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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 and they don’t require me to sit down…

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#192 The Best in Content Marketing Strategy from Traffic & Conversion 2019

By Tracy Matthews / March 12, 2019

Traffic + Conversion = my 2 favorite words right now.   Seriously! Can you name a better feeling than having your voice reach millions of fans?   I know that there are people in the jewelry biz struggling…

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#190 4 Things Standing in the Way of Reaching Your Money Goals in the Next 90 Days w/ Anna Shilina

By Tracy Matthews / February 26, 2019

Meet Anna Shilina — she’ll help you make more money!   At the end of the day we’re all responsible for our own businesses, right? And if you’re not showing up for your business then you could be…

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#189 How to Avoid Burnout with Nina Cooper

By Tracy Matthews / February 19, 2019

Big goals + Big responsibilities = Burnout? It doesn’t have to!   Are you tired? Like really tired?   If you tell yourself “I’m busy but I’ve got this” then keep reading. I sat down with Nina Cooper,…

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#187 Visionary Series: Tips to Creatively Solve Problems in Your Business

By Tracy Matthews / February 4, 2019

Have you heard the saying: Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems?   It’s the idea that your problems don’t go away when you have more money (or your business grows).   In business terms: Mo’ Money, Different Problems.   When…

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How a Tired Jewelry Designer Went from Extreme Burnout to Increasing Her Sales 200%!

By Tracy Matthews / January 31, 2019

Today I want to introduce you to an amazing woman who rebuilt her jewelry business entirely from the ground up!   Nicole Gariepy, from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, started her jewelry business as a part-time job during…

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#186 How to Become an A-Player in Business (and Get What You Want)

By Tracy Matthews / January 29, 2019

Who are some of your favorite icons in the world? Maybe it’s Beyonce, or Marie Forleo, or Oprah, or a world leader.   They’re people that we look up to and admire, and may even want to be…

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How One Jewelry Designer Went From Single Digit Sales on Etsy to Quitting Her Day Job

By Tracy Matthews / January 25, 2019

Today we’re sharing a story on what can be accomplished when big dreams and strategy collide!   When we first met Toby Myles in 2016 she had a love for motorcycles, a passion for jewelry making and a…

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#185 How to Use Storytelling to Sell More Jewelry

By Tracy Matthews / January 22, 2019

Think about all of the important lessons you’ve been taught in your life.   Whether it was from a parent, or a college class, or an elderly person you met in line at the grocery store. Why are…

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#184 The Truth About Why Most Jewelry Businesses are Broke (and What to Do About It)

By Tracy Matthews / January 16, 2019

Do you ever feel stressed about money in your business? 💳     No matter how hard you try to make sales and keep the cash flow coming in, you can’t seem to keep the money in your…

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