Sales and Relationship Building

#234 Top Business Questions From The Metalsmith Society Answered

By Tracy Matthews / January 14, 2020

The jewelry industry can be notoriously secretive. In a true demonstration of #CommunityOverCompetition, Metalsmith Society is trying to change that. Just as we’ve created a supportive space for jewelers to learn about business, Corkie Bolton has established a…

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#233 Simple Steps to Accelerate Your Sales in 2020

By Tracy Matthews / January 7, 2020

Let’s start the new decade off with a challenge! I love January (even though it’s a slow month for us designers) because it’s an opportunity for a fresh start. Time to refresh your mindset, fast-track your sales, and…

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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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#226 The Desired Brand Effect – Here’s How to Use It In Your Business

By Tracy Matthews / November 19, 2019

Not every jewelry designer has the same goals and dreams, but we all want the same things from our business: freedom to live the life you desire, control over your brand, and a sense of accomplishment at the…

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#223 Don’t Keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller

By Tracy Matthews / October 29, 2019

You’re here because you don’t want to work on building someone else’s dream, you want to build your own. But… how do you turn that dream into a reality? Allow me to introduce Cathy Heller, author, and host…

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#221 The Mindset of Strategic Growth with Jess Gebauer and Mary Ann Saville

By Tracy Matthews / October 15, 2019

Running a business is a full-time job. There’s so much to keep track of, and it takes serious focus to stay on top of everything. Now imagine running TWO! Introducing, Mary Ann Saville… Mary Ann owns two different…

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#220 Building Community and Die Hard Fans Around Your Brand with Chelsea Farmer

By Tracy Matthews / October 8, 2019

If you’re struggling with social media, read on… You can have a strong social media presence and an online community of raving fans without having millions of followers. What’s more valuable than numbers is how you engage with…

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#219 Top 10 Takeaways of Our SOS Live Retreat (Success Stories with Designers)

By Tracy Matthews / October 1, 2019

I am just beaming today, m’dear!  My team and I just wrapped up our quarterly SOS Live Retreat in NYC… and it was incredible! When I was just getting started in business, it was mastermind sessions with peers…

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#216 Why Selling at Shows Might be Killing Your Business

By Tracy Matthews / September 10, 2019

We both know that selling at shows can be back-breaking work, m’dear. And it doesn’t get easier as you get older… trust me. Plus, what would happen to your biz if you had to take a break and…

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Best of Series #3: Episode #90: 10 Content Creation Ideas to Promote Your Next Jewelry Collection Launch

By Tracy Matthews / August 27, 2019

Are you struggling to come up with content ideas for your brand? I’m here to help… When someone buys from you, it’s your chance to build a relationship and gain a loyal customer. Content is an empowering way…

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