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Want to learn how to create a successful design business, and do so from the comfort of your favorite easy chair? MJSA is sponsoring a series of Designer Collaborative webinars on the topics close to designers’ hearts. Learn how to create effective pricing strategies, build a collection, develop digital marketing programs, work with subcontractors, and stay up to date on "what’s new." Plus, the Designer Spotlight series will feature interviews with successful designers who will share the lessons they’ve learned over their careers (and point out the mistakes you should avoid).

The webinars will be led by MJSA’s designer advocate, Andrea Hill, CEO of the Hill Management Group and a specialist in working with small and medium-sized businesses.

Webinars are free for MJSA Premier members, just $15 for MJSA Associate members, and $50 for non-members. MJSA membership starts at $150, join today and pay nothing! Click here to learn more. Click here to learn more

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Pricing Strategies: Price Your Line for the New Consumer Reality

July 19, 2018 (original airdate)-Recording Available

The old rules of retail no longer apply, and that means pricing strategies are changing as well. In this webinar, we’ll review how to set prices that will provide both profit and consumer appeal.

Collection Building with Marlene Richey

August 9, 2018 (original airdate)-Recording Available

One of the most challenging—and important—tasks you face as a designer is keeping your collections fresh. Join Andrea Hill, in conversation with Marlene Richey, for advice about how to manage your collection life cycle.

Designer Spotlight: Julie Romanenko, Just Jules LLC

September 13, 2018 (original airdate)-Podcast Available

One of the best ways to learn and be inspired is to follow the stories of others who’ve "been there, done that." In this series, Andrea Hill will interview Julie Romanenko of Just Jules LLC and uncover her most instructional experiences.

Digital Marketing: The Perfect Product Setup

September 20, 2018 (original airdate) Recording Available

One of the most important and least understood aspects of digital marketing is how to set up products so they deliver results. In this webinar you will learn how to maximize your product listings so they sell.

Production Spotlight: To Cast or Not to Cast

October 11, 2018 (original airdate)-Recording Available

Just because you 'can' cast a design doesn't mean you should! Learn how to assess when a product should be cast and when a different production method would be better.

What's New in Sustainable Sourcing with Susan Wheeler

November 1, 2018 (original airdate)-Recording Available

Susan Wheeler is the force behind the Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference. She joined Andrea Hill and shared some of the most exciting developments and insights from that important event.