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Here’s the Biggest Sacrifice That Jewelers Make

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No matter how many books you read, you don’t know what it’s like to be a parent until you have a child. It’s the same thing with owning your own business – there are more sacrifices involved than you can possibly imagine.

Tops among them: an incredible investment of time, said INSTORE’s Brain Squad in our recent Big Survey. Out of 295 responses, an incredible 192 cited missing time with family and friends as their biggest sacrifice, with most saying they wouldn’t do it again if they had the chance, but some saying they would.

One reader wrote: “Taking time from my family to create custom pieces in the studio. That time and those items were stolen in a robbery. I wonder if they know the priceless pieces they took from us. Thank God for insurance and yes, I should have charged more for those minutes than I did and NO, I wouldn’t do it again. Memories, not minutes, are what we remember.”

The second most popular answer was financial sacrifice. Respondents have given up their homes, cars, and other jobs in order to pay employees or even simply keep the business afloat.

Finally, there were a few who said they would not choose to be a jewelry store owner if they could do it all over. One gave up a dream job, and one did it for their spouse. And one said this: “Time, family, health, vacations, satisfaction, sanity, security — I have none of these. I can’t sell my business, and I can’t get out from under it. I have to show up and push every single day. I would have sold everything and retired to Belize at the peak of money-making in 2007 if I had known what I was doing.”

“Time, family, health, vacations, satisfaction, sanity, security — I have none of these. I can’t sell my business, and I can’t get out from under it. I have to show up and push every single day. I would have sold everything and retired to Belize at the peak of money-making in 2007 if I had known what I was doing.”

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Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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Here’s the Biggest Sacrifice That Jewelers Make

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No matter how many books you read, you don’t know what it’s like to be a parent until you have a child. It’s the same thing with owning your own business – there are more sacrifices involved than you can possibly imagine.

Tops among them: an incredible investment of time, said INSTORE’s Brain Squad in our recent Big Survey. Out of 295 responses, an incredible 192 cited missing time with family and friends as their biggest sacrifice, with most saying they wouldn’t do it again if they had the chance, but some saying they would.

One reader wrote: “Taking time from my family to create custom pieces in the studio. That time and those items were stolen in a robbery. I wonder if they know the priceless pieces they took from us. Thank God for insurance and yes, I should have charged more for those minutes than I did and NO, I wouldn’t do it again. Memories, not minutes, are what we remember.”

The second most popular answer was financial sacrifice. Respondents have given up their homes, cars, and other jobs in order to pay employees or even simply keep the business afloat.

Finally, there were a few who said they would not choose to be a jewelry store owner if they could do it all over. One gave up a dream job, and one did it for their spouse. And one said this: “Time, family, health, vacations, satisfaction, sanity, security — I have none of these. I can’t sell my business, and I can’t get out from under it. I have to show up and push every single day. I would have sold everything and retired to Belize at the peak of money-making in 2007 if I had known what I was doing.”

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“Time, family, health, vacations, satisfaction, sanity, security — I have none of these. I can’t sell my business, and I can’t get out from under it. I have to show up and push every single day. I would have sold everything and retired to Belize at the peak of money-making in 2007 if I had known what I was doing.”

This article is an online extra for INSTORE Online.

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When the Kids Have Their Own Careers, Wilkerson Can Help You to Retire

Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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