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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Weekly Class Update

I almost can't believe how close we are to the end of the year! I realized just how close we are to Christmas  as I was perusing the class schedule this week. Are you ready? I'm not....really need to get busy any time now ;-)

We're winding down the year with two more fabulous classes.

How to Start and Run a Successful Micro-business with Catherine Winter - Wednesday, December 12th from 6pm to 9pm

Want to sell your creations? Perhaps it is piling up around the house, all your friends have all the jewelry they can ever wear, and now you are wondering what to do? Or maybe you would like your hobby to pay for itself? Or maybe you would just like to throw off the shackles of the corporate lifestyle and go out there on your own doing something you love? Whatever the reason, if you are considering selling your jewelry — you owe it to yourself to take this course.

This course will cover:
  • definition of micro-business
  • what is success
  • aims of this course
1. Starting Out
  • the setup
  • licenses and permits
2. A Business Plan
  • do you need one?
  • the structure of a plan
  • setting goals and defining the paths to meet your goals
    (business plan worksheets and templates included)
3. Product: Making it is the easy part of business!
  • pricing
  • packaging
  • inventory levels of products and raw materials
4. Sales and Marketing
  • promotional materials
  • public relations
  • mailing lists
  • wholesale versus retail
  • a web site
  • building a clientel
5. Day to Day running your company
  • a book-keeping system and accounting
  • your network
  • taxes
  • office paperwork, and office systems
    (worksheets and templates included)
6. Paying Yourself
  • this is the point
  • pricing your beads
  • pricing
    your labour
  • pricing your jewelry

Braided "Pandora Style" Cord Bracelet with Angela Peace - Thursday, December 13th from 6pm to 9pm

 Learn this Pandora style braided cord technique to show off those special one-of-a-kind lampwork and metal clay beads and pendants.
This technique can be used with a variety of materials to create a range of looks from the delicate to bold man-jewelry.

Wouldn't these be great for Holiday gifts?

Technique: Fiber Arts: Cord Making
Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: N/A

Be sure to check out the December class schedule for a full class listing. To register for any of our classes, please call 416.701.1373 or toll free 1.877.473.2323

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