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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…

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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…

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How to Make Money Fast In Your Jewelry Business

By Tracy Matthews | April 26, 2019

Do you feel like you have no idea what you should be doing to make money? When I first started my business, I was always doing a million things. I…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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#194 How To Set Up Your Website For More Wholesale Orders

By Tracy Matthews | March 26, 2019

I might sound like a broken record but…   Do you know what your BIGGEST sales tool is? So many people are still getting it wrong!   Your website is…

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#193 The BEST Sales Strategy That Attracts Repeat Sales & Buyers

By Tracy Matthews | March 19, 2019

Do you have 1000 True Fans?   Trust me, it’s A-OK if you don’t. But are you ready to have 1000 people eager, willing and ready to support your business…

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My 10 Favorite Business Audiobooks When You're Too Busy To Read

By Tracy Matthews | March 13, 2019

As an entrepreneur and business owner, I’m guessing you’re pretty busy!?!   One of the reasons I started the Thrive by Design Podcast was because I’m obsessed with audio learning…

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