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  • Getting Value Right
    When you run a business, your job is to produce and sell value. It is both as simple and as complicated as that. When I see businesses getting value wrong, I have a physical reaction to it – it’s like … Continue reading →The post Getting Value Right appeared first on Andrea Hill's 'Werx Blog.
  • Does the Jewelry Industry Have a Competitiveness Problem?
    originally posted on LinkedIn The nature of business is competition. There can be collaboration – where businesses team up to compete together. There can be good will, and there should always be ethics and character. There can be tremendous respect … Continue reading →The post Does the Jewelry Industry Have a Competitiveness Problem? appeared first […]
  • Inventory, Brazil Nuts, and Bottom Feeders: Or, the Art of Being On Sale
    My favorite afternoon snack is mixed nuts and seeds. There’s a special mix I buy that is perfect except . . . it contains Brazil nuts. I really don’t like Brazil nuts. The good news is that my wife loves … Continue reading →The post Inventory, Brazil Nuts, and Bottom Feeders: Or, the Art of […]

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About Andrea Hill

Andrea has over 25 years professional experience as the CEO and president of start-up through mid-sized companies, and she has demonstrated serial success in leading companies through rapid and profitable growth. Her experience spans multiple industries as the CEO of Rio Grande Jewelry Supply, the president of international clothing manufacturer and direct marketer Fulcrum Direct/After the Stork, president of marketing services firm Anthill Marketing, and a founding senior executive of Playboy’s direct marketing catalog operations in music and video. She owns Hill Management Group, LLC, with the brands MentorWerx, StrategyWerx, SupportWerx, and JewelryWerx, and her latest books is the “How-to-Hire Handbook for Small Business Owners.”

Andrea’s particular expertise is in preparing companies for growth – whether they seek to improve cash-flow for organic growth, or acquire angel or institutional investors. She uses proprietary processes for strategic planning, branding & marketing strategy, operations improvement and management, human resources strategy, and financial reporting – all areas which must be perfected in order to improve the bottom line or approach serious investors. In 2007 Andrea formed HMC Group, providing strategy consulting, coaching, branding, and marketing services to small and mid-sized businesses.

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