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#227 How One Skeptical Designer Doubled Her Sales This Year By Taking Our Advice

By Tracy Matthews / November 26, 2019

I love it when a skeptical designer enrolls in our program – only to have their business totally transform! That’s exactly what happened to Peggy Houchin, the designer behind Peggy Houchin Jewelry.  Peggy came to us because in…

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#213 Want to Make $100K Salary as a Jewelry Designer? Here’s what it takes…

By Tracy Matthews / August 6, 2019

For most designers, making a $100,000 salary is what it will take for you to quit your job or achieve your goals. I hear it all the time. “Tracy, I want to make $100,000 a year. What does…

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#210 How to Recession-Proof Your Business

By Tracy Matthews / July 16, 2019

Today’s topic is very close to my heart: recession-proofing your business.  If you’ve listened to my story, you know my first business got wiped out by the Great Recession of 2008.  I used to carry a lot of…

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#208 What it REALLY Takes to Go From $50K to $1 Million in Revenue with Robin Kramer

By Tracy Matthews / July 2, 2019

It’s birthday season here at Flourish & Thrive Academy lately! If you didn’t know, our company is turning 7 this week! And we just passed Robin’s birthday too… In honor of this huge milestone, Robin and I got…

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How to Make Money Fast In Your Jewelry Business

By Tracy Matthews / April 26, 2019

Do you feel like you have no idea what you should be doing to make money? When I first started my business, I was always doing a million things. I was crazy busy. I’d work all day non-stop…

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#191 Train Your Customers To Buy From You Online

By Tracy Matthews / February 28, 2019

Yes, you can sell your jewelry online! Or have you been doubting yourself? We all feel great doing what we know…but why is it so hard to pivot out of our routines? The real big struggle is when…

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#190 4 Things Standing in the Way of Reaching Your Money Goals in the Next 90 Days w/ Anna Shilina

By Tracy Matthews / February 26, 2019

Meet Anna Shilina — she’ll help you make more money!   At the end of the day we’re all responsible for our own businesses, right? And if you’re not showing up for your business then you could be…

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#184 The Truth About Why Most Jewelry Businesses are Broke (and What to Do About It)

By Tracy Matthews / January 16, 2019

Do you ever feel stressed about money in your business? 💳 No matter how hard you try to make sales and keep the cash flow coming in, you can’t seem to keep the money in your account or…

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#183 How to Simplify Your Business to Make More Money This Year

By Tracy Matthews / January 8, 2019

What’s your word of the year?   My word of the year for 2019 is ELEVATE!   Last year, my word of the year was SIMPLIFY here’s why… Have you ever felt that making money is hard because…

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Applying for Grants and Awards

#94 How to Attract Massive Publicity by Applying for Grants and Awards

By Tracy Matthews / May 23, 2017

“Fake it ‘til you Make it” I used to say that to my yoga students all of the time when I would teach them arm balances. Guess what, it works! They would believe they could levitate and eventually…

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