Jewellery Business Course (Distance Learning)
Comprehensive course for anyone interested in setting up their own jewellery business...
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. Through the course material you will be guided by jewellery business expert Jessica Rose, on a whole range of topics in relation to running a jewellery business.
What is included:
1. CD/DVD containing videos on each aspect of running a jewellery business. 13 videos totaling 80 minutes of expert advice in all areas from marketing and promoting your business to pricing and selling your jewellery.
2. Comprehensive 70 page, glossy, full-colour workbook, full of information on how to set up and run your own jewellery business including; a full list of useful contacts and suppliers for jewellers based in the UK, tips on each aspect of setting up your own jewellery business and Information on the common pitfalls and mistakes to avoid.
3. A supplementary case study booklet detailing a number of current businesses, what they have done and tips and advice for running your business.
(Please note that no actual jewellery making will be covered).
Topics covered include:
Marketing - How to market yourself and your work, different approaches to marketing, branding and brainstorming ideas.
Advertising - How to use it successfully for your jewellery business.
Press - Ideas on how to get noticed by the press, writing press releases and using other methods such as networking to promote your business.
Websites and e-commerce - You will be encouraged to think about how websites and IT are used in the running of your business. Covering topics such as building your website, using a designer or DIY, selling on third-party websites, getting good rankings on Google and much more.
Social networking and blogs - Using social networking to expand your business and get new customers/ sales.
Photography - Getting good pictures of your jewellery is vital for selling online and getting your jewellery picked up by the press. This course will look at the basics of how to go about taking your own pictures or how to choose a jewellery photographer.
Finance and budgeting - A look at finances, how to record details, maintain accounts, use an accountant 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 and etiquette for selling in outlets.
Packaging for your jewellery.
Insurance and the legal requirements of running a jewellery business and much more...
About the tutor:
The tutor for this course is jewellery business expert and owner and Director of the London Jewellery School, Jessica Rose. Jessica has set up and run three successful jewellery businesses and has sold her work in an array of boutiques, shops and galleries in the UK and USA. Jessica has been a professional jeweller for over 7 years and now works full-time as Director of LJS, writes for a number of leading jewellery magazines and has recently been nominated for a 'Spirit of London Award' for her achievements. For more info in Jessica you can see her profile here - www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk/about-us/jessica-rose/
Throughout this course, she will be guiding you through; videos, a workbook and case studies to get a real insight on how to set up and run a successful jewellery business.
How it works:
Taking this Distance Learning course couldn't be simpler, if you would like to learn all about setting up and running your own jewellery business simply purchase the course and we will post the package out to you within 3 working days. Once it arrives you can read through the workbook and watch the videos at any time you like from the comfort of your own home. You will have the videos on DVD/CD which can be watched as many times as you like and the workbook is obviously yours to keep too. It is designed so that you can work at your own pace. If you are in a rush to get started it could be completed in one intensive day of watching and reading. Or if you would like to take time to absorb the information piece by piece, you can work through it one chapter at a time.
Here is what some of our students who have tried the course had to say...
‘An excellent course! It surpassed all my expectations and has been an invaluable resource in setting up my business’ Gill Jenkins
‘This course has given me such a wealth of knowledge about setting up in business that would have taken me years to learn on my own. It is clear to read and easy to understand – I just can’t wait to get started running my business.’ Alex Zacher
Postage and Packaging:
Charges for the postage and packaging for this course are £5.00 within the UK and £10.00 for overseas. For all UK addresses, the course will be sent by recorded delivery within 3 working days. If you need the course urgently please let us know and we will do our best to accomodate you.
Returns and refunds:
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the course we are unable to offer returns or refunds unless the products are faulty. In which case we will send a replacement copy out to you. So please be sure that you want to take this course before purchasing
If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Already attended a Jewellery Business Class at LJS:
If you have already booked either the Jewellery Business Day Class, the 5 Day Business Intensive or the Diploma in Creative Jewellery at LJS you will be entitled to buy this distance learning course for just 50% of the selling price (plus postage). Simply contact us to order, please note we may ask for proof of booking.
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