Interior Design Business
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How Is Your Cash Flow? business coach business ideas business leader business tips business trends cash flow entrepreneur female entrepreneur financial review financials how to be a ceo interior design interior design business interior designer kathleen dipaolo return on interiors reviewing your cash flow roi system running a small business small business small business owner smart business time to review your financials women led business women run business

The number-one thing that can hurt your business more than any other thing is your cash flow - or the LACK of cash flow! That single issue has brought down huge companies - especially when bills have come due before there are funds to pay them. It's something that businesses of all sizes need to...

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Can You Be Friends with Employees? business coach business ideas business leader business tips business trends employee relations employees entrepreneur female entrepreneur how to be a ceo interior design interior design business interior designer kathleen dipaolo managing employees return on interiors roi system running a small business small business small business owner smart business women led business women run business working with employees

This is one of the hardest boundaries to keep in place as a small business owner!! Because you already know the answer to the question in that headline. You really shouldn't be friends with your employees, but in a small business, it can be really hard to avoid blurring the lines. And OF COURSE...

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4 Ways to Educate Your Clients business coach business ideas business leader business tips business trends client relations client support clients customer service educating your clients entrepreneur female entrepreneur how to be a ceo interior design interior design business interior designer kathleen dipaolo return on interiors roi system running a small business small business small business owner smart business women led business women run business

One of the best ways to be sure your project rolls along smoothly is the work you do with your clients BEFORE you even start! It's important to educate your clients so they understand how everything is going to move forward. That's ESPECIALLY true if they have never worked with a designer before....

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Who Owns Your Interiors Photos? business coach business ideas business leader business tips business trends entrepreneur female entrepreneur how to be a ceo interior design interior design business interior design photography interior designer interiordesign photos kathleen dipaolo photography professional photography return on interiors roi system running a small business small business small business owner smart business women led business women run business

That headline may seem like a trick question - but this is actually something that a LOT of designers can't answer. They may think that because they hired the photographer, and they designed the interiors, that the photos belong to the designer. Nope. Surprised?? I'll explain WHO owns those...

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The Top 4 Business Systems You Need Now business coach business ideas business leader business processes business systems business tips business trends efficient business entrepreneur female entrepreneur how to be a ceo interior design interior design business interior designer kathleen dipaolo return on interiors roi system running a small business small business small business owner smart business smart business ideas women led business women run business

Wouldn't it be great if there was a magic bullet that would help us improve customer service, be more efficient and effective, AND would make our companies more profitable?? Well believe it or not, that isn't a unicorn dream. Implementing strong business processes and systems absolutely help you...

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4 Ways to Be a More Effective Leader business coach business ideas business leader business tips business trends entrepreneur female entrepreneur how to be a ceo interior design interior design business interior designer kathleen dipaolo leadership leadership tips leading your team return on interiors roi system running a small business small business small business owner smart business women led business women run business

Leading your own company can be a lot of responsibility, especially when you're also in charge of the creative process, finding new clients, and juggling all the balls for your projects! But the better you can be as a leader, the more smoothly your company will run. Too often, though, we're...

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5 Client Red Flags You Shouldn't Ignore bad clients business coach business ideas business leader business tips business trends client red flags clients clients to avoid entrepreneur female entrepreneur how to be a ceo interior design interior design business interior designer kathleen dipaolo return on interiors roi system running a small business small business small business owner smart business women led business women run business

If you're in the interior design business, you've had at least one not-great client. It is just a miserable experience and can REALLY drag you down! It can even impact your work with other clients and projects. So if at all possible, it's best to avoid those frustrating clients. There are...

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How to Avoid FOMO in the Design Business avoiding fomo business coach business ideas business leader business tips business trends entrepreneur fear of missing out female entrepreneur fomo how to be a ceo interior design interior design business interior designer kathleen dipaolo keep your eye on the prize return on interiors roi system running a small business small business small business owner smart business women led business women run business

If you just watched yet another reel of interior designers having a blast at DecoOff in Paris, or if you scrolled through photos on Facebook of a design group's tour of LA architecture, then you've probably had a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out)!!! I know it happens to me -...

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