Author Archives: Andrea Hill

I’m doing my annual ritual rounds at the Las Vegas jewelry shows: Part information gathering for my blog and industry articles, part assisting clients who are exhibiting, and part checking in with designers. Working a trade show is hard. I … Continue reading

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People often confuse strategic planning with business planning. They also are unsure of where marketing strategy, sales strategy, sales forecasting, and branding fit in the mix. This podcast tells you how these elements fit together, and in what order.

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Today’s blog is actually a podcast — a 16-minute extract from a presentation I recently made on getting the most out of your sales and sales organization. In this section, I share my 10 rules for working tradeshows, and why … Continue reading

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If you ever worry that you have adult onset ADD, you’re not alone. Maybe you do, or maybe your life is just filled with way too many distractions. Before you go running to the doctor for help, consider these tips for getting … Continue reading

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Individuality is in, keeping-up-with-the-Joneses is out. Environmental stewardship is in, unconscious consumerism is out. Social awareness is in, ostentatious wealth is out. Thoughtful acquisition is in, conspicuous consumption is out. No wonder luxury jewelry is having a hard time.

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I was just on a conference call with three experts in digital design. We are preparing for a panel discussion at the Gold Conference in New York at the end of April (you really should join us! Here’s a link … Continue reading

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I’ve been doing something for the past year that is really working for me. Like you, I run a business. And like you, I often get caught up in the details of that business. So I have to be very … Continue reading

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If you are a persistent person – and if you’re reading this blog, you probably are – then you know the power of focusing on something intensely until it gets done. Unfortunately, the brain with the power to hone in … Continue reading

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My office excites me. Every morning when I walk in (and especially after being away for travel), I ignite with the potential of the day. I’ve taken a bit of crap for this in my career. Even in my smallest … Continue reading

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I’ve had a problem with my left knee for a while. It hitches when I walk, and complains when I go up and down the stairs. I just figured that getting older has its price. When I did give it … Continue reading

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