Tracy Matthews

#259 How to Crash Your Business to Reach Your Goals with Jason Ayers

By Tracy Matthews / July 7, 2020

Crashing your business is probably the last thing you want to think about right now, yeah? But what if I told you that understanding how to tank your business could actually be your ticket to reaching your goals?…

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Message About #BlackOutTuesday

By Tracy Matthews / June 2, 2020

At Flourish & Thrive Academy, we were founded on the mantra of #CommunityandCollaborationOverCompetition. From the beginning, we’ve been here to support diversity in the jewelry community and businesses of all types. Today, we stand together to support the…

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#203 What YOU Need to Know in 2019 About the Current Wholesale Climate with Robin Kramer

By Tracy Matthews / May 28, 2019

This week is Robin’s birthday! I’m so excited to be chatting with her about the rapidly changing world of wholesale… Robin is our go-to girl in this department… She’s our wholesale and sales expert. And in the 7…

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Time to Change Your Story?

By Tracy Matthews / May 7, 2019

There are two types of designers – two types of people in entrepreneurship… The first are those who don’t really value their time….   They’re stuck in the same old story about how nothing ever works for them.…

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#199 How to Get Big Exposure with Alternative Media Opportunities with Laura Powers

By Tracy Matthews / May 2, 2019

Pssst! There isn’t a “holy grail” to gaining big exposure. It’s gonna take some TRIAL and ERROR. After a lot of years as an entrepreneur, I’ve learned a few things about content… What works, what doesn’t, and the…

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#198 How to Protect Your Intellectual Property with a Manufacturer with Emma Gregory Boudah

By Tracy Matthews / April 23, 2019

Finally! The weather is warm and days are getting longer. A perfect time to look forward to GROWTH in your business. Springtime is all about new possibilities, right? Time to get your spring hustle on! As designers and…

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#197 The Simple Way To Bring Cash Into Your Biz Fast

By Tracy Matthews / April 16, 2019

Does talking about making money in your biz make you squirm a little bit? It’s super hard when you pour yourself into your biz but aren’t making any money. It feels like no matter how amazing your work…

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Episode #196 The 75% Rule

By Tracy Matthews / April 9, 2019

There’s lots of confusion. What really matters to grow your business? Is it finances, sales, admin, social media, marketing, photography, pixeling your website, cleaning the dirt under your fingernails from that red rouge buffing compound…? The list is…

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#195 Guerrilla Marketing Strategies That Actually Work with Aggie Burnett

By Tracy Matthews / April 2, 2019

What are you waiting for? I asked my good friend Aggie Burnett, co-founder of Nomaterra fragrances, what she was waiting for to get to the next step in her business. Since her early 20’s, she’s nourished relationships with…

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#136 You Asked, She Answered! Q&A with Marie Forleo

By Tracy Matthews / February 13, 2018

I’m rarely shocked…but what happens in today’s episode really surprised me. I sat down for the third time with Marie Forleo. (Lucky me!) And what she said had my mouth gaping open… And I think you might be…

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