Archive | Taking Care of Business

The MJSA Expo vs. The Business Plan

Just back from an exhausting but invigorating three days at the Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America trade show in NYC.  My favorite seminar was  on current/future jewelry trends and how runway styles translate into everyday fashion – exciting information which I will be sharing in an upcoming post. In my Business Plan, I budgeted […]

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The Business Plan – Market Analysis, Part II

Back to business! Part II of the Market Analysis in the Business Plan is all about the competition. How does my company’s product and service compare to the competition in price, service and location? What is the market share and potential of each competitor? What is their reputation and image in the market? The first […]

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The Business Plan

“When plans are laid in advance, it is surprising how often the circumstances fit in with them.” — Sir William Osler Do you have your Small Business Adviser yet?  I would highly recommend making an appointment with an adviser through your local Small Business Development Center or Women’s Business Center, if you are a woman-owned […]

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Are You Ready?

So, you want to start a business.  You have a passion – but do you have what it takes?  Are you an entrepreneur?   How do you translate your dream into dollars? One of my favorite resources is the Small Business Administration.  Here you can find out what legal form your business should take, find out […]

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Know Your Passion

If you are launching your own business, you had better be passionate about it!  You will be spending a lot of time with your new business.  If you don’t love it and believe in it, you will quickly grow resentful of all you have to do – and what doesn’t get done will sink your […]

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Launching a Business

Welcome to my blog!  I am a jewelry designer.  Ultimately, this blog will be attached to a beautiful web site, showcasing my finely crafted jewelry. However, there is a lot of “behind the scenes” work that needs to take place prior to that.  I thought it might be interesting and useful to others to learn […]

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