Design Success University Blog

“Houzz” Your Ranking and Success?

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By Drue Lawlor, FASID
Director of Coaching at DSU
Many of you include Houzz in your marketing efforts, but have you created a profile that will “connect” with your “ideal clients” and outranks your competition?

The tagline for Houzz is ‘The New Way to Design Your Home’ and many have seemingly embraced that statement as they have grown from nearly 16 million monthly […]

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Are You A Known “Brand” In Your Market?

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By Gail Doby, ASID
If you are like most designers, you have a passion for your work, and yet you don’t see your business or yourself as a “brand.”
It is actually a good idea to think of your design work and your business as a “brand.” Why? Because it is more comfortable to promote your brand, style and your aesthetic if […]

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Are You Attracting Penny Pinchers?

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By Maria Bayer
DSU’s Authentic Sales Coach
Do you think it’s out of reach to work with clients you love, ones who see the value in your services and don’t negotiate? Pipe dream? Not really.
The truth is, you may be attracting clients who want to negotiate your pricing, or worse, you may be losing to designers who charge less. The kicker is, […]

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Clarity Is The Key

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By Drue Lawlor, FASID
Director of Coaching at DSU
In thinking about the importance of having an effective contract, I am reminded of the words of someone I admire: “I prefer clarity over agreement”.  As designers we should definitely be working with a contract but if the contract is not clearly written with all the necessary components, it can lead to great […]

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Decision Paralysis…Is It Holding You Back?

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By Gail Doby, ASID
One of the most challenging parts of running any business is mastering your mindset and making quick and well-considered decisions.
When I see interior designers struggle with decisions, it is rarely that they don’t know what to do; it is because they don’t want to do it for many reasons:

It will hurt someone’s feelings.
It is difficult to make […]

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Design Success University Is Seven!

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By Gail Doby, ASID
Erin Weir and I started talking in late 2007 about our goals for the future. At that time, Erin wasn’t married, but she had a wonderful man in her life, and she wanted to start a family and continue working with me. Lucky me! In July, it will also be Erin’s tenth year working with me.
It is […]

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Letting Go … with A Virtual Receptionist?

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By Drue Lawlor, FASID
Director of Coaching at DSU
How often have you hear the advice:  Don’t let your phone, emails, texts, etc. run your life — or otherwise identified as “OPP” — Other People’s Priorities?  and, like many, you may have responded with “that’s easy to say, but my clients, resources, etc. need to be able to reach me”.
Did you know […]

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One Slight Shift To Win Your Dream Clients

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By Maria Bayer
DSU’s Authentic Sales Coach
A while back when I was working with a client, I realized that the strategies I was sharing with her were coincidentally similar to those that one would use in dating.  So if you struggle with either, read on! When you’re dating, your goal isn’t (or shouldn’t be) to attract any kind of […]

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