#64 Practical Planning with Creative Vision with Patricia van den Akker
It’s time to start planning for your 2017 business year! I know what you’re thinking… For weeks we’ve been telling you that you’ve got to be focusing on your Holiday sales season. And now we’re ripping the rug out from under you and changing gears before we even get to November! Yep...and no. You all know t [READ MORE]
#63 Memorable Moments and Takeaways from F&TA Live 2016
Your life (or your business) can change in a single moment. Or in the case of our Flourish & Thrive LIVE event last month...two days worth of moments. I finally feel like my feet are back on the ground after hosting 85 designers and industry experts here in NYC… ...but I’ll never forget my biggest takeaways from spending [READ MORE]
#62 How to Pivot Your Jewelry Business Direction Practically and Patiently
There aren’t many things worse than feeling trapped, especially by your business. Have you ever felt like your business is was dragging you down? You’re not alone…. I was talking to one of our mastermind designers the other day. She was so relieved because she pivoted her business model this year. After she closed d [READ MORE]
#61 To consign or not to consign, that is the question with Robin Kramer
Consignment. If you’ve been selling to stores at all you’ve likely been asked to consign your jewelry. Robin and I are hosting this episode together today because we get asked “All Of The Time” for our opinion on consignment. I’ll give it to you in a nutshell… We aren’t totally sold. I’ve been burned by [READ MORE]
#60 How to Use Instagram to Spike Your Holiday Sales with Melissa Camilleri
Now that F&TA Live is over...there is only one thing I’m thinking about…. The big debate…. No, not the presidential debate last night (not going to get political here).... But the debate about the new changes in Instagram and how that’s going to affect holiday sales. Debates and elections aside...there’s no ques [READ MORE]
#59 How 6 Designers Grew their businesses like crazy in 6 months
Who do you turn to when you have a question about your jewelry biz? When I was first starting out as a designer, I turned to my friend Suzi, who was a sweater designer. She had been in the fashion industry for a few years and she had great advice, but unfortunately it wasn’t always super relatable to my jewelry business. It ki [READ MORE]
#58 How to Spark Ideas for Headlines that Sparkle with Laura Belgray
Stuck!?! There is nothing more frustrating than feeling like you have nothing good to say (or write)! Let’s get real darlings…we’ve all been there before. Tell me- How many hours have you spent staring at a blank google doc on your computer trying to think of something clever to say? - How many times have you [READ MORE]
#57 Blogging Tips for Increasing Website Traffic
Orlando Bloom...Felix the Cat...Lucky Magazine. Kinda Random topics for a jewelry blog...but they were the topics I chose during my first month blogging back in 2008. Like many of you who are new to blogging, I wasn’t really sure what to write about so I ended up writing about a bunch of random stuff with no strategy behind it [READ MORE]

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