If there's one thing I know about interior designers it's that you adore the creative aspects of business and mostly loathe the business parts of the business. So when you think about hiring why is your first instinct to hire another designer? You can be more successful when you fill in the gaps in ... Read More about Ready to Hire in Your Design Business? Which Roles Will Benefit You the Most
How to Stop Clients From Taking Control of Your Project
One of the mistakes most of us designers make at some point in our career is losing control of our project. There was one project for me that became the turning point in how I managed my business. It was a nightmare and many years later I still cringe when I think about it. It was a 6,000 square ... Read More about How to Stop Clients From Taking Control of Your Project
What is a Receiver and How Can Your Design Business Benefit From Using One?
Something miraculous happens when we allow outside help into our small business. We can fully focus on the aspects of business that we love while those not so great or less desirable tasks are taken care of elsewhere. When you operate as a manager as opposed to being a jack of all trades, your ... Read More about What is a Receiver and How Can Your Design Business Benefit From Using One?
Why you Should Be Charging for Interior Design Consultations
The question of whether to charge for the initial interior design consultations is one that circles around most industries to some degree. In interior design, it's a prevalent and ongoing debate. Brand new designers or those with years of experience who are taking the leap from employee to business ... Read More about Why you Should Be Charging for Interior Design Consultations
Can an Offboarding Process Improve Your Business?
Have you ever been to restaurant where the service was great right up until you wanted the bill? Suddenly the attentive wait staff was nowhere to be found and you sat at your table for what seemed like an eternity waiting for someone to notice you. It can change your perception of the entire evening ... Read More about Can an Offboarding Process Improve Your Business?
How to Create Processes to Improve Your Interior Design Business
Have you ever seen a baby bird leaving the nest for the first time? Taking flight with their unsteady technique and newfound amazement they just do what instinctually feels right. Now think about starting your interior design business. Your instincts kicked in, just like the baby bird. Your ... Read More about How to Create Processes to Improve Your Interior Design Business