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  • Series: Home-Based Business Series
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot; Original edition (July 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076275012X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762750122
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #321,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Everything you need to know to run a successful jewelry making business from your home
 
Have you ever thought about starting your own home-based jewelry making business? Have you been hesitant to put your plans into action? This comprehensive guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies you need to successfully launch and grow your business.
 
Maire Loughran draws on her years of experience to show you how to turn your passion for beautiful jewelry into a profitable sideline or full-time business. Selling and making jewelry is one of the more high-margin craft businesses, and with the right approach to sales and a stylish look, one can develop a devoted following.
 
Covering all jewelry types, Loughran addresses all the essentials and more, including:
 
Pricing jewelry
Setting up a Web site
Realizing the benefits of e-commerce
Establishing a niche
Selling at craft fairs
Finding a distributor
Getting celebrity attention

About the Author

Maire Loughran, who built her jewelry making business from the ground floor up, writes and lectures on the topic of how to start a home-based business. She also acts as a mentor to other new, jewelry making start-ups. Loughran is a member of the American Craft Council, Society of American Silversmiths, and the Society of North American Goldsmiths. In addition, she is the Arts/Crafts Business guide at About.com and the Feature Jewelry Writer at Suite101.com. She lives in Orlando, Florida.

More About the Author

Maire Loughran is a certified public accountant with fifteen years experience assisting new business owners and owns an arts and crafts business. She has lectured extensively on the subject of how to start a new business covering such topics as selection of business entity, business licenses and sales tax collection, bookkeeping and how to write a business plan. In addition to being the Arts and Crafts Business Guide at About.com, she is a university professor teaching graduate and undergraduate accounting, auditing and taxation classes.

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A good book to read and gain knowledge.
Shashikant Nishant Sharma
If you are interested in starting your own business, this book guides you through the process.
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It is well written and easy to understand.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Kristen A. Ramsey on February 15, 2010
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I really liked this book. It had a lot of useful information on how to set your business up to take it from hobbyist level to full-time home-based business. The author leads you step by step to help you get started and keep your business profitable. She also gives you many ideas on how to market your jewelry, what it takes to get noticed by magazines and how to weather economic downtimes. I highly recommend it to anyone thinking about taking this next step in the jewelry making business.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Karalane W. on June 6, 2010
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This book is truly the next best thing to having your own private business consultant. Maire is so thorough, it seems there is no aspect she does not cover. If you are a business newbie it will help you without speaking "over your head". If you have some basic knowledge and experience, you will still learn valuable information and tips to improve your business skills. If you are trying to decide between several books, I can say without hesitation: GET THIS ONE.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By James R. Turner on August 10, 2010
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This book has been very useful in my endeavors to sell my jewelry. I learned some priceless tips that will surely make me more successful. Really everything you need to know is here. My only issue is that each subject is briefly discussed and I had to do my own further research to get more in depth info. I sometimes feel a subject was rushed to just get into the book. However, this book has still been very useful! One more thing.......this book must be a tad outdated as there is no mention of the most successful means of selling jewelry.....Etsy.com.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ariel I. (Beth) on October 17, 2013
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Maire Loughran gives an in-depth study in setting up any kind of business--then lays out million-dollar guidelines for creating the specific jewelry making business. The everyday woman, housewife, lawyer, or retired therapist like me, may have trouble securing financing to do it right, and "right" is the way "How to Start a Home-Based Jewelry Making Business" sets it out, yet I found I can cut a few corners, trim a few requirements, wait until later for others, and still pull it off.

I am impressed with Loughran's knowledge and understanding of both her craft and the fundamentals of starting up a business, as well as her ability to communicate the steps of success in an understandable and usable form. Nice work, Maire; you've given a great head start to any woman interested in making money with our fun and beautiful craft. (Ariel I.)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. A. Haines on April 10, 2011
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Well organized with helpful suggestions. The section on developing a business plan is superior to the other books of this type I've purchased.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marie on September 21, 2012
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Loved this book...can't wait till I'm finished with my business plan! Looking forward to starting my own business. This book helped me know what to do & where to find resources.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sarah on May 5, 2011
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I enjoyed the book and it had a lot of information in it. But what I wanted to see is step by step instructions in how to make or write a business plan for a jewelry business. I would have liked to have some type of formula in pricing my jewelry. Just and idea on how to figure your price for certain items like precious gemstones jewelry and so on. Thank you for such a wonderful book.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Christopher R. Calvano on January 30, 2010
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Excellent Book! "How to Start a Home-Based Jewelry-Making Business" is extremely informative and detailed; it covers every aspect of successfully creating this type of business from its inception.
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