Tips & Tricks

 
You Really Are Only As Good As Your Team

Have you noticed all of the "We're Hiring" posts by interior designers in the last few months?! Yes, we're all slammed and in need of support staff to help us make it through! When you're building that all-important team, you really need to keep in mind that not only should you hire the best fit...

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How to Work with the Best Clients in 2022

If you ask any interior designer, they will all say the same thing when asked to describe their ideal client. They want someone who has an amazing budget, who will give complete control to the designer on the project, and who wants their entire (and HUGE) home renovated or built from scratch....

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How to Make the Most of 2022

In the past, so many designers have set a "word" or intention for a new year. Although that fell out of favor a bit once the pandemic showed up with all its chaos, I think there is one word ALL interior designers should have on their radar this year: ACTION. This year should be THE year that you...

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Why It's Important to Celebrate Your Wins

It's the time of year when we start to review the past year, while looking ahead to the next one. And for all of use in the home business, this has been an insane year. Not only have we had record-breaking years for projects, but we've also had to deal with the mother of all supply chain issues...

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How to Set Goals That You'll Stick To

How many times have you set goals with every intention of meeting them, only to drop them a few days later?? We've ALL done it! But as we get closer to the turn of another year, how about setting a few goals that you'll actually complete for 2022?? I have a system that helps me stay on track for...

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5 Processes That Are Critical for Success

The key to keeping your business running smoothly is having organized and strategic systems and processes in place. They will keep you from making mistakes, from reinventing the wheel for every single project, and will make your clients think you're a design genius (and you ARE!). But, small...

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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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