Interior Design Business
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In business, sometimes you have to be bold and take a leap to shake things up. That's especially true when you're starting to feel that your business is stagnant, when you need a change, or when you can see that the economic winds are about to blow. Get off that hamster wheel and try my 4 BOLD...

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An unfortunate trend in the interior design business is that we treat our small companies like a hobby or a side gig. We let ourselves get bogged down in the day-to-day and we forget that each of us is the CEO of our own businesses. That can definitely hold us back from reaching the goals we...

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It's crazy that we're already into April and the second quarter of the business year! It may seem too soon to review anything in your business at this point, but I think this is one of the BEST times to stop and look at how your year is going so far. WHY? Because you have 9 months to change...

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Last week, I talked about how hard it can be to balance EVERYTHING you have to do as the owner of your interior design business. And you have to be able to switch quickly from a right-brained creative to a left-brained executive. Not easy! It can be completely overwhelming - especially when we...

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How many things are on YOUR to-to list??! If you're like me, the list looks like a giant scroll at this point! We rarely have time to get things done for today and for the future, so looking back at anything goes on the very very back burner. Well I'm going to convince you that assessments and...

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Knowledge is a powerful thing. When you give your clients all the information they need, they feel more in control. And they build trust with you. All of which means your project will run more smoothly and efficiently. The key is to be sure your clients understand what a design project entails,...

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Interior design budgets can be such a headache! They're tough to create (especially in today's supply chain nightmare) and they can be even tougher to explain to your client. UGH! And sometimes you want that particular project so much that you're willing to skip over a serious budget talk so you...

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