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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]
Quick Ways to Get “Results” for Your Jewelry Business
Over the years, I’ve been really “results” focused in my jewelry business. For me, setting goals and achieving those goals is so gratifying. In fact, most recently, I had a strong desire to have a waiting list for my jewelry clients. So I set my intention, sealed it with my coach and, lo and behold, a month later, I literall [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]
Employees vs. Independent Contractors: What You Need to Know When Adding to Your Team
Are you a jewelry designer who is ready to add to your team but you aren't sure where to start? Does the thought of committing to a full time or part time employee make your nervous? How much do you want to be able to direct the person working for you? Before you go on hiring someone, you need to know the pros and cons of hiring an emp [READ MORE]
The inside scoop: when should I hire a Contractor vs. an Employee?
Robin and I hear this all of the time:: “I feel so overwhelmed! I want to pull my hair out because I have so many things to do. I know I should be acting like a CEO, but I am stuck in the day to day of my jewelry business. I know I need help, but I don’t know how to get there. “ Honestly, I felt that way too, especially wh [READ MORE]
"The entrepreneur is our visionary, the creator in each of us. We're born with that quality and it defines our lives as we respond to what we see, hear, feel, and experience. It is developed, nurtured, and given space to flourish or is squelched, thwarted, without air or stimulation, and dies." Michael Gerber (more…) [READ MORE]
An interview with Amber McCue:: What is outsourcing and why is it important for growth?
Have you ever been confused about what outsourcing means? Do you think outsourcing is having your jewelry manufactured in China? The truth is, if you want to have more freedom in your life and in your jewelry business you have to let go! Delegate your busywork and focus on higher-level activities. Outsourcing is important for any sized [READ MORE]
Last week I interviewed overseas jewelry production guru, Wendy Richmond. In this short interview we chat a little bit about her background as a jewelry designer and her path that lead to her new business, Fashion Assembly Line. Wendy works with jewelry designers to help them set up and outsource their jewelry production overseas. There [READ MORE]

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