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The Business Plan – Management

This section describes the company structure, key management team members, their function and strengths. My company will have a jewelry designer, a jewelry fabricator, a customer service representative, a marketing specialist, a financial executive, an office manager and a salesperson. All of them will be me.  Why do I think I can handle all this?  […]

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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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