(Digital) Marketing and E-Commerce

#245 How to Pivot Your Sales Strategy When Your Shows Are Off and Stores Aren’t Buying

By Tracy Matthews / March 31, 2020

“Shows are canceled, stores are closed, and sales are down. How do I sell at a time like this?” This sentiment has been popping up all over the jewelry community. It’s a scary and uncertain time, but you…

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#243 Don’t Panic – Here’s What to Do NOW to Save Your Jewelry Business During the Coronavirus Pandemic with Robin Kramer

By Tracy Matthews / March 24, 2020

We’re in the middle of some rocky, uncharted waters, m’dear. But that doesn’t mean we’re doomed! It’s time to pull together as a community to support one another as we navigate this brand new territory. I’m tuning in…

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Bonus Episode #2: Your Jewelry and Product Business in the Face of Uncertainty

By Tracy Matthews / March 19, 2020

Are you freaking out a little bit? Don’t worry, the voice of reason is here! I’m talking about Jason R. Ayers, of course. In Part 1 we talked about what you can do to protect your mindset and…

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Bonus Episode #1 Your Jewelry and Product Business in the Face of Uncertainty

By Tracy Matthews / March 17, 2020

Breathe in, breathe out. It’s a scary time to be a business owner right now. I’m sure COVID-19 wasn’t a part of your 2020 business plan, but here we are. Although it might feel like the world is…

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#242 Becoming a Private Jeweler with Stephanie Gottlieb

By Tracy Matthews / March 10, 2020

Do you ever stalk other jewelry designers on Instagram? Yeah… I confess! It was no wonder that after stalking this designer’s IG that I wanted to interview her. She’s a private jeweler and designer of all things sparkly,…

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#241 Growing an Omnichannel Business with Carbon & Hyde

By Tracy Matthews / March 3, 2020

Some people think selling fine jewelry online is impossible. Oren Katz from Carbon & Hyde is here to prove them wrong. Born into a family of fine jewelers, Oren Katz and her sister Yarden turned their family-owned traditional…

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#240 How to Polarize to Magnetize Through Your Branding with Re Perez

By Tracy Matthews / February 25, 2020

Jewelry designers are a kooky lot. We know how to embrace the weird that makes us unique in a world that would often rather stifle it. My friend Re Perez is someone who knows a thing or two…

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#238 Ask Me Anything: Questions From Our SOS Students

By Tracy Matthews / February 11, 2020

What kind of questions are successful, in-demand jewelry designers asking about their business? Today, we’re going to find out – and answer them! I get Insta DMs all the time with questions about everything from sales to social…

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#237 Why I Care So Much About Your Jewelry Business

By Tracy Matthews / February 4, 2020

Every time I get an influx of new students, this question comes up in one way or another: “Tracy, why do you care whether my jewelry business fails or succeeds? Why should I listen to you?” Ouch, but…

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#236 Celebrating Our Students’ Successes

By Tracy Matthews / January 28, 2020

Building a business takes courage. I’ve seen designers try to do the same thing over and over again expecting something to change because they’re afraid of what might happen if they try something new. The monotony is familiar…

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