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Thrive by Design was developed to support designers and makers with business, marketing and lifestyle strategies to help them reach the full potential of their brand.

Host Tracy Matthews loves to share her experiences, success and failures of building a successful jewelry brand. She also really has a blast interviewing major players in the jewelry industry and beyond -- from well-known designers to famous bloggers to store owners and PR mavens.

She’s on a mission to break down the barriers of the tight-lipped jewelry industry and strongly believes in community and collaboration over competition.

Latest from the Podcast

EP369: Do I fight for it? Or close my jewelry business?

October 3, 2022 |

If you’re feeling unsure about your jewelry business, this one’s for you. A lovely designer recently sent me a DM asking, “Do I fight for my jewelry business, or do I close it?” I wanted to talk about it, because it’s something I really struggled with many years ago. For those of you who don’t…

EP368: How To Market Beyond Your Network With A Small Marketing Budget

September 27, 2022 |

If you’re a business owner with a really small marketing budget, you’re probably wondering, “How do I grow beyond my friends and family network?” Someone recently asked this question in one of our Laying The Foundation Q&A sessions, and I know she’s not the only one who has this problem. Most people get their business…

Bonus Episode: Tuesday Tip: Standing Out With Your Collection

September 26, 2022 |

When I was first starting out as a jewelry designer, I got rejected a lot. It’s an inevitable part of starting a jewelry business. You get a lot of NO’s before you start hearing YES. Still, it hurts. So I wanted to get to the bottom of it. I learned over time to use rejection…