Jewelry Business Essentials
with Marlene Richey
Sep 13th | 10am to 5pm
Tuition: $150 | Payment plans available
Kit Fee: $10 Materials and Lab Fee | Fee paid last day of class
"This course is an amazing stepping stone for any jeweler making the leap from an artist who sells their work to a full-on business owner. It can be a scary step to take, but Marlene has laid out a comprehensive and doable road map for making success out of your creative business.." - Emily S.
“Save yourself valuable time, energy and money by eliminating common mistakes and blunders. Learn tricks and tips from someone who has been an award-winning independent jewelry design business owner as well as participated in literally hundreds of shows. I will share my first-hand experiences and wisdom with you, so that you can begin to reach your ultimate customer and goals.” -Marlene.
What we will cover in Business Basics:
- Naming your business
- Why do you want to go into business
- Business Plan
- Where do you belong in the jewelry world?
- Copyright, trademark, patents and intellectual property
- Quality stamping
- Organizing your office
- Important jewelry organizations and publications
- Customer relations and service
- Price list / line sheet
- Employees and subcontractors
- Production calendar
- Taxes and other accounting necessities
- Changing metal prices
- Cash flow or cash clog?
**Bring a selection of your jewelry plus any current marketing material you are using for your brand like business cards, postcards, line sheets, etc. If you are just starting your journey and don’t have physical examples to share bring what you do have, including sketches and notes. Sharing these items may open up an opportunity for you to discover new ways to market yourself. **
Please be informed Creative Side only offers “tuition credit” upon cancellation. Please review our no refund policy before enrolling and agree to the terms. We appreciate your support of our growing community.