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#209 How to Find the Courage to Face Your Fears and Create a Life You Love with Ruth Soukup

By Tracy Matthews / July 9, 2019

I’m beyond stoked about this week’s topic because it’s something the Flourish & Thrive Academy community knows all about… FEAR. Being an entrepreneur by definition pretty much means facing your fears… Putting yourself out there  Taking risks  Doing…

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How This Jewelry Designer Got an 83% Increase in Online Sales & Sailed the World

By Tracy Matthews / December 4, 2018

*We feature stories from our community to inspire others to launch, grow, and scale successful jewelry businesses that support their desired lifestyle. Today’s story is an awesome example of how to create a business that works for your…

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#96 How to Navigate the Recent Instagram Changes to Recapture Engagement

By Tracy Matthews / June 6, 2017

Making room for authentic connection is the goal of Instagram’s platform. But the spammers are everywhere… “Nice pic!” “Luv ur feed!” “Great lighting in this one!” Ugh. You can just tell they are auto-generated comments! This is what…

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The #1 Way to Get the Right Kind of Traffic to Your Jewelry Website

#84 The #1 Way to Get More Traffic to Your Jewelry Website

By Tracy Matthews / March 14, 2017

Having a jewelry business these days sort of requires you to double as a marketing guru. Or at least it definitely feels that way sometimes! You’re learning new terms like “sales funnel” “pixel” and “brand assets” The big…

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How to Explode Your Jewelry Sales Using Facebook Groups with Lauren Zavlunov

#78 How to Explode Your Jewelry Sales Using Facebook Groups with Lauren Zavlunov

By Tracy Matthews / January 31, 2017

Wondering how to stand out on Facebook can cause some serious stress, confusion and overwhelm. Can you relate? You’re not alone! With changing algorithms and fan pages, Facebook especially can be a tough nut to crack. So it’s…

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Incorporating Philanthropy into Your Jewelry Biz

#67 Incorporating Philanthropy into Your Jewelry Biz

By Tracy Matthews / November 14, 2016

How many of you donate to charities or a cause that you’re passionate about? How many of you WANT to donate a percentage of sales or profits to your favorite cause, but aren’t sure where to begin? Raise…

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Memorable Moments and Takeaways from F&TA Live 2016

#63 Memorable Moments and Takeaways from F&TA Live 2016

By Tracy Matthews / October 18, 2016

Your life (or your business) can change in a single moment. Or in the case of our Flourish & Thrive LIVE event last month…two days worth of moments. I finally feel like my feet are back on the…

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How 6 Designers Grew their businesses like crazy in 6 months

#59 How 6 Designers Grew their businesses like crazy in 6 months

By Tracy Matthews / September 20, 2016

Who do you turn to when you have a question about your jewelry biz? When I was first starting out as a designer, I turned to my friend Suzi, who was a sweater designer. She had been in…

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Converting Looky Loos Into Buyers at Live Events

#55 Converting Looky Loos Into Buyers at Live Events

By Tracy Matthews / August 23, 2016

Curious, have you ever heard about how Robin & I met? Guesses? Well, you might have heard this story before but we met at a trade show in 2006 called the ENK Accessories Circuit Show. You could even…

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How to Create a Culture of Fun in Your Jewelry Business With Nina Cooper

#53 How to Create a Culture of Fun in Your Jewelry Business With Nina Cooper

By Tracy Matthews / August 9, 2016

As a jewelry entrepreneur, what do you do when facing a “must do” task that you REALLY don’t want to do. Or if you have employees, how do you motivate them to tackle the task that no one…

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