Monday, March 24, 2014

How to Start a Jewelry Business

They say that you should never do something you’re good at for free. In that case, why not start a jewelry business, especially if you’re already into making them? Before you embark on this enterprise though, know that the road isn’t all glitters, gems, and shiny crystals – you’ll have to put in some work if you want to succeed. Here are a few helpful tips:

Startup Costs

As in almost any other business, the first step should be to think about whether you can afford the startup or capital costs in the first place. The wide array of materials and tools that you’ll need could undoubtedly set you back a lot before you can reap in a profit, so make sure that you have enough to spend for the continuity of your business, at least until the coffers start filling up.

Physical Store vs. Online Shop

Next you should ask yourself if you want to make a brick-and-mortar store for your business, or if you want to just do everything online. Consider the cost of setting up the shop against setting up a website; you might be surprised to know that going online isn’t always the most affordable way to go.

Choose a Supplier

You should also take your supplier into consideration. Choose one that can efficiently ship your materials for you at a low cost. You should also look into choosing a supplier with a wide variety of beads, strings, and other jewelry-making items you’ll be needing.

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