The Blog

#254 How to Use Tik Tok For Your Jewelry or Creative Product Business with Elise Darma

By Tracy Matthews | May 26, 2020

How do you achieve freedom and financial independence? By taking risks. Elise Darma rebelled against her traditional upbringing and chose the freedom to travel instead of being tied down to…

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#253 Mind-Blowing Success Stories to Inspire You with Robin Kramer

By Tracy Matthews | May 19, 2020

What’s the most important tool to set yourself up for success? A good support network. Here at the Flourish and Thrive Academy, we aim to create antifragile businesses that can…

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#252 The Fine Jewelry Virtual Trunk Show That Brought in 39K in 2 Hours with Shehana Kimiangatau

By Tracy Matthews | May 12, 2020

Many designers feel weird about selling right now, but now is the time for online businesses to grow in a major way. People are cooped up at home and are…

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#251 How to Host Your Own Virtual Art Fair with Ana Maria Andricain

By Tracy Matthews | May 5, 2020

People are doing amazing things with their businesses right now!  Many designers have actually increased their sales during this uncertain time by pivoting their business models and utilizing creative strategies…

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#250 How to Navigate Closures in Your Brick and Mortar Retail Store

By Tracy Matthews | April 28, 2020

In times of financial uncertainty and online-only shopping, jewelry can still thrive. Merging creative marketing solutions with the adaptation of online retail, independent jewelry designers who once relied on in-store…

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#249 Overcoming Anxiety and Taking Calculated Risks with Sarah McAleer

By Tracy Matthews | April 21, 2020

Nothing makes me happier than seeing a jewelry designer move from a place of uncertainty to a place of power. It happens when you overcome your fears to take calculated…

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#248 6 Online Sales Strategies that Are Working Now

By Tracy Matthews | April 14, 2020

I want to tell you something: it’s OKAY if you’re feeling overwhelmed right now. The changes we’re experiencing are causing a lot of fear and uncertainty and I understand how…

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#247 Stop Checking Your Likes with Susie Moore

By Tracy Matthews | April 7, 2020

It’s time for you to show up for your business without worrying about what the external world thinks. That’s what Susie Moore is all about! She’s a life coach, author,…

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#246 Simple Jewelry Bench Tips with Corkie Bolton of Metalsmith Society

By Tracy Matthews | April 2, 2020

Breaking news: double-sided tape is about to rock your world. At least, that’s what happened to me when I sat down with Corkie Bolton for a second round of podcasting!…

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#245 How to Pivot Your Sales Strategy When Your Shows Are Off and Stores Aren't Buying

By Tracy Matthews | March 31, 2020

“Shows are canceled, stores are closed, and sales are down. How do I sell at a time like this?” This sentiment has been popping up all over the jewelry community.…

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