Sales and Relationship Building

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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#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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#239 How to Use Snail Mail to Grow Your Sales with Miriam Schulman

By Tracy Matthews / February 18, 2020

When was the last time you got a fun surprise in the mail from a brand you like? The truth is, not a lot of companies aren’t sending out snail mail anymore… which makes it the perfect opportunity…

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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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#235 What’s Working NOW to Market and Sell Jewelry

By Tracy Matthews / January 21, 2020

I wish I could say the jewelry market isn’t saturated, but let’s be honest… it is. But I’m not telling you this to discourage you. On the contrary, you need to know that it takes consistent strategy and…

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#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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