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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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Why You Need to Use Checklists organization

I'm going to let you in on a secret - I LOVE checklists! Ha! I know, it's no secret! I always have loved a good list, even as a kid. There's something about putting a checkmark next to something or drawing a line through it! That sense of accomplishment is huge!! But, I know for many people a...

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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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4 Ways to Use Cloud-Based Technology with Clients clients organization

If you've read my blog for any amount of time, you know how much I LOVE being organized! And I really love any digital tool that keeps me and all of my files organized, too. It's well-known (I almost feel famous writing that!), too, that I use Asana for tasks, Dropbox for files, and Zoom for my...

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Communication Is the Key to Success - and Failure! organization

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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4 Ways to Keep Your Client and Contractor on the Same Page clients interior design organization

Effective communication is the cornerstone of a successful project. It’s the secret sauce that helps you get a project done on time, on budget, and gives you a finished project that makes your clients happy! While there are a lot of factors that determine a successful project, if you...

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How to Make the Best Impression at the Beginning of a New Project organization return on interiors

Yeah! You have a new client who has contracted you for a design project. That means new possibilities and opportunities to flex your creative wings in new ways.

Since you never get a second chance to make a first impression, it’s important to start this relationship on the right foot. The...

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Keep Clients Organized Throughout the Design Process with a Binder design interior design organization

Until you get to install, it’s pretty easy for most clients to feel the only thing that’s getting accomplished with their design project is their bank account hemorrhaging money.

At the beginning of the design project, let’s face it, the design process feels a bit abstract...

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Digital File Organization communication organization project team

Nothing gets me more excited that digital file organization.

Really?!

YES!!!

That feeling when you know you can find anything you want…So cathartic!

Ahh Organization

So, what is digital file organization? Well, it is organizing all of those files on your computer- like Dropbox, or your...

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