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BUSINESS OF CRAFT

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VIEW OUR CALENDAR SCHEDULE ONLINE.

You may register online for the next date this class is offered.   
Add course to your shopping cart, then continue with the checkout process.
Select the WILL PICK UP AT BE DAZZLED shipping otpoin.
After you register, we will send you an email confirmation.

You may also register 
- by phone (615-292-0610), or 
- in person at Be Dazzled Beads, 718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123, Nashville, TN 37204. 

 

 

Many people learn beadwork and jewelry-making in order to sell the pieces they make. The elective courses here provide skills and knowledges which will assist the student toward this end, whether selling in bricks and mortar settings, selling at craft shows, or selling on-line.

After the ORIENTATION TO BEADS & JEWELRY FINDINGS CLASS Class.... 

Students usually take these classes:
1 Getting Your Jewelry Business Started
2 Pricing and Selling Your Jewelry (also available as online video tutorial)
3 Internet Marketing For Very Small Businesses...That Works!
4.So You Want To Do Craft Shows! (also available as online video tutorial)

 

GETTING YOUR JEWELRY BUSINESS STARTED
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- To teach basic business how-to's for getting a jewelry-making business off to a great start
- To provide guidance on federal, state and local license and registration requirements and forms
- To provide a simple approach to creating an accounting general ledger in order to track expenses and revenues
- To discuss record-keeping requirements
- To explain the differences between retail, consignment and wholesale
- To discuss various "business models" that work for the single entreprenuer or small partnership
- To discuss how to understand your market

PRICING AND SELLING YOUR JEWELRY
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Sign Up for OnLine Video Tutorial

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Learn one key to success: Smart Pricing.

Learn how to achieve “fair pricing” for your art with businessman/ artist, Warren Feld. Understand your role in the world of jewelry commerce and how to make money by doing what you love, through fair pricing of your work. 

 

 

SO YOU WANT TO DO CRAFT SHOWS!
Sign Up For Class
Sign Up for OnLine Video Tutorial

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In this class, artist and businessman, Warren Feld, will fill you in on the ins and outs, the dos and the don’ts of selling at craft shows and fairs. Which are best for you, which may be a waste of your time. How to compute the revenue you must earn to justify participating in an event. This is a must see class for anyone thinking of entering the art and craft show world and will maximize your chances of success in these venues. 

   
     

 

Learning Goals for 
Business of Craft

CRITICAL SKILLS TO LEARN:

- Record Keeping

- Basic Bookkeeping/Accounting

- Getting Federal, State and Local registrations and accounts

- Developing Your Business Model

- Using a Formula To Compute Prices

- Understanding the differences among Retail, Wholesale and Consignment

- Marketing and Promotion

- Branding

- Web-presence - business and marketing considerations, when going online

- How to do craft shows

- How to buy beads and jewelry findings

- How to merchandise, display and package

- Photographing Your Work

 

 

SUPPLIES AND TOOLS
To KEEP ON HAND

 

General Ledger, either in hard copy accounting ledger form, or a spreadsheet on your computer, or a canned accounting software program

File folders, accordian files, storage boxes

Computer and printer access.

Business cards
Business envelopes
2-part sales forms or printed invoice/statement form
Business checks
Credit sheet

Pricing formulas

Packaging requirements list

Merchandising and display requirements list

Customer contact, mailing, emailing lists

List of suppliers/vendors, their terms and conditions.

 

 

 

THE JEWELRY DESIGN DISCUSSION GROUP
Please join our new group on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewelrydesign/

 

 

 

KITS make great gifts!
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LEARN TO BEAD BLOG

 

 

 

VIEW OUR CALENDAR SCHEDULE ONLINE.

You may register online for the next date this class is offered.   
Add course to your shopping cart, then continue with the checkout process.
Select the WILL PICK UP AT BE DAZZLED shipping otpoin.
After you register, we will send you an email confirmation.

You may also register 
- by phone (615-292-0610), or 
- in person at Be Dazzled Beads, 718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123, Nashville, TN 37204.