26 May 2023

Get to know Stanley Zale: Our Newest Principal Consultant

As we venture through 2023 and beyond, the Hill & Co. team is proud to serve an ever expanding number of diamond clients. Our mission remains steadfast – to create and execute growth plans for diamond, gemstone and jewelry businesses. To further this aim and provide ever-stronger support of our clients, we are excited to […]

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15 May 2023

Tech Tips to Grow Your Jewelry Business: Finding the Right Inventory Management System

By Andrea Lucille Pooler, Business Management Lead Keeping up with the growing advancements in technology is essential to maintaining a competitive edge and meeting growing customer needs within the jewelry industry. As customer expectations rise and inventory grows, it’s important for your business operations to keep pace. Now is the perfect time to evaluate your […]

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02 May 2023

Caution: These ESG Claims May Be Less Accurate Than They Appear

By Hayley Jeannel de Thiersant, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Lead While recently conducting market research for a client, I came across a customer-facing website. The relatively young jewelry brand appeared to have its sustainability practices and priorities in order — advocating for greater transparency in the diamond industry, a fully traceable supply chain, and […]

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17 Apr 2023

Harness the Power of Effective Marketing

Today I’m going to talk to you about effective vs. ineffective marketing. This seems obvious enough, but you’d be amazed at the examples of poor marketing we come across at Hill & Co. Recently someone in our office received a rather salesy email. I’m sure you’ve received emails of this sort, too – or possibly […]

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31 Mar 2023

Grow Your Network to Grow Your Business

By Andrea Lucille Pooler, Business Management Lead   These days, in the increasingly global, practically instantaneous world in which we all live, it is no longer enough to do “business as usual.” Growing your business, widening your reach, acquiring new customers while building on those you already have, all require meeting new people, enlarging your […]

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20 Mar 2023

Shining a Spotlight on Sustainability

If you’ve been following us lately – whether virtually on our social media posts, or IRL at any of the industry venues and locations our team members have been the past seven weeks – Vicenza, Tucson, New York City, Geneva, Dubai, Bangkok! – you already know how passionately Hill & Co. believes in sustainability, and […]

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06 Mar 2023

There Must Be Room for All of Us

By G. Sabini-Roberts, Branding Lead, Hill & Co. Last month, I joined Hill & Co as Branding Lead. By doing so I became personally responsible for bringing an end to their impressive ‘100% female owned and team roster’ position. As a trans-identified person, it is my honor and privilege to be able to add another […]

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22 Feb 2023

An Empathetic Boss Builds the Strongest Team

By Disha Solanki, Managing Partner & Business Strategy Expert Being empathetic is a business strategy that is often overlooked. Being able to put yourself in another’s shoes will not only allow you to connect with your team and become more human to them, but will also strengthen the effectiveness of your and your team’s engagement […]

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03 Feb 2023

Work Smarter, Not Harder

By Amy M. Curran, Business Operations Lead With this blog, we’re continuing our theme of helping to make this coming year your best yet. Today’s message is, “Work Smarter, Not Harder.” You are not alone if you have become overwhelmed by the myriad challenges of running a jewelry, gemstone or diamond business during these “interesting” […]

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25 Jan 2023

How to Increase the Lifetime Value of Your Existing Customers

There are three basic ways to increase your revenue: Sell to more people Sell more expensive things Sell more things to your current customers B2B business owners – diamond wholesalers, jewelry manufacturers, technology providers – listen up! This applies to you EVEN MORE than it does to jewelry retailers, even though I focused on them […]

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09 Jan 2023

Set YOUR Course for the New Year

By Andrea Lucille Pooler, Business Management Lead   My personal ritual in welcoming the New Year includes taking time to mentally pause, look back at my journey over the past twelve months, and assess my successes and the efforts that were not so successful. I come from a sailing family. This past summer, I spent […]

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21 Nov 2022

Branding: Your Secret Weapon to Drive Growth

Branding is a tool that declutters, clarifies, defines, and creates and holds attention and rapport. But how? It starts with building humanity into your brand, defining the assets to amplify that ‘humanity’ and consistently showing up in a trustworthy, honest way. What does that mean to your business? People buy from people. They are loyal […]

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