 conference. Registration is open. Sign up today!
For information about the speakers, sponsors and descriptions of the presentations download our 2023 JBF Conference Guide.
Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!
Accounting for Jewelers provides control and clarity to jewelry business owners. Our foundation is accurate and efficient bookkeeping that supports 4 pillars: reliable and timely reporting, compliance, forecasting and budgeting, and strategic advising. We believe in making data-driven decisions for a better quality of life. As thoughtful and informed advisors, we sustain the jewelry industry one jewelry business at a time.
Accounting for Jewelers makes the lives of jewelry business owners meaningfully better by creating ease at tax time, providing knowledge in real-time throughout the year, and developing, enforcing, and nurturing organization, control and profit.
Pepetools is proud to be the only US based manufacturer of rolling mills, disc cutters, guillotine shears, and more. Over 300 products manufactured in the USA and distributed all over the world. Through innovation, customer service, and reliable quality products, Pepetools has quickly become a leader in the industry and maintained that position for over 20 years. Pepetools is also the exclusive distributor of Bench Basics (flux, pickle, solder, etc) and NANO (saw blades).
If you are interested in sponsoring or being involved in the Jewelry Business Forum please email Halstead’s Marketing & Creative Manager Kelli Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org
JBF Resource Articles
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.
Read "Jewelry Business Plan Toolkit" »
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.
Read "Free Small Business Courses for Jewelry Artists" »
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.
Read "Building a Contractor Team for your Jewelry Business" »
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.
Read "CDFI Small Business Loans: These Non-Profit Lenders May be Right for Your Jewelry Business" »
Every jewelry designer loves a little press coverage! Read on for tips to create a media kit that will easily put your business and designs in front of editors and influencers.
Read "How to Create a Media Kit for Jewelry Artists" »
Jewelry Business Forum FAQs
We are using a new platform this year! There are a lot of changes from previous Jewelry Business Forum events. If you have previously attended a conference using Zoom Events, some of these details will look familiar.
Major changes from previous JBF:
- There is a single registration – you will not have to register for each individual session
- All sessions are tied to a single ticket link when you register
- We will have a lobby area, more chat and networking opportunities, and the ability to bookmark sessions and create an itinerary
- Recordings of each session will be available soon after the session ends. After the event we will send out further access to recordings for 30 days
Using Zoom Events:
- You will be able to register as a guest if you don’t want to make a Zoom account, but chat and networking features will be limited if you register as a guest
- Sessions can be viewed on a computer, tablet, or phone. You are not required to download the Zoom app, you will have the option to watch on the web browser
- After entering your registration information, you will confirm your ticket “purchase” - all tickets for JBF are free, you will not have to input any card information
- You will receive a confirmation email when you’ve registered with a link to the lobby. You will also receive an email an hour before each day’s first session starts
- You may choose to update your Zoom account profile – they have options to include information and questions that can be used for networking features *this is optional
- The main lobby will have a public chat option during event hours when moderators are available. If you connect with other attendees, you can create separate private chats with your connections
Navigating the JBF Event Tabs:
- Lobby – this is the main lobby that will be available during the week of the event and will give you information about upcoming sessions for the day
- Sessions – see all available sessions for the week. They can be broken down by day and filtered by topic. You can join each session here. This is also where you will see the recording when the session ends. You can also bookmark sessions to create your own itinerary
- Itinerary – this will show you the schedule of sessions you’ve bookmarked, you can also filter it to see all available sessions
- Sponsors – check out our sponsor pages! Without them, the Jewelry Business Forum would not be as successful as it has been. Some sponsors may provide downloadable materials.
- Speakers – see a list of all the speakers for the event and their bios
- People – see a list of all attendees you can connect with
You may choose to connect with other attendees. You can send a request to connect through the profiles on the attendee list or by hovering over a profile picture in a public chat. The request must be accepted before you can begin a private conversation. Don't want to network? When you click on your Zoom profile you can set yourself to “Feeling Social”, “Simply Exploring”, or you have the option to hide yourself. If you choose to hide, you will still be able to chat in the lobby and session chats but will not be able to network. Contact information will be private unless you agree to connect with someone.