Jewellery Business Day
This course is aimed at jewellers or soon to be jewellers who would like information and advice as well as a kick-start in setting up their own jewellery business. Throughout the day you will be guided by one of our expert tutors, who all run their own successful jewellery businesses, on a whole range of topics in relation to running a jewellery business.
This course is an interactive workshop and an intense day packed full of information to help you get started in setting up your business. (Please note that no actual jewellery making will be covered).
Topics discussed include:
Marketing - how to market yourself and your work, different approaches to marketing, branding and brainstorming ideas.
PR - Ways to get noticed by the press, writing press releases and using other methods such as networking to promote your business.
IT and Websites - We will discuss how to use websites and IT for your business. Covering topics such as building your website, using a designer or DIY, social networking and much more.
Photography - Getting good pictures of your jewellery is vital for selling online and getting your jewellery picked up by the press. This will be discussed and tutors will give guidance and advice.
Budgeting - A look at finances, how to record details, maintain accounts and keeping to budgets.
Pricing and selling your jewellery - Getting your pricing right is crucial, make sure you think of all aspects of pricing for selling
Getting into galleries and shops - Practical ideas and advice on how to approach shops and galleries
Packaging for your jewellery – We will look at how packaging cannot only protect your jewellery but also help to establish your brand and give your jewellery a quality feel.
Legal requirements of running a jewellery business.
Plus other issues such as insurance and networking.
As with all of your day classes we take an hour break for lunch and there are plenty of local shops to get food from, or you can always bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio. If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
What you need to bring to this class:
Please bring with you any questions you have and be prepared for a full day packed full of info! If you are already making jewellery please feel free to bring along examples of your work.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea, coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by expert tutors with years of professional experience who are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 8.
We take an hour break for lunch and there are plenty of local shops to get food from, or you can always bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio. If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
What some of our students have said about this class
'It was beyond my expectations - it is a really useful course to start thinking about your own business' Melike Kapicioglu
'Even better than I expected it would be, there is nothing more valuable than getting first hand information from successful jewellers who have been through it all themselves. I now feel much more confident in pushing my business to the next stage and have discovered so many things that would have taken years on my own. Thank you!' Mary Hemmings
'It has given me confidence to progress with my business plan and provided lots of knowledge' Zoe Carbin
Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x