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EP201: How to Launch One of a Kind Collections and Sell Out in Less than a Month

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

Release Date: 05/14/2019

EP255: From Burnout to Business Bliss wtih Jennifer Dawes show art EP255: From Burnout to Business Bliss wtih Jennifer Dawes

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

What happens when you’re doing the thing you're supposed to love but the stress of it is taking a toll on your personal life? Business burnout is no joke!  Sometimes you may even want to give up. But is here to prove that you can always overcome overwhelm and turn your biz around. Jennifer has been in business for nearly 20 years, and is known for her . However, like so many designers, she hit a bottleneck and felt overwhelmed when it came time to grow her business. I first met Jennifer when she joined the Flourish & Thrive community. To say she’s completely transformed in the...

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EP254: How to Use Tik Tok For Your Jewelry or Creative Product Business with Elise Darma show art EP254: How to Use Tik Tok For Your Jewelry or Creative Product Business with Elise Darma

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

How do you achieve freedom and financial independence? By taking risks. rebelled against her traditional upbringing and chose the freedom to travel instead of being tied down to a job.  She made her dream come true when she started her own business providing social media marketing services.  Social media is integral, now more than ever, to running your business - but learning a new platform can be intimidating.  is here today to give us advice on how to help our businesses thrive in a whole new way.

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EP253: Mind Blowing Success Stories to Inspire You show art EP253: Mind Blowing Success Stories to Inspire You

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

What’s the most important tool to set yourself up for success? A good support network. Here at the Flourish and Thrive Academy, we aim to create antifragile businesses that can survive anything. is my dear friend and co-founder. As an expert on wholesale and client relationships, Robin has been overjoyed to see all the creative solutions you have been coming up within the #ThriveTribe! The best quality of any creative entrepreneur is resourcefulness, and our community seems to have an endless supply. Even better, these success stories seem to have a lot in common...

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EP252: The Fine Jewelry Virtual Trunk Show That Brought in 39K in 2 Hours with Shehana Kimiangatau show art EP252: The Fine Jewelry Virtual Trunk Show That Brought in 39K in 2 Hours with Shehana Kimiangatau

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

Some designers think selling high price point jewelry is harder online, but Shehana Kimiangataue is here to prove otherwise.   She sells striking high-end jewelry with a cause. Her business used to rely primarily on retail sales, but when shelter-in-place hit, she immediately sought a quick and creative solution to keep sales flowing.  During a 2-hour virtual trunk show hosted on Facebook live, she managed to sell over $30,000 worth of jewelry.  Yes, you read that right! So how did she do it? Let’s jump right in.

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EP251: Host Your Own Virtual Art Fair with Ana Maria Andricain show art EP251: Host Your Own Virtual Art Fair with Ana Maria Andricain

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

Adaptation, creativity, and collaboration have been key to the success of our very own SOS coach, .   She’s no stranger to pivoting. She started her dreamy brand, , in her dressing room during her time performing on Broadway. As life twisted and turned, it soon became her full-time gig.    Her tendency for innovation led her to organize a virtual art fair with other artists and designers. It was such a huge success, she’s already planning the next one!   During a time of hardship for many businesses, Ana Maria Andricain is using live events to grow her sales and inspire...

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EP250: How to Navigate Closures in Your Brick and Mortar Retail Store show art EP250: How to Navigate Closures in Your Brick and Mortar Retail Store

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

In times of financial uncertainty and online-only shopping, jewelry can still thrive. Merging creative marketing solutions with the adaptation of online retail, independent jewelry designers who once relied on in-store sales are able to both stay afloat financially and nurture customer relationships. , , and are all great examples of jewelry designers who’ve done just that.  Each designer has had to close down their retail shops during this time of social distancing, but they’ve all come up with creative strategies for staying in business and keeping customers engaged. 

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EP249: Overcoming Anxiety and Taking Calculated Risks During Covid with Sarah McAleer show art EP249: Overcoming Anxiety and Taking Calculated Risks During Covid with Sarah McAleer

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

Nothing makes me happier than seeing a jewelry designer move from a place of uncertainty to a place of power.

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EP248: 6 Online Sales Strategies Working Now show art EP248: 6 Online Sales Strategies Working Now

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

I want to tell you something: it’s OKAY if you’re feeling overwhelmed right now.   We’re creatives - we excel at thinking outside the box and finding ways to keep designing and inspiring, no matter what.   You’re in good company.   Today, I want to highlight just a few examples of effective strategies designers are using to move their sales online and spread positivity at the same time.

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EP247: Stop Checking Your Likes with Susie Moore show art EP247: Stop Checking Your Likes with Susie Moore

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

It’s time for you to show up for your business without worrying about what the external world thinks.   That’s what is all about! She’s a life coach, author, and good friend of mine. And she came on the podcast to talk about CONFIDENCE.   Susie’s been obsessed with mastering the confidence game since she was a kid. Now, she’s a confidence coach who helps people pursue success and live a life they love.   She’s got tons of valuable insight on how to shake off your need for approval and manifest success in a way that’s true to your vision...  

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EP246: Simple Jewelry Bench Tips with Corkie Bolton of Metalsmith Society show art EP246: Simple Jewelry Bench Tips with Corkie Bolton of Metalsmith Society

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

Breaking news: double-sided tape is about to rock your world.   At least, that’s what happened to me when I sat down with for a second round of podcasting!   about founding , a community for jewelers to come together and share tips and tricks for working on the bench and improving your jewelry-making process!   This time, she’s sharing 7 of her favorite jeweler life hacks that she’s picked up over the years.

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When you’re running a jewelry business, sometimes you might forget why you started what you do…
Running a business takes work. Persistence. Consistency. Strategy.

But at the end of the day – most of us are actually artists! We get into this work to CREATE.

And while it's important to get those systems down that help you thrive… there’s also nothing wrong with a craving for VARIETY!

I’m so excited to be interviewing Alex Camacho of Acid Queen Jewelry because she’s got this balance down…

Alex has truly mastered the launch & release strategy. So much so that she’s releasing a one of a kind collection MONTHLY… And selling them out!

This is so cool because it means she gets to constantly be creating.

Each month she’s making one of a kind pieces. And she’s created a strong following around it!

Sure, she has her ready-to-wear line that’s always for sale. She’s got something consistent and easy when she’s in a pinch. But she’s also managed to systematize variety and creativity.

So if you worry that success in your brand means you have to sell the same boring line, you’re wrong.

In today’s episode, Alex is going to share with us how to create and sell out one time collections.

Alex has truly trained her customers to buy from her in the way she wants them to…
Granted, Alex says she works really fast. Not every designer is going to need (or want) to put out a collection monthly.

But even if this is 2 or 4 times a year, her model is really working for getting these collections to sell FAST.

Listen to the episode to get the full scoop on how Alex runs her unique business model.