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I was looking for advice from someone who has started a business from the ground up.

I design and make jewelry from natural elements and custom bath and body products.  Currently I have a LMT using the body products and display some of my jewelry.

For me the most over whelming part is labels, business cards all the things that are nessary but don’t bring much passion for me. I really would like to hand it all over to someone to do, but I can’t afford that. My husband has done most of that, after I design it on paper. He has a very busy life too.

I have been able to keep this all cash based for start up and I had been buying supplies for the jewelry for some time. It’s just because I love to shop for it.    

My educational dspln is admin law and accounting. I have done the legal stuff myself that part was no big deal. I feel very lucky I have that knowledge and experience.  

So it just makes the other feel to much like work.



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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Yana Berlin wrote Nov 1, 2009
    • It’s never easy to start anything from ground up, but I believe that with enough determination and passion you can do just about anything.

      The biggest challenge is to design, make and than market. Make a plan and don’t be afraid to tweak it as you go along.

      Good luck.



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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Mjeclectic wrote Nov 2, 2009
    • Thank You,

      I have been very lucky as to the fact people have come to me to design jewelry. It started as a hobby as few years ago. After all the requests I have decided to do something with it.

       I was asked to design jewelry for a wedding that was very high end.  I think the reception cost more than my house! I think the best compliment on the whole design is they still wear them.  

      A part of me would love to focus just on wedding jewelry. But I don’t want to put a limit on things.



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