Podcast

#40: The Biggest Pricing Mistakes That Cost You Big Time

By Tracy Matthews / May 10, 2016

Let’s go back to school today…   Raise your hand if you’ve ever gotten feedback that your jewelry is priced too high or too low.   Raise your hand if you aren’t making enough sales because of price…

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#39 Simple Tips To Understand Your Financial Reports with Mariel Diaz

By Tracy Matthews / May 3, 2016

On today’s episode, we’re talking all about numbers and financial reporting!   …Okay, so I probably lost the attention of about half of you with that sentence.   Stay with me, today’s subject is critical for you to…

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#38 Easy Sourcing Strategies for Your Jewelry Business

By Tracy Matthews / April 26, 2016

Sourcing, Sourcing Sourcing…it’s a thorn in our side as designers and jewelry makers.   I know many of YOU get seriously overwhelmed by sourcing.   I’ll be honest: I even got anxiety when planning this podcast!   (I’m…

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#37 Inventory Management Strategies to Increase Cash Flow for Independent Jewelry Biz Owners

By Tracy Matthews / April 19, 2016

Welcome to Episode 37! I am so thrilled I got the chance to sit down with today’s special guest, Inta Ievins.   She knows a thing or two about inventory…   I made a HUGE mistake in my…

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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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#35: THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT WHY YOU FEEL OVERWHELMED BY YOUR JEWELRY BUSINESS

By Tracy Matthews / April 5, 2016

Welcome to the Thrive by Design Podcast, Episode 35! I’m especially excited for today’s episode because we’re going to be talking about one of the most common struggles for jewelry designers today.   We listened to you and…

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#34 PR & MARKETING “TODD REED STYLE” WITH LIZ KANTNER

By Tracy Matthews / March 29, 2016

On today’s podcast, I got together with jewelry-lover and trailblazing marketing specialist Liz Kantner to have a very important conversation.   That’s right, whip out your pen and paper, because today we’re talking about how to get maximum…

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#33 Time Optimization Strategies for Busy Jewelry Biz Owners

By Tracy Matthews / March 22, 2016

Have you ever felt like you went all day feeling like you were working hard, only by the end of the day, somehow, nothing is done?   All of a sudden, you open up Facebook only to find…

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#32 Making a Living As A Jeweler with Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith of SNAG

By Tracy Matthews / March 15, 2016

A big step for most jewelry makers today is going from making jewelry as a form of expression to making jewelry for a living. It can be especially difficult in today’s modern world, with social media and ecommerce.…

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#31 Jewelry Publicity Trends That are Working Right Now with Olga Gonzalez

By Tracy Matthews / March 8, 2016

Public Relations is a real mixed bag in the jewelry industry. I meet a ton of designers who ignore it all together (not a good idea!).   Others know that PR is important to get exposure for their…

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