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Healthy Cash Flow: The Lifeblood of Your Business
It wasn’t that long ago that I was racking up credit card debt to fund my business.  I got myself into a lot of trouble at one point and that’s why these days, I run my business on the “C” word: “Cash Flow.”  (By the way… experiences like this are the reason I feel so strongly about supporting jewelry designers lik [READ MORE]
Easy Accounting Tips for Jewelry Designers and Makers
Does accounting and bookkeeping in your jewelry business want to make you cringe? I know the feeling! It used to make me totally cringe too but then I started to love to look at my numbers. The time is now to gain more clarity on your accounting for your jewelry business. Today, I chat with Mariel Heart of Accounting for Jewelers. I a [READ MORE]
The Pricing Controversy: How to Account for Overhead in the Pricing of Your Jewelry
Does it seems like no matter WHAT you are always baffled about how to price your jewelry? Am I pricing too high? Am I pricing too low for profits? And then that controversial question: how should I account for overhead into the pricing of my jewelry? “Overhead” is considered as the ongoing expenses of running your business. T [READ MORE]
Year End Accounting Strategies for Jewelry Designers
Guest Author: Mariel Heart Hello dear jewelry insider, are you a one-person enterprise wearing all the hats? Or, have you stepped up to professional level and have help allowing you to focus on your specialties? In whatever phase of entrepreneurship you are in, please make sure these important year-end accounting practices are being [READ MORE]
Are you paying yourself a Salary Every month? 5 actions to guarantee you get paid first.
Last month, I enjoyed a glass of wine with one of the community members of F&TA while she was visiting NYC. I’ve been following her for about a year now and have really seen her business grow and shift. We were chatting about revenue and the importance of paying yourself first. She shyly admitted that she had not been paying hers [READ MORE]
You ARE worth it!
I just love our F&TA community of jewelry designers! There is so much support, sharing and love for one another… it’s truly awesome. A few topics having been popping up and I thought it would be good to blog about one that really resonates with me and that is knowing my craft is of value and charging appropriately for it. I st [READ MORE]
My #1 Tip to help you Reach Your Business Goals in 2013
Last year I set out some pretty lofty goals for myself and for my business. At the beginning of the new year, I am always super motivated to make stuff happen. The previous year was a huge transitional year for me, so I had a strong desire to make some changes and grow my business. The first business goal I set was to earn 15,000 a mon [READ MORE]
Create a Budget for Success: How I Tripled My Income in Two Weeks
Author: Lisa Jacobs I’m Lisa Jacobs and I own the Energy Shop, where I sell handmade jewelry to people all over the world. Though I’ve been in business for over two years and earned a substantial second income for my family, until recently, my business finances have been unstable at best. Until recently, there was no method to my [READ MORE]

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