A Painting Break!

Yes, I’ve been neglectful here, my apologies.  Even with a flu shot, this nasty bug knocked me out for quite a few days.  So a short post today, until I am back on my feet. In  a recent post, Know Your Passion, I added a photo of a mural I had painted during my decorative […]

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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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A Bead Break!

OK, I’ve been talking about business, which is a necessary evil.  Necessary, but dry!  Today I am taking a “break” from the business end because I would like to share a magnificent set of lampwork beads I recently purchased.  The artisan who made these beautiful beads is Kim Neely, owner of Bluff Road Art Glass […]

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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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