Interior Design Business
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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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One of the crazy parts of the interior design business (and there's a LOT of crazy - ha!) is that we can have such an up-and-down cycle of business. Sometimes it really does feel like feast or famine. But I've found a way off that stressful rollercoaster ride by using my client pipeline! I have a...

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One of the things you learn quickly in the interior design business is that a good part of your job has NOTHING to do with design. You need a good grounding in sales as much as anything else. And the best salespeople all have confidence! Without confidence, it's hard to convince a potential...

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No matter how good our intentions are, every interior designer has had a project go off the rails - and it is NOT pleasant! There's frustration, embarrassment, and a sense of failure every single time. But you CAN get things back on track! Here are my tips for a quick recovery, and how to avoid...

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If you're like most interior designers, you have been going 100 miles a minute in the last year, just barely keeping your nose above water. It's been absolutely crazy. And when you're going so fast and furious, a lot of things can be left by the wayside. That is not a smart way to run your...

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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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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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