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Archive for January 2013

How to Be Financially Free: Interview with Kate Northrup

Today, I am speaking with my friend Kate Northrup.  I’ve known Kate for several years now and I am always amazed by her wise words. In this “do-over” interview (my computer crashed and I lost the original) we go over some great stuff – including Moby and Sparkly paintings. Hey life can’t always be so…

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Designer Spotlight: Anne Bliss

A brief story of what you do and why you do it. I quit my job as a Customs Broker/office manager to stay home when our first child was born. I started Bliss Designs when our oldest was 9, part time, with a plan of 2-3 art shows a year.It has grown since then. I’m…

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Designer Spotlight: Ana Talukder Simpson

A brief story of what you do and why you do it. Ana shed her corporate life and started her jewelry company, The Pretty Peacock in 2008. The goal was to create jewelry that evokes emotion and crafted using traditional methods so that each piece can last a lifetime. High quality, recycled precious metals are…

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Free Coaching Call for Jewelry Designers

Back when I (Tracy) started my first design business, I had no idea what I was doing. I did almost everything the wrong way! I had a failure of a marketing plan, I amassed mounds of debt, and most regrettably, I never hired a consultant to help me make smart business decisions. So now we…

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What's holding YOU back from having a profitable jewelry business?

Here at F&TA we are always telling you about all the ways we can help your business. Whether it be massively increasing profits, expanding your company, finding your perfect customer, or perfecting marketing, we are confident we can help your jewelry design business flourish. We have been talking to a lot of struggling jewelry designers…

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Designer Spotlight: Lisa Lavado

A brief story of what you do and why you do it. For several years, I enjoyed jewelry making as a hobby. I left my accounting job to stay home with my three year old and my newborn. As my toddler turned into a kindergartener, and my newborn into a toddler, I began to think,…

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