A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS
The Jewelers Helping Jewelers Facebook group is an unaffiliated group of 900-plus active jewelers using their Facebook page as a platform on which to share knowledge, trade stories and ask questions of a jeweler-specific nature. As the group’s description says: “No rules!!! No cost! No conclaves. Just jewelers helping each other.” It’s a private group, but any jeweler is welcome to join. Find it by entering “Jewelers Helping Jewelers” into your Facebook search bar. Anyone can view the closed group’s Facebook page, but you’ll need to join the group to access discussions. facebook.com
This article originally appeared in the October 2016 edition of INSTORE.
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