Jewelry Business Tips: Business Plan

Jewelry Business Tips

I wrote a post about How to Be Successful Selling Handmade Jewelry about a year ago.  That post gave an overview of some tips.

Since so many people have asked, I have decided to teach an online Jewelry Business eCourse!  It starts on March 2, 2015.  It’s a 5 week course with videos, worksheets, audios and PDF eBooks designed for you if you’re wondering how on earth to get started selling handmade jewelry.  (Registration is open!!  More information here!)

Each Friday I’ll be bringing you a free tip right here on the blog or you can sign up to get a weekly Jewelry Business Tip in your inbox here.

Jewelry Business Tips:  Business Plan

Business Plans

By a business plan, I’m not talking about the kind of business plan you need to get loans or funding.  I’m simply talking about making a plan for your business so you know where you are and where you’re heading.

We will deep very deeply into this subject in the Jewelry Business eCourse and you’ll get to submit me your business plan for my review and suggestions.  (And you’ll even get access to my Scrapbook Business Plan Workshop which isn’t available by itself anymore.  Which is great if you want a more creative way to plan your business!)

Today I want to give you an overview of things you’ll want to consider when planning your business.

– Why?

First you’ll want to consider why it is you’re starting a business at all.  What does it mean for you or the larger community.

– What?

What exactly are you selling?  You’ll want to also know your style and be able to precisely describe it.

– Who?

Who are your customers?  Describe them as completely as possible or who will they be if you haven’t started selling yet.

– How?

How does your product fit in with your customer’s life?  Is it a gift, a treat for herself?

– Mission Statement.

Write a mission statement about your business.  Be as clear and direct as possible.

– Where have you been?

Where have you been with your business?  If you’re just starting your business, what is your background?

– Where is your business heading for the next few years?

Come up with a plan for the next few years.

– Marketing Plan.

How do you intend to market your business?  Social media?  Advertising?  And what social media platforms and where will you advertise?

– Pricing.

What is your pricing plan?  (I plan to talk about this in more detail in a future article.)

Do you have a range of prices?

– Financial

What are your start up costs?  What materials and tools do you need?  What inventory and supplies do you need to get started?

– Promotional Calender

What holidays affect your business?  How will you promote your business.

Ready to dig in deeper and finally start your jewelry business?  Register for my Jewelry Business eCourse.

You’ll get personal feedback for every single step plus a one-on-one 1 hour consultation with me.  Get all your questions answered and let me guide you through getting started.

Click here to learn more.  But don’t delay because I can only take a limited number of students because you’ll get so much personal attention.

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Business Plan Scrapbook eWorkshop

Here’s me trying to tell you about my all new eWorkshop:

I’m so very excited to share this brand new eWorkshop with you:  Business Plan Scrapbook eWorkshop.

I have been in business for years, and for years I have written a business plan because that’s what they told me to do.  I had a template (a lot of which didn’t particularly make sense to me) and filled it out the best I could.

I printed it, put it in a file folder and filed it away, never to be seen again.

What’s the point of that, really?  I didn’t need a loan, I wasn’t going for government grants and I wasn’t looking for investors.  Why did I need a business plan?  Well, I obviously didn’t get it back then.

I would revise it maybe one or so a year, and then return it to its folder.

Until last year when I had a realization:  I wasn’t using the business plan because I didn’t create it for me to use.  I created it for someone else to use, except no one else really needed to use it.  I did.

I thought about what would make me want to look at it and use it more often.  It had to have sections that were helpful to me.  It had to be cute.  It had to be something I would actually want to look at – not a boring word doc on my computer or in a file folder.

Then I had a brilliant idea:  Paper bag scrapbook!  It would be fun to make and it has tons of pockets to stash stuff in.

Some parts I still printed on my computer, but I then glued it and embellished the heck out of it.

Guess what?  I used my business plan last year.  I checked in with who my target market was, I followed my promotions.  Etc.

Now I want to show you how to do this.

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This is for you if:

  • You’re a creative type who doesn’t find it fun to plug a bunch of info into a document;
  • You don’t need to show your business plan to anyone for funding (they are particular about business plans.  This isn’t a plan that will help you with that!)
  • You want to make your vision for your business clearer.
  • You want to grow your business.
  • You love to craft!

This is a self-paced, work at your own speed workshop, which includes videos of how to actually make the scrapbook and PDF sheets to help you with the business plan part of it.

You’ll get:

  • PDF worksheets to work out your business plan.
  • Then you get video tutorials to learn how to make a paper bag scrapbook.
  • A PDF with everything and access to the eWorkshop site that also has everything that you can access anytime.

Business Plan Scrapbook eWorkshop

How it works:

When you purchase the eWorkshop, you’ll receive a PDF with everything you need to log in and gain access to the eWorkshop site!

If you have ANY questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me:  Kim@KimberlieKohler.com

Click Here to learn more and purchase.