Business Tips & Tricks

 
The #1 Mistake You're Making When Pitching Potential Clients

You have the best marketing materials. You've lit candles and put out snacks. You KNOW you have the best design ideas for their project. And you REALLY want to design this house. But.... you didn't get the job. Were your fees too high? Did you blow it with the wrong design ideas? Nope, you just...

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How to Have Hard Conversations with Your Clients

It is never pleasant to have to deliver bad news to a client, or to tell them something went wrong, or (and this is tough for so many) to ask them to pay you when they're late. Those are HARD conversations that no one wants to have. But if you're in business, you're going to have to face those...

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3 Ways to Set Expectations With Your Clients

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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How to Work with the Best Clients in 2022

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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Should You Shop with Your Clients?

Procurement has always been both a great thing for interior designers... and the bane of our existence. It's even worse now with supply delays, shipping issues, and impossible-to-find products. So, of course, it's again raised the question about whether or not designers should shop with their...

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