#79 Sourcing Secrets to Save Your Sanity (and Some Serious Time)

By Tracy Matthews / February 7, 2017

Every new (or even seasoned) designer can struggle with being able to locate the perfect clasp or chain or gemstone (for the right price).   At times it might seem that there are too many options but other…

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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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How to Hire a Production Contractor For Your Jewelry Business

By Sharon Kwon / December 16, 2014

Happy Tuesday… I’m sure you are all scrambling to finish up last-minute holiday orders just like I am. In fact, I received a RUSH wedding band order Friday night that needs to ship next week! Thank goodness I…

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Quick Ways to Get “Results” for Your Jewelry Business

By Tracy Matthews / July 1, 2014

Over the years, I’ve been really “results” focused in my jewelry business. For me, setting goals and achieving those goals is so gratifying. In fact, most recently, I had a strong desire to have a waiting list for…

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Secrets to Effortless Sourcing For Your Jewelry Business

By Tracy Matthews / May 13, 2014

Today, you are in luck! I am thrilled to be talking with Matthew Burnett today! Matt is the CEO and Co-Founder of Maker’s Row, an online marketplace for American manufacturers. In this video you are going to learn:…

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Employees vs. Independent Contractors: What You Need to Know When Adding to Your Team

By Tracy Matthews / April 15, 2014

Are you a jewelry designer who is ready to add to your team but you aren’t sure where to start? Does the thought of committing to a full time or part time employee make your nervous? How much…

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The inside scoop: when should I hire a Contractor vs. an Employee?

By Tracy Matthews / May 27, 2013

Robin and I hear this all of the time:: “I feel so overwhelmed! I want to pull my hair out because I have so many things to do. I know I should be acting like a CEO, but…

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Why you MUST think like a CEO (even if you have a solo jewelry biz)

By Tracy Matthews / March 19, 2013

“The entrepreneur is our visionary, the creator in each of us. We’re born with that quality and it defines our lives as we respond to what we see, hear, feel, and experience. It is developed, nurtured, and given…

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An interview with Amber McCue: What is outsourcing and why is it important for growth?

By Tracy Matthews / March 5, 2013

Have you ever been confused about what outsourcing means? Do you think outsourcing is having your jewelry manufactured in China? The truth is, if you want to have more freedom in your life and in your jewelry business…

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Insider secrets into outsourcing your jewelry production overseas – interview with Wendy Richmond

By Tracy Matthews / August 29, 2012

Wendy works with jewelry designers to help them set up and outsource their jewelry production overseas. Last week I interviewed overseas jewelry production guru, Wendy Richmond. In this short interview, we chat about her background as a jewelry…

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