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EP198: How to Protect Your Intellectual Property with a Manufacturer with Emma Grogory Boudah

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

Release Date: 04/23/2019

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Just one big laundry list of stuff!

The thing is, not one of these tasks is really gonna lead you to EARNING $$ at the next level. Or scaling your business.

It's time to ask yourself – are you using these assignments as an excuse to keep playing it small?
If you want to take a leap this year and see big results, you have to make a change.You have to stop doing everything yourself. You have to outsource and delegate.

You might outsource social media or marketing but it could also mean…

It's time to start working with a manufacturer! I know what you’re thinking, “But that’s scary! What if they rip me off for my designs?”

I get this question all the time. And that’s why this week’s podcast is totally on point…

I’m PUMPED to have the amazing Emma Gregory Boudah of Spokes Jewelry as my guest this week. We’re talking about manufacturing overseas – how to protect your intellectual property and do things right from the start.

If you’ve been keeping your production in-house in order to minimize mistakes and keep a close watch on your designs, I get it. But at some point this becomes inefficient. Both in terms of time and cost.

What will you do when…

a big buyer wants to know your plan for scalability?
you start losing customers because of slow turn around times?
your small time jeweler can’t make what you’re asking for?
Together, we’re going to help you identify when you’re ready to work with a manufacturer and how to avoid getting ripped off once you do.

Listen to episode #198 of Thrive by Design to get your all-access pass to Protecting Your Intellectual Property with a Manufacturer with Emma Gregory Boudah.