Branding

#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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Your Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Jewelry Business Names

By Tracy Matthews / December 9, 2020

Choosing a jewelry business name isn’t as easy as using an “instant name generator”. (Please don’t use those.) Let’s take a look at why your business name matters, then we’ll dive right into choosing the right name for your jewelry business. And after that? Business success.

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#275 How to Improve Your Website Conversions with Reese Spykerman

By Tracy Matthews / November 10, 2020

Is your website bringing in consistent sales or losing customers at first glance? Did you know that even some of the biggest brands get key parts of their websites wrong and lose leads and sales?  Reese Spykerman is…

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#272 Leadership Marketing with Lacy Boggs

By Tracy Matthews / October 6, 2020

In the world of e-commerce, content is king. But how do you design a content marketing strategy that fits your brand, draws in your customers, and stands out in a saturated industry? Lacy Boggs is here to tell…

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#271 The BIPOC Open Letter with Angely Martinez

By Tracy Matthews / September 29, 2020

The BIPOC Open Letter is making waves in the jewelry industry, and I got to interview the inspiring designer who organized it – Angely Martinez. Born in the Dominican Republic, Angely Martinez is an award-winning jewelry designer and…

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