The 2009 Bench Jewelers Conference is offering the following seminars on Jewelry Shop Management. For a complete list of seminars and registration details go to: www.BenchConference.com
This may be the most Important Event you Attend in 2009.
On The Bench and Proud of It!
Thursday session 1, Saturday session 2,
In sports, being On The Bench is something you want to avoid. However, in the Jewelry Industry, those on the bench provide job security and financial success during economic down turns. This in-depth seminar will look at the role of the Bench Jeweler in a down economy. You’ll learn to rise to the challenge of today’s difficult times and prepare for future prosperity.
Integrating Technology into the Small Shop
Thursday session 2, Friday session 3
This seminar explores the business side of the bench. Setting up a Studio or expanding it takes capital planning. Learn how to add and pay for larger purchases of equipment - even in depressed times. Learn what you need, why you need it and most importantly how to pay for it. In this seminar Master Jeweler Chris Ploof will show you how you can have your Dream Studio.
Its About Time - Productivity in the Shop
Friday session 3, Saturday session 1
Proper time management is the key to shop efficiency. Learn how to get total control over the day-to-day operations of your shop, and increase productivity without sacrificing Quality. This presentation explores the effect that the physical environment has on productivity and how to identify and eliminate time wasters that keep us from getting our work done.
From Fee to Shining Fee - Pricing Your Work
Thursday session 3, Friday session 1
Learn how to maximize profits in the shop by setting correct prices. You’ll learn the three essential ingredients to setting prices, and how these affect the price you can charge, as well as several myths to pricing your services to avoid. Learn how to set prices that your customers are willing to pay and will maximize profits in the shop.
Working at the Speed of Light
Friday session 2, Saturday session 4
The past few months have been some of the most profitable for Master Laser Welder Scott Isaacs and this seminar will show you why. Laser Welding has transformed his shop allowing him to be more productive and more profitable. This seminar will show you how to get more work done in less time, perform better work, and improve overall shop efficiency.
Jewelry Photography parts 1 & 2
Thursday session 3 & 4, Saturday session 3 &4
If you have ever tried to photograph jewelry, you know how challenging it can be. This two-part seminar will show you how to take close-up pictures of your jewelry, eliminate glare, bring out the details of the piece, and show off your jewelry in the best possible manner. You’ll also learn how to enhance your picture with color correction, re-sizing, sharpening the image, and much more using the most popular digital photo software available.
For a complete list of seminars and registration details go to: www.BenchConference.com