Isreal came to WEDC to attend our Spring 2016 60 hour Entrepreneurial Training Program. His dream was to open a full service jewelry store that offers jewelry repairs, gold and diamond buying, customization engagement rings, etc. His extensive background and management experience in the industry really gave him the foundation he needed to go out and start a business on his own. Equally important was the relationships he developed over the years that enabled Isreal to work with vendors from day one.
Isreal has taken advantage of our ongoing one on one technical assistance. To fine tune everything and acquire the start-up funding for buildout, initial costs and inventory. This enabled Isreal to officially launch his LLC with a soft opening in September and an official grand opening on October 15th. Isreal’s reputation as a professional jeweler leads him to believe customers will follow him to his new store. The turnout at the opening is a testament to his ability to build a solid customer base quickly. We are thrilled to have been part of the catalyst for this budding new startup. To provide our client with the guidance and resources he needed to make his dream a reality. We will continue to provide support to Isreal throughout his business ownership journey.
“The WEDC class really propelled me forward at a faster rate than I ever expected to move. I’d always dreamed of owning my own jewelry store to provide a more distinct customer experience and fill the gaps that I noticed in the jewelry industry. My ambition was always strong but I needed help formulating the right business plan. The WEDC program did just that, it far surpassed my expectations from day one. Not only did I gain the knowledge to move forward with my business model but most importantly it gave me the confidence I needed to not stray from my ideas of a perfect jewelry store. After the program Cynthia was there to answer any questions I had and now I can finally say I am the proud owner of Sky Diamond Jewelers LLC.”