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Leadership and Hiring

#215 Exactly What to Do, Ditch, or Delegate to Scale Your Sales

By Tracy Matthews / September 3, 2019

What makes a jewelry designer successful? Is it talent? Hard work? Luck? Not even close! If being talented and working hard was all it takes to make it in the jewelry biz… most jewelry designers would be successful.…

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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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blockchain responsible jewelry sourcing

#175 Blockchain + Responsible Sourcing to Tell a Better Story

By Tracy Matthews / November 13, 2018

Blockchain isn’t just about BitCoin.   In fact, cryptocurrencies were made possible because of Blockchain technology!   So what does this have to do with the jewelry and fashion industry?   Blockchain helps give a digital papertrail of…

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believe in your business

#172 Strengthening Your Inner Fitness with Patricia Moreno

By Tracy Matthews / October 23, 2018

Business and life are integrated in so many ways. How we feel about ourselves and what kind of lens we view business through shapes our ability to actually succeed. Working that inner confidence muscle is exactly what our…

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growing your creative business

#163 Top 10 Lessons Learned from a 5 Week Creative Sabbatical

By Tracy Matthews / August 21, 2018

Growing your creative business starts with allowing yourself the space to be creative.   That might sound obvious, but as your business grows your attention gets pulled in all kinds of directions.   It’s important to remind yourself…

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#161 The Surprising Way to Turn a Profit Every Year (even if your sales are slow)

By Tracy Matthews / August 7, 2018

There’s a difference between having a hobby and running a profitable jewelry business.   Here at Flourish & Thrive Academy, we give you the tools to figure out if you want a jewelry business – and how to…

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make your business work for you

#156 The F&TA B’day Episode: How to Make Your Business Work for YOU (instead of the other way around)

By Tracy Matthews / July 3, 2018

Time flies so fast, Flourish & Thrive Academy is 6 years old! On our birthday, we like to reflect on lessons we learned over the years and what we want to pass on to you in your business!…

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Lead your team in your jewelry business

#153 Like a Boss Part 2: How to Hire and Lead Your Team Professionally

By Tracy Matthews / June 11, 2018

Conflict resolution is a big part of leading your team professionally.   When you do this right, you breed a culture of accountability, trust, and support.   But when you get this wrong, you can create a culture…

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hire a team for your jewelry business

#152 Like a Boss Part 1: How to Hire and Lead Your Team Professionally

By Tracy Matthews / June 5, 2018

Your goal as a business owner is to only do the work you love.   It’s really possible if you learn how to hire a team of people who are super excited about your company!   The freedom…

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#134 10 Business Books that will Blow Your Mind

By Tracy Matthews / January 30, 2018

I’ll admit it, I love learning new things! I’m always on the hunt for a new business book or podcast. Plus, I can’t help but share my favorite finds with friends and biz besties! Today I put together…

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