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EP208: What it REALLY Takes to Go From $50K to $1 Million in Revenue

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

Release Date: 07/02/2019

EP222: The 3 Pillars Product Content Strategy with the Jaqueline and Minna of the Product Boss show art EP222: The 3 Pillars Product Content Strategy with the Jaqueline and Minna of the Product Boss

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

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EP221: The Mindset of Strategic Growth with Jess Gebauer and Mary Ann Saville show art EP221: The Mindset of Strategic Growth with Jess Gebauer and Mary Ann Saville

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

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 businesses, Vedeli Designs, and VDI Jewelry Findings. She started our Strategic Online Sales Accelerator (SOS) at the beginning of this year, and her sales are already up by 40%! She anticipates that the number will be closer to 75-80% by the end of this year. Talk about record growth! When I heard about Mary Ann, I was so inspired, I wanted to get her on the podcast pronto....

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EP220: Building Community and Die Hard Fans Around Your Brand with Chelsea Farmer show art EP220: Building Community and Die Hard Fans Around Your Brand with Chelsea Farmer

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

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 your following and how they engage with each other. Having 100 active followers is so much better than having 1,000 that never say anything. And you don’t need a huge team of social media managers, copywriters, and marketing experts for your online accounts to succeed. With the right strategy, you can build a flourishing community around your brand....

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EP219: Top 10 Takeaways of Our SOS Live Retreat (Success Stories with Designers) show art EP219: Top 10 Takeaways of Our SOS Live Retreat (Success Stories with Designers)

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

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 that were the most groundbreaking for my professional growth. I think getting together and brainstorming is one of the most valuable things we can do as a community. After all these years, I’m so happy to be hosting a quarterly live retreat for the students in my Strategic Onlines Sales Accelerator program (SOS). I’m still riding the high from working with so many brilliant...

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EP 218:  The Biggest Website Design and Conversion Mistakes Jewelry Designers Make and How to Fix Them show art EP 218: The Biggest Website Design and Conversion Mistakes Jewelry Designers Make and How to Fix Them

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

Have you ever noticed that grocery store layouts are all pretty much the same? The bakery is near the front, where you’re met with the comforting aroma of fresh bread. The dairy is in the back, so you have to walk through the whole store just to buy milk. The candy is by the register, a tempting and effective upsell.  This is not by accident – in fact, there are professionals who get paid a lot of money to map your journey through the store in a way that gets you to buy more stuff. The psychology of profit has been of interest to owners of grocery stores and supermarkets since, like,...

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EP217: How One Designer Increased Her Sales by 47% After the Tragic Loss of Her Mother with Twyla Dill show art EP217: How One Designer Increased Her Sales by 47% After the Tragic Loss of Her Mother with Twyla Dill

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

I am constantly blown away by the resilience and creativity from the designers in our community. Twyla Dill is one radiant example. While living in Turkey, Twyla learned how to make Oya, a delicate lace crocheted from thread. With plenty of inspiration, but no background in jewelry, she set to work creating pieces that blended the Turkish lace technique with a modern aesthetic. Eventually, Twyla Dill Designs was born. In April of 2019, Twyla’s second year in business, her mom passed away after years of battling Multiple Sclerosis. Needless to say, it was a tragic loss for Twyla and her...

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EP216: Why Selling at Shows Might be Killing Your Business show art EP216: Why Selling at Shows Might be Killing Your Business

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

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 couldn’t attend shows? Would it still function and make money while you were away? When I quit my day job to focus on building a business full-time, it was a real struggle. It was impossible for me to walk away because I did not set myself up for success. I realized that I had just created a new job for myself, not a business. Here’s the difference: A job requires you to be constantly working to...

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EP215: Exactly what to Do, Ditch, or Delegate to Scales your Sales show art EP215: Exactly what to Do, Ditch, or Delegate to Scales your Sales

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

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. In-demand designers succeed because they know what to do, ditch, and delegate to scale sales and work on their business. This is much easier said than done! You might catch yourself thinking, “No one else can do what I do.” But… that’s just not true m’dear! Like many designers, I didn’t want to let go of production when my business started taking off. My mind changed...

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Best of Series EP90: 10 Content Creation Ideas to Promote Your Next Jewelry Collection Launch show art Best of Series EP90: 10 Content Creation Ideas to Promote Your Next Jewelry Collection Launch

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

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 to do that – and it can be repurposed over and over! I know, I know… You (like many designers) are probably thinking “I don’t know what to write! I don’t know how to write! What do I do?!” Okay, take a deep breath. Making content is actually pretty simple once you get the hang of it! But I get why it’s so intimidating! When I was starting out, the thought of making...

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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 together on the podcast this week to chat about what we’ve learned… Both in growing F&TA, as well as our other ventures – and to share our biggest insights with you.

We’re diving into the topic of scaling…

What does it take and how do you do it?

The fact is certain characteristics set apart the brands that make it to multiple 6 figures and above and those that hover around the $50,000 a year mark.

Firstly, if you’re the designer or the visionary in your company, you need to figure out if you are your own bottleneck.

A lot of designers get stuck at this point because they never set up systems. They don’t learn to effectively delegate.

So they can only grow as much as their time allows. And one person can only do so much!

This means letting go of doing everything yourself and stepping up as Chief Visionary Officer…

If you’re ready to overcome this hurdle and learn what Robin and I have discovered about how to scale and grow a successful business, listen to the full episode now!