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I've often said that the number one reason we have trouble selling our services is a lack of confidence. If you aren't confident in your business, you will not get the clients that you want, you won't get the fees that you want, and you REALLY won't hit those goals that you've been dying to...

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4 Ways to Conquer Your Business Fears business business goals return on interiors small business

Even the most confident business owner has moments of doubt - I know I have! And times like these make it even harder not to let your fears take over. I like to remind myself that fear can actually be useful. It can help you plan a strategy to make it through economic ups and downs, for sure....

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3 Ways to Innovate in Your Business business goals

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 business goals

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 to Make More Money in Design business goals interior 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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4 Ways to Be More Adaptable to Change business goals

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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4 Reasons to Keep Marketing During a Recession business goals

Well, it's official. The US is in a recession. I know that isn't the best economic news, but it also doesn't mean that people don't want to have gorgeous homes. In fact, we're in a strange time where the economy is down, but the home has never been more important to our clients. Now that they've...

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3 Essential Skills You Need to Succeed business goals

Being an incredibly creative interior designer can take you a long way, but there are a few more skills you need to really succeed in business. Most of us own our own businesses, and that means a different way of thinking and working. And often it's left-brain skills fighting with your...

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The Top 5 Processes for Your Design Business business goals organization

It takes a lot to run a successful interior design business. If you don't have everything organized and on point, it can also be completely overwhelming! We talk about about "systems and processes" that you should have in place to make things run more smoothly (and to help you make more money!),...

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How to Reassess Your Financial Goals business goals

Like almost every business out there, we're having to rip up the goals and financial markers we set for ourselves in January and write new ones. We were so naive at the beginning of the year, weren't we?! But seriously, no one saw this pandemic and shutdown coming, and now we need to rethink our...

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Do You Have Imposter Syndrome? business goals imposter syndrome

Over the last few weeks, you've probably had a bit more time on your hands. And I'll bet you spent a good chunk of that time on Instagram scrolling through other designers' feeds, right? It's so great to be inspired by others, but sometimes those feeds can make us feel less confident about...

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Self Care Is Critical to Getting You Back on Track business goals

The pandemic and our self isolations are playing havoc with our mental and emotional health. We're all anxious, scared, stressed, frustrated, and more - and that is what we go through in just 1 minute! Many health officials are calling this a collective trauma, and we all need to recognize that....

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