Business Resources

#39 Simple Tips To Understand Your Financial Reports with Mariel Diaz

By Tracy Matthews / May 3, 2016

On today’s episode, we’re talking all about numbers and financial reporting!   …Okay, so I probably lost the attention of about half of you with that sentence.   Stay with me, today’s subject is critical for you to…

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#37 Inventory Management Strategies to Increase Cash Flow for Independent Jewelry Biz Owners

By Tracy Matthews / April 19, 2016

Welcome to Episode 37! I am so thrilled I got the chance to sit down with today’s special guest, Inta Ievins.   She knows a thing or two about inventory…   I made a HUGE mistake in my…

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#36 Nine Questions About Building a Jewelry Biz DREAM Team – Answered!

By Tracy Matthews / April 12, 2016

Welcome to Episode #36   Almost every day, we get a lot of really great questions about hiring a team. Are you wondering when is the right time to hire? Are you unsure who to hire first?  …

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#35: THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT WHY YOU FEEL OVERWHELMED BY YOUR JEWELRY BUSINESS

By Tracy Matthews / April 5, 2016

Welcome to the Thrive by Design Podcast, Episode 35! I’m especially excited for today’s episode because we’re going to be talking about one of the most common struggles for jewelry designers today.   We listened to you and…

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#33 Time Optimization Strategies for Busy Jewelry Biz Owners

By Tracy Matthews / March 22, 2016

Have you ever felt like you went all day feeling like you were working hard, only by the end of the day, somehow, nothing is done?   All of a sudden, you open up Facebook only to find…

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#28: Advice From Marie Forleo of B-School

By Tracy Matthews / February 17, 2016

On today’s episode, I had the pleasure of bringing on one amazing woman who I consider my mentor. She helped me rebuild my business from failure and bankruptcy to thirty thousand dollars in profits in an eighteen month…

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Marie Forleo’s B-School Review: How B-School Changed My Life

By Tracy Matthews / February 17, 2016

  A lot of you have been asking questions about Marie Forleo’s B-School so I wanted to write a little review to show you HOW B-School can help build your online presence…   At the end of the…

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#27: Secrets to Building a Successful Jewelry Business Online (with Rio Grande’s Arien Gessner & Jamie Gros)

By Tracy Matthews / February 16, 2016

On today’s episode, I was lucky enough to sit down with online marketing gurus Arien Gessner and Jamie Gros. These guys just so happen to be the marketing and creative directors (respectively) of an online business that most…

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#26: How I Booked Over $30K in Profits Converting Leads From My Website

By Tracy Matthews / February 9, 2016

On today’s podcast, I am sharing my personal journey in building websites, increasing online sales, and cultivating lasting relationships. You should definitely listen to this episode, but if you want to go directly to the source and learn…

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#25: The Process of Discovery as a Jewelry Designer with Heather B. Moore

By Tracy Matthews / February 1, 2016

On today’s podcast, I sat down with Cleveland-based jewelry designer Heather B. Moore to discuss her brand journey and the process of discovery. As creatives, jewelers, and makers, it can be all too easy to feel unsure about…

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