Interior Design Business
Tips & Tricks

How to Pick Yourself Up When You Get Knocked Down

Wow - we didn't see that coming. Just when you think you've planned for everything, a pandemic hits and packs a major punch to the economy. Everyone is feeling it - like we have been run over by a train we didn't see coming. So now what? What do you do when your business dries up overnight and...

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4 Ways to Perfect a High-Function Kitchen Design

The kitchen really is the heart of the home - and in today's world, that heart is even more important. So how do you take a kitchen design from good to oh-my-gosh?! I have 4 sure-fire ways to give your clients a kitchen that really will function for them - and they are all about communication!

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Where to Spend Your Marketing Dollars Now

It's one of the most uncertain times we can remember for business. The economic picture is uncertain, lives are disrupted, and your clients are nervous. So you should just stop everything, too, right? WRONG!

Marketing is something you can't stop. Because when the world gets back to a new normal,...

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Sending You Love ❤️

The "C" Word

I just wanted to send you all my love and encouragement. I know that coronavirus has caused (or will cause!) a ton of changes for you, your family and your businesses! So before, you become overwhelmed...or after and during...here is a little reminder to take one thing at a time!

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3 Ways to Boost Your Energy at Work

It is so common to have an energy slump in the middle of the day that snack food and beverage companies use the idea to sell their products. And I can tell you that I definitely have low-energy times - ok, sometimes I even have low-energy DAYS! But in our biz, we need to keep cranking for as many...

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5 Things You're Doing to Sabotage Your Business

Running your own business is TOUGH! I know, I've been doing it for over 20 years and it can still be challenging. When you're trying your best to hit your goals, you can feel like you're running on a hamster wheel - like you may never get to that success you want. And the scariest part??...

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Why Competition Is a Good Thing

If you notice a serious competitor in your market, you might find yourself frustrated or even a little freaked out. After all, this is your turf! That can lead to frantic changes to your billing or rethinking EVERYTHING you're doing because you think they're going to take your business! Right?!...

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How to Keep Your Team on Track

It's one thing to get yourself motivated and super-productive, but when you're working with a team, you want them operating at their very best, too! Part of being a boss is helping keep your team on track, without micro-managing them. (I know! I am always a bit guilty of this!!) And I have some...

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Communication Is the Key to Success - and Failure!

I've talked many times about how important great communication is with your clients. But... it's too easy to forget that it's EXTREMELY important with your team members, too! That includes contractors, subs, assistants, architects and anyone else working on the project with you. One...

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Get More Done in Fewer Hours!

There are so many weeks when I wish there were 26 hours (or more) in a single day!! Sometimes I feel like someone sped up the clock and I'll never get everything done. If you feel like that, too, you know that being as productive as possible is the one thing that will slow it all down. But HOW to...

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4 Ways to Improve Your Customer Service Game

In this world of online and real-world competition, there's only one way to stay ahead of the pack. That's providing stellar customer service, every time to every client! But that isn't always the easiest thing to do, so I have 4 tips that will help you improve your customer service game and...

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The One Thing That Will Make Your Client Happy

There are so many times when I wish I could read my clients' minds - so I could really understand what they want and need. I'm sure you've all had that feeling, too! It would make our jobs so much easier, right?! But after many years in the business, I do know that there is one thing that every...

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