The Blog

#258 Birthday Episode – Change Your Story with Jason Ayers

By Tracy Matthews | June 30, 2020

Happy Birthday to Flourish & Thrive Academy! 8 years ago Robin and I committed to demystifying the jewelry industry and helping designers find their spark and build businesses that support…

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#257 How To Makeover Your Home Office for More Productivity with Toby Fairley

By Tracy Matthews | June 23, 2020

Whether you’re working from home for the first time or trying to improve your established home office habits, this is the episode for you. Finding your groove while working from…

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#256 Core Values and How to Position Your Brand to Align with Them

By Tracy Matthews | June 16, 2020

I want to do something a little different this week… 2020 has been a year of reflection and change for me, and I hope it has been for you, too. …

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Message About #BlackOutTuesday

By Tracy Matthews | June 2, 2020
#BlackOutTuesday

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…

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#255 From Burnout to Business Bliss with Jennifer Dawes

By Tracy Matthews | June 2, 2020

What happens when you’re doing the thing you're supposed to love but the stress of it is taking a toll on your personal life? Business burnout is no joke! Sometimes…

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#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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