Best Practices

#264 Pinterest Tips from a Wedding Industry Insider with Jessica Zimmerman

By Tracy Matthews / August 11, 2020

Get ready for one of the most powerful interviews you’ve heard all year. Meet Jessica Zimmerman, the creative entrepreneur who went from working 16 hour days with no profit to building a 7-figure business with much less demanding…

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#263 How to Work With Your Partner or Spouse in Your Company with Jess VanDen

By Tracy Matthews / August 4, 2020

Is running a business with your spouse or partner a good idea? We brought in an expert.  Jess VanDen runs not one, but TWO different businesses with the help of her husband – Epheriell Jewelry and Create and…

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How to Start a Jewelry Line – 12 Steps to starting a profitable jewelry business from home

By Tracy Matthews / August 3, 2020

You’ve got a talent for jewelry design and making. Now you’re thinking about starting (or may have already started) a jewelry business. Awesome! Now, you might be thinking about turning your side hobby into a money making business.…

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#262 From Successful Side Hustle to a 6+ Figure Business in Less Than a Year with Gitti Lindner

By Tracy Matthews / July 28, 2020

If you’re running a side hustle and wondering – can I really turn this into a full-time business? You need to meet Gitti Lindner… Gitti is a ceramicist and founder of Cinder Ceramics. What began as a side…

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#261 Visionary Habits that Create Quick Momentum

By Tracy Matthews / July 21, 2020

Do you have a clear vision of what you want out of your business? We creatives tend to dream big – and contrary to popular belief, that’s actually a gift in business, if you know how to use…

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#260 3 Key Metrics to Supercharge Your Online and E-Commerce Sales

By Tracy Matthews / July 14, 2020

What would it take to make at least one sale on your website every single day? Nearly every designer I know wants to increase their online sales. Especially now! But I’m tired of seeing designers busting their butts…

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#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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#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 their creativity. Since then, F&TA has undergone a…

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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 home has been a creative challenge facing jewelerypreneurs…

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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.  So I decided to reevaluate and get real…

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