Streamlining Your Business

#231 Top 7 Business Lessons From 2019

By Tracy Matthews / December 24, 2019

How have you changed since the beginning of this year? 2019 has been a transformative year for me. I thought it would be a steady, average year. I had the systems in place in my business, so I…

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#229 How to Know When It’s Time to Do the Work to Ask for Help

By Tracy Matthews / December 10, 2019

There was a time when I didn’t believe that anyone knew how to grow my business better than I did.  In fact, I was so ashamed to ask for help when I was struggling, that I pretended like…

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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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#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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#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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#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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#204 How to Elevate Your Brand with Packaging with Barbara Whitney

By Tracy Matthews / June 4, 2019

Unboxing experiences are a big deal these days… If you want to sell your product for premium prices, you have to think about packing! When customers open their purchase, they want it to be fun – to feel good.…

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#203 What YOU Need to Know in 2019 About the Current Wholesale Climate with Robin Kramer

By Tracy Matthews / May 28, 2019

This week is Robin’s birthday! I’m so excited to be chatting with her about the rapidly changing world of wholesale… Robin is our go-to girl in this department… She’s our wholesale and sales expert. And in the 7…

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#200 The BEST in Show Celebration

By Tracy Matthews / May 8, 2019

Wow! I seriously can’t believe this week was episode #200 of the Thrive by Design Podcast! I started this show because I wanted to serve the jewelry community in a bigger way. This work means the world to…

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#198 How to Protect Your Intellectual Property with a Manufacturer with Emma Gregory Boudah

By Tracy Matthews / April 23, 2019

Finally! The weather is warm and days are getting longer. A perfect time to look forward to GROWTH in your business. Springtime is all about new possibilities, right? Time to get your spring hustle on! As designers and…

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