Tips & Tricks

 
4 Tips for Planning Photography in 2022

Photography is THE most critical tool for marketing your business. Period. So if you've been putting off scheduling your photo sessions, it's time to check that off your to-do list! Here are 4 tips to help you plan your photography so you have gorgeous visuals to grab attention for your...

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The One Thing That Guarantees a Successful Project

Running your own business is so difficult - you have to understand your financials, have a solid business plan, create a strategic marketing plan, be witty and smart on social media, manage your clients, AND manage your team members. Whew, that is A LOT. But there is one thing, above all the...

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4 Tips for Marketing Your Business Right Now

Ideally, we should NEVER stop marketing - it should just be part of our ongoing business! But there are important reasons that you should definitely be marketing NOW, especially if you're ready to book through 2022. Any outreach or promotions that you do today will usually bring in...

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4 Ways to Give Your Clients the Best Experience

Customer service is more important than ever! It's the key to keeping your clients coming back, to getting new clients through grassroots marketing, and to making sure your business is running smoothly. But with all the supply chain issues, shipping delays, and problems with products when they do...

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Why Pinterest Is Still Important for Your Business

Recently, we heard the big news that PayPal was going to buy Pinterest. That may have fallen through, but it was a great reminder to designers to pay attention to Pinterest again. HA! But seriously, admit that you got distracted by that shiny Instagram toy and forgot all...

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Will 2022 Be a Trick or a Treat for Your Business?

As we head toward All Hallow's Eve, I like to avoid any scary moments by double-checking my business strategy for the coming months. We've had a rollercoaster of a ride in 2021, so I want to be sure that 2022 will include far more treats than tricks. Here are 4 things I will have in place to...

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3 Ways to WOW Your Clients at the Holidays

The holidays can be magical - and stressful. I like to get ahead of the craziness by planning my client gifts early so my team and I aren't scrambling at the last minute. That's no fun for anyone and it takes the magic out of the season, for sure! So what do you have planned for your clients?...

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Are You Ready for Any Lean Times Ahead?

Talking about financials and money can be scary for some people‍. And thinking about any economic downturns can be frightening to just about every business owner. But that doesn't mean we should put our heads in the sand. Solid financial planning can keep us from riding the rollercoaster of...

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How Long Are These Supply Delays Going to Last?

That question is the one EVERYONE wants an answer to! Our clients are driving us crazy with questions about their furnishings, and we're stuck in the middle. Even our vendors don't have all the answers. Things change daily with shipping containers, plant closures, truck shortages and more. So...

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How to Keep that Superstar Employee Happy

It's a VERY tight job market out there right now. You probably already know that if you've been trying to hire help. And when it's almost impossible to get new employees, you DEFINITELY do not want to lose the ones you have. Especially if you are lucky enough to have a fabulous employee. Here's...

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5 Tips for Wooing the Builder You Always Wanted to Work With

There are so many fabulous architects and builders out there to work with - but, let's admit, some are better than others. There are always those superstar builders that are doing amazing homes and I've been lucky enough to work with some of them. But how do you get to know them if your business...

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3 Financial Decisions to Make Before the 4th Quarter

There is so much attention focused on the other quarters of a financial year, that we forget how important the end of a 3rd quarter is. This is the point at which you still have time to adjust your path and meet your goals before the year ends. And it isn't too early to plan for the next year,...

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