I am closing a small bricks and mortar. Basically breaking even.
I am middle-age with experience in most areas of the trade. I could
take a few months and a few thousand dollars to start over but it
would have to be successful. There wouldn’t be any money left to try
To increase employability, here are some ideas I’ve had:
–buy Matrix 7 and spend 6 months self-teaching.
–buy Countersketch and spend 6 months self-teaching.
–learn professional level pencil/paper sketching and design.
–get formal training in making appraisals.
–specialize in one area and get training in it–not sure what.
–learn lapidary arts to be able to repair damaged stones.
–get training in jewelry repair.
If other Orchid members wanted to stay in this business and were
starting over, what would you think of doing?