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4 Tips for Planning Photography in 2022 business business ideas business tips color decor decorating design entrepreneur home house ideas interior design interior designer kathleen dipaolo living marketing marketing your business pattern photo photography photography timeline photos planning ahead return on interiors roi system rooms small business smart space tips trends women-led businesses

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 attracting new clients business business ideas business tips client acquisition client care clients color customer service decor decorating design entrepreneur home house ideas interior design interior designer kathleen dipaolo living managing your clients meeting with your clients pattern questionnaires return on interiors roi system rooms small business small business tips smart space tips trends

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 business business tips color creating a marketing plan decor decorating design entrepreneur home house ideas interior design interior designer kathleen dipaolo living marketing marketing ideas marketing strategy pattern return on interiors roi system rooms smart space tips trends

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 business business ideas business tips client communication client retention clients color communication customer service decor decorating design entrepreneur grassroots marketing home house how to keep your clients happy ideas interior design interior design business interior designer kathleen dipaolo living making your clients happy pattern return on interiors roi system rooms small business smart space tips trends

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 business color consumer decor decorating design entrepreneur home house ideas interior design interior designer kathleen dipaolo living pattern pinning pinterest return on interiors roi system rooms small business smart space tips trends website traffic

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? 2022 business business ideas decorating design entrepreneur financials interior design interior designer kathleen dipaolo living path to business success pattern planning ahead return on interiors roi system rooms small business smart space tips trends woman-owned business women in business year-end planning

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 business client retention clients color decor decorating design entrepreneur holiday gifts holiday giving to clients holidays home house how to give gifts to your clients ideas interior design interior designer kathleen dipaolo living making clients happy pattern return on interiors roi system rooms selecting gifts for clients small business smart space tips trends

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? be prepared budgeting business color decor decorating design entrepreneur finances financial planning financial preparation goals home house ideas interior design interior design business interior designer interior designers kathleen dipaolo lean times living pattern return on interiors roi system rooms save your money saving money small business smart space tips trends

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? business business tips color decor decorating design entrepreneur furniture home house how to run your business ideas interior design interior design business interior designer kathleen dipaolo living pattern return on interiors roi system rooms shipping issues small business smart smart ideas space supply chain the business of design tips trends

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 business color decor decorating design employee benefits employee retention employees entrepreneur home house ideas interior design interior designer kathleen dipaolo keeping employees happy living pattern return on interiors roi system rooms small business smart space tips trends

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 architect builders business color decor decorating design entrepreneur formingpartnerships home house how to win over partners ideas interior design interior designer kathleen dipaolo living partnerships pattern return on interiors roi system rooms small business smart space tips trends wooing partners

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 4th quarter business color decor decorating design entrepreneur financial planning financial planning for small businesses fourth quarter home house ideas interior design interior designer kathleen dipaolo living pattern return on interiors roi system rooms small business smart space tips trends

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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