Win $5000 Cash Grant from Halstead Beads

"Bridge jewelry design is facing increasing competition from overseas designers and from mass merchant retailers.  These market forces make it very difficult for fresh designers to gain a foothold in the United States market.  However, the contributuion of these designers in creativity, workmanship and service is critical to the health of the jewelry industry as a whole.  Halsted Bead, Inc has a material and philanthropic interest in supporting the dreams of new designers and fostering their development in the industry.  To that end, the firm is sponsoring the award of a business development grant to one esteemed candidate a year."

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Call for Entries: Halstead Bead Sponsors $6,000 Bridge Jewelry Business Grant
Prescott, AZ – January 24, 2008 – Halstead Bead, Inc. is calling for entries to its third annual Business Development Grant competition for new designers entering the bridge jewelry trade. The grant will be awarded to a winning candidate in August. The winner of the 2008 Grant will receive $6,000 in cash and merchandise as well as other benefits.
The Halstead Bead Business Development Grant differs from other jewelry industry competitions and awards because of its emphasis on business skills. Entrants must demonstrate not only extraordinary design, but also a strong business strategy. The application experience promotes the business planning required to make a jewelry brand commercially viable at the national level in today’s competitive market.
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