Category Archives: Getting to know Becky

Isabella Heads to Girl Scouts with Jewelry Pins to Swap

Last week was busy around the Nunn Household. Both girls were getting ready for Girl Scout Camp! This was the first year that my youngest daughter, Isabella, brought pins for swaps with other girl scouts. Swaps are small tokens of friendship to exchange with other girls. Swaps stands for “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.” Before […]

Tips on Creativity by Ira Glass of This American Life

It is really challenging to not compare oneself to others. In so many ways our culture feeds from it. Are we pretty enough, wealthy enough, skinny enough or talented enough? I enjoyed hearing and reading what Ira Glass, the executive producer of the popular National Public Radio show This American Life, said about his long struggle […]

My Experience of Pricing Something Too Low! It’s About Perception!

A common question that I am asked here at Nunn Design is, “How do I price my jewelry?” There are standard formulas to explain the process, but sometimes even following the formula can leave one scratching their heads wondering, “what the heck?” I, too, have experienced challenges and even once improvised to increase my pricing […]

How to Attract & Sell to Your Core Customer

Recently, I posted an image and question on Instagram & Facebook that received a lot of attention and comments. I soon realized that I wasn’t asking the right question. I should have been asking the question, “Which jewelry display would attract your core customer?” In order to attract the maximum amount of people into your […]

Learn About the Nunn Design Product Development Process of Exploration, Elimination and Execution.

Developing products that sell takes a discipline of moving through the 3 stages of product development: Exploration, Elimination and Execution. If you feel discouraged because what you created didn’t “work”, it might be due to one of these 3 stages needing a little more product development tweaking. Over this past week I have posted a 3-part […]

Part 3-Execution: 3 Stages of Product Development; Explore. Eliminate. Execute. (Business Tips!)

Developing products that sell takes a discipline of moving through the 3 stages of product development: Exploration, Elimination and Execution. Taking shortcuts during any of these stages will be reflected in your sales results. If you haven’t yet had a chance, you might be interested in taking some time to read the two blog posts […]

Part 2 – Elimination: 3 Stages of Product Development; Explore. Eliminate. Execute. (Business Tips!)

Developing products that sell takes a discipline of moving through the 3 stages of product development: Exploration, Elimination and Execution. If you feel discouraged because what you created didn’t “work,” it might be due to one of these 3 stages needing a little more product development tweaking. In this blog post, I’ll be focusing on […]

Part 1 – Exploration: 3 Stages of Product Development; Explore. Eliminate. Execute. (Business Tips!)

I always feel a wee bit uncomfortable writing posts like this. My experience comes from 25 years of developing products for the stationery, gift, scrapbooking and jewelry industries. I am by no means an expert, although I have been successful with the businesses that I have owned – NOT all the products I have developed […]

Book Review-Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction by Derek Thompson

With a paragraph like this on the Penguin Random House Review, you can tell why Hit Makers ended up on my reading list last year and is also a National Bestseller: “Every business, every artist, every person looking to promote themselves and their work wants to know what makes some works so successful while others disappear. Hit Makers is a […]

Finding Ways to Say Yes to Your Customers! It is All About Problem Solving.

Have you ever responded to a customer’s request at a craft fair or through an email exchange with “no, I’m sorry, we don’t offer anything like that.” I am sure you have. We all have. We can’t be everything to all people. There just isn’t enough time in the day, enough money to produce everything […]

Cold Call Emails Can Be Annoying. Read An Example of a Cold Call Email That Worked!

A couple of weeks ago I did a blog post titled, “We Are All in Sales. Let’s Do It Well!” In the blog post I addressed a cold call email I received that didn’t work well for me and I explained why. This blog post discloses a cold call email that I received that DID […]

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