How To Start A Home Based Jewelry Making Business by Marie Loughran

I started to do an in depth review on this book but stopped half way thru. This is probably one of the most comprehensive books I've ever seen. Truly. It is so complete that if you're thinking of starting to sell your work, this is a volume absolutely worth the expenditure.

The book starts off by helping the reader decide whether or not to view jewelry making as a hobby or a business and what it will take to move into business mode. The skills you'll need as well as the characteristics you'll need to have. Ms. Loughran then moves on to define the special requirements of various jewelry making techniques and how they'll relate to your own work.

She covers the many details of what you'll need in terms of supplies, office equipment and how to turn a personal workshop into a production workshop. Getting started and working your business plan are followed by Financial Planning and Financial Management as well as Taxes and Record keeping. The author covers the many, small details of starting a business to alert you to proper procedures like getting a business license. She leaves no stone unturned.

Having covered the practical steps to starting a business, Ms. Loughran then moves on into how to market your work from both a show perspective as well as what you'll need to do to sell on the internet. The resources she provides are excellent. She is so detailed that she even includes a section on how to pack your jewelry for shipment. Wow.

This book winds down revealing how to take your jewelry making business to the next step after you're up and running as well as where to get training and certification. Not only is this volume about the nitty gritty of business, what's so impressive is that Ms. Loughran also includes jewelry design, fashion trend info and psychological perspective to the whole topic.

The information in this book is so vast and thorough that it might well be a type of "bible" for effectively starting your jewelry making business.


How to Start a Home-Based Jewelry Making Business: *Turn your passion into profit *Develop a smart business plan *Set market-appropriate prices *Profit ... on the Internet (Home-Based Business Series)