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Sales and Relationship Building

#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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Broadway, Bartering & Baton Rouge—Oh My! Jewelry Designer Turned a Dressing Room Hobby Into a 6-Fig Biz

By Tracy Matthews / August 1, 2019

I’m so excited to share today’s story. It’s about Ana Maria Andricain, an inspiring woman who has been in our community for over 5 years. I’m sharing her story because it’s absolutely amazing! Ana Maria started her jewelry-making…

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#212 How to Get People to Open Your Emails with Tarzan Kay

By Tracy Matthews / July 30, 2019

Wanna know what’s crazy? Business owners notoriously underutilize their email list. They’re missing out on a HUGE opportunity for growth. This week I chatted with the clever and energetic Tarzan Kay! She might be even more passionate about…

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#211 Taking Responsible Sourcing to the Next Level with Meri Geraldine

By Tracy Matthews / July 23, 2019

I am so thrilled about this week’s guest, you guys! She’s the kind of woman who talks the talk and walks the walk. Before getting into jewelry, Meri Geraldine worked as a sustainability consultant. But after having her…

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#210 How to Recession-Proof Your Business

By Tracy Matthews / July 16, 2019

Today’s topic is very close to my heart: recession-proofing your business.  If you’ve listened to my story, you know my first business got wiped out by the Great Recession of 2008.  I used to carry a lot of…

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#208 What it REALLY Takes to Go From $50K to $1 Million in Revenue with Robin Kramer

By Tracy Matthews / July 2, 2019

It’s birthday season here at Flourish & Thrive Academy lately! If you didn’t know, our company is turning 7 this week! And we just passed Robin’s birthday too… In honor of this huge milestone, Robin and I got…

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