Business Tips & Tricks

3 Ways to Innovate in Your Business

In times of change, like now, it's a great time to look for opportunities and innovation - to really focus your eyes on the future. I know, many days you don't even feel like dealing with today, let alone tomorrow! But think about all of the recent changes in the way we look at our home. Who...

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4 Tips to Help You Finish Strong in the 4th Quarter

We're soooo close to the end of 2020! While I don't want to rush time, I know a lot of us are going to be glad to see the end of this crazy year. But what I don't want you to do is slide out of the 4th quarter in a chaotic mess. We want to end this year strong to prepare for whatever is coming in...

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How Transparent Should You Be with Pricing?

This has been a HUGE talking point in the interior design business - how much to tell your clients (or show them) when it comes to fees and pricing. And like a lot of things in our world, for me it all comes down to communication. Let's take a look at best practices for transparency!

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How to Make More Money in Design

If you're reading this and expecting a magic bullet to bring you tons of cash...you're in the wrong place! BUT, I do have tips that I know work and that I know will help you make more money. Sadly, they aren't going to involve a wand or any kind of good luck charms. HA! This is more about tough...

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3 Questions to Ask Your Client Today

A lot can change in six months. If we didn't know that before, we sure did learn it over the last six months, RIGHT?! And that's especially true of how we live at home today. We're homeschooling, working, Zooming, vacationing - all at home. That can be really frustrating, especially if our...

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6 Ways to Make Zoom Meetings More Effective

A year ago, we had no idea that most of our meetings would be on video! But here we are. Depending on where you live and how the pandemic is going there, you may be handling all of your communications and meetings with clients on Zoom (or some other video meeting tool). It can be hard to make a...

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Why You Need to Use Checklists

I'm going to let you in on a secret - I LOVE checklists! Ha! I know, it's no secret! I always have loved a good list, even as a kid. There's something about putting a checkmark next to something or drawing a line through it! That sense of accomplishment is huge!! But, I know for many people a...

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4 Ways to Be More Adaptable to Change

Well, if we've learned nothing else this year, we've definitely seen that change is inevitable. There's been so much transition and turbulence this year that it's been hard to keep up. If you aren't good with change, that can be incredibly stressful and can disrupt your business to the point...

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Interior Design is 70% Sales

If you became an interior designer because you loved the creative side, you're not alone! ‍ You wanted to design beautiful homes and help fabulous clients - it's really what we all dream about in this business. But once you open your own company, you quickly realize that the creative part of...

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4 Ways to Improve Your Portfolio

When someone is looking for an interior designer, even if they've already received referrals, they're going to go straight to your website and your portfolio. As a designer, you have no way to talk to those prospective clients, so all you can do is hope they like what they see. And if they don't?...

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Customer Service Is More Important Now Than Ever

Have you ever heard the saying that when things are out of control that you need to focus on what YOU can control? That really rings true now, doesn't it? AAAA-MEN! There is almost nothing that we can predict with certainty about the future, except that it is uncertain. But, you CAN control how...

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3 Ways to Stay Motivated

In the middle of a pandemic and a shutdown, it's definitely hard to stay motivated and keep your mind on your work. In fact, psychologists are warning that we all need to acknowledge and deal with the fear and anxiety we're feeling if we're going to move forward. And that doesn't even address the...

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