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#79 Sourcing Secrets to Save Your Sanity (and Some Serious Time)
Every new (or even seasoned) designer can struggle with being able to locate the perfect clasp or chain or gemstone (for the right price). At times it might seem that there are too many options but other times it might seem like you are walking through the woods at midnight with no flashlight trying to find the perfect kyanite or [READ MORE]
#38 Easy Sourcing Strategies for Your Jewelry Business
Sourcing, Sourcing Sourcing...it’s a thorn in our side as designers and jewelry makers. I know many of YOU get seriously overwhelmed by sourcing. I’ll be honest: I even got anxiety when planning this podcast! (I’m searching for some new rose cut diamond dealers~argh!) So, why is sourcing such a struggle? Well, [READ MORE]
How to Get Your Jewelry Manufactured By Hiring a Contractor for Production
Happy Tuesday… I’m sure you are all scrambling to finish up last-minute holiday orders just like I am. In fact, I received a RUSH wedding band order Friday night that needs to ship next week! Thank goodness I contract out my work or else there would be NO way that I could fulfill this order. At a certain point, doing it ALL yourself [READ MORE]
3 Success Strategies You Need to Survive in the New Economy of Wholesale
Mastering your wholesale jewelry business is an art! Surviving in the new economy of wholesale can feel like a sink or swim business...and in fact it kind of is! Grabbing the attention of retail buyers is one thing--getting them to buy is another. Retail buyers are extremely busy, so it’s up to you to make their job a lot easier [READ MORE]
14 Inventory Reduction Strategies for Jewelry Businesses
Are you a victim of bright shiny object syndrome? Do you Buy loads of materials that inspire you without really thinking about how you are going to create, sell, and market the finished good? Holding on to inventory without a solid inventory reduction strategy can be detrimental to your jewelry business. If you are anything like I W [READ MORE]
Secrets to Effortless Sourcing For Your Jewelry Business
Does the thought of sourcing materials or finding domestic manufacturers overwhelm you? We hear this a lot, especially designers who are seeking to outsource production domestically. Today, you are in luck! I am thrilled to be talking with Matthew Burnett today! Matt is the CEO and Co-Founder of Maker's Row, an online marketplace for Am [READ MORE]

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