Branding

10 Creative Packaging Design Ideas for Small Businesses

By Tracy Matthews / September 14, 2021

Unboxing experiences are a big deal in the eCommerce world. Small business owners who want to sell their products for premium prices need to think of creative packaging design ideas. Imagine I asked you to pick between two…

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How to Photograph Jewelry and Other Products For Your Website

By Tracy Matthews / September 9, 2021

Every entrepreneur who successfully sells jewelry online knows how to take quality product photos for their website. Websites are a tool for visual communication, so the way you display your products is fundamental to increasing your online sales.…

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#305 Growing a Product Lifestyle Brand Where Your Personality is the Star with Katie Seller

By Tracy Matthews / June 8, 2021

Today I am thrilled to introduce you to Katie Seller, the irreverent and hilarious visionary behind Metal Marvels. Katie creates a wide variety of jewelry, apparel, and home goods designed to empower women to be themselves. Her honest…

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#303 The 5 Most Important Pages on Your Website with Coach Erin Alexander

By Tracy Matthews / May 25, 2021

When was the last time you took an honest look at your website? Your website may be the most important asset for your eCommerce brand. It’s a 24/7 one-stop-shop for customers to shop your products and learn about…

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#296 How to Get Over Your Fear of Video and Make Better Videos with Patrice Poltzer

By Tracy Matthews / April 6, 2021

It’s 2021 and video content is king, yet so many designers and small business owners are afraid to create videos for their brand. Patrice Poltzer and I are out to change that. Let’s talk about how you can…

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#292 Showing up Online with Authenticity with Jessica Zweig

By Tracy Matthews / March 9, 2021

Are you building a brand, or are you building a personal brand? A lot of designers are scared to be authentic online. I hear things like, “I’m just selling my products, I don’t need to post pictures of…

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#289 5 Tips for Jewelry Designers to Write Emails That Convert

By Tracy Matthews / February 16, 2021

How often are you emailing your list? The answer is, probably not enough. It might surprise you, but 2020 showed us time and time again that email marketing is vital for making more direct-to-consumer sales online.  The designers…

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#286 Before & After Laying the Foundation: Hear from 4 Students

By Tracy Matthews / January 26, 2021

After such an unpredictable year, I know a lot of makers may find themselves asking, “Is it really worth it to keep investing in my business?” Today I hope I can show you why the answer should be…

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#285 How this Designer Built a Values-Driven Business and More Than Doubled Her Sales this Year with Alyssa Miner

By Tracy Matthews / January 19, 2021

If you think getting clear on your brand values doesn’t need to be a priority, get ready to change your mind, m’dear. I’ve got an inspiring interview for you today. Alyssa Miner is a Laying the Foundation grad…

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