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5 Tasks You Need to Delegate business coach business ideas business leader business tips business trends delegating tasks employees entrepreneur female entrepreneur how to be a ceo how to delegate how to delegate at work 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

Delegating is one of the HARDEST things for interior designers to do! We tell ourselves that if we just do a task then we'll save money. Or that it takes longer to tell someone else how to do it than to just do it ourselves. None of that is true!! You are the biggest money-maker in your company,...

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Why Employee Performance Reviews Are Important being the boss business coach business ideas business leader business tips business trends employee relations employee reviews employees entrepreneur female entrepreneur how to be a ceo interior design interior design business interior designer kathleen dipaolo leading your company return on interiors roi system running a small business small business small business owner smart business women led business women run business

There's been a trend away from formal employee reviews with the long documents and the metrics. And I understand that - it can be a pain and it seems weird to do in a small office. BUT - it is actually critical that you have a performance review system in place. Even if your team is just you and...

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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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