Jewelry Business Forum
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Jewelry Business Forum 2022
The next Jewelry Business Forum will be held digitally Monday January 17- Friday January 21, 2022. Register today!
About the event
This FREE 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 5 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 & Schedule
We have created another amazing speaker line up of experts for the 2022 conference.
Stay tuned for the release of presentation descriptions & the full schedule.
Here are the topics covered in the last forum:
- Tips & Tricks for Selling on Instagram
- Creating Linesheets that Sell
- 3 Automated Email Sequences for Every Jewelry Brand
- Using PR to Help Customers Find You
- Financing Your Small Business
- Creating Your Marketing Strategy
- Opening a Storefront
- Co-Marketing Through Collaboration
- Building Community with your Brand
- The Logistics of Exhibitions
- Jewelry Photography with your Smart Phone
- Pricing Your Work
- Is it Time to Quit Your Day Job
- Why Intention is Important when Creating a Business Plan
- How to Exhibit in Jewelry Week Events
Thank you to our sponsors for keeping this event FREE for all attendees!
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.
Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft offers online and in-person classes in metalsmithing, ceramics, and mixed media taught by prominent makers. Located in eastern North Carolina and surrounded by nature preserve, Pocosin best serves those who seek opportunities for discovery, creativity, and have a passion for making.
Other great contributors:
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
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Jewelry Business Forum FAQs
Do I register for each session separately?
You need to register for the main welcome session. Once the schedule is confirmed you will receive an email to select which sessions you would like to participate in. All presentation links will be emailed 15 minutes prior to the session. There will be unique links to enter each session.
Will sessions be recorded?
All sessions will be recorded. You will be emailed the session records the week following the conference.
How do I login during the event?
You will receive an email 15 minutes before each presentation with the link to the webinar.
Can we ask speakers questions during the presentations?
All presentations will have about 10 minutes at the end for Q&A. A session moderator will monitor questions posted via chat and channel them to speakers during that time. We will also be hosting discussions in our Facebook group after each session concludes.
Where can I find more information on jewelry business best practices?
Each of the speakers participating in the Jewelry Business Forum is a recognized expert in their topic area. We encourage you to visit their business and organization websites to connect with additional resources. The Business section of the Halstead Jewelry Blog has dozens of articles on small business topics for jewelry artists. We also offer the free Jewelry Business Plan Toolkit, a resource guide to help you start writing your own business plan.
Will you be offering the Jewelry Business Forum again?
This event was developed in direct response to feedback from our audience on the need for more diverse leadership in the jewelry field as well as more free resources for business development. We plan to hold this conference annually in January.