Whatâ€™s the point of having your own interior design business if youâ€™re not going to run it like a business? Iâ€™ve had this conversation with many designers that come to me for coaching or advice. Some whine because they donâ€™t really enjoy marketing and sales. My advice? Either make peace … [Read more...] about Take Charge of Your Business or Move On
For several years now there has been a tug-of-war going on between designers and clients over fees.Â Many interior designers have been trying to get clients to accept their hourly billing and mark-up structure without considering what the client valuesâ€¦ a result. And clients, confused by it all, … [Read more...] about Who Determines Your Fees, You or the Client?
Dear friends, Have you heard this quote before? â€œOnce you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.â€ Ralph Waldo Emerson We, like you, face many competing priorities, but a few months ago we made the DECISION to revamp our entire Design Success University website. Then … [Read more...] about Welcome To Our New Design Success University Websiteâ€¦
By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University When starting a new project, especially when working with a new client, itâ€™s important to align expectations and ensure they have all the information they need to feel confident. Think … [Read more...] about Take the Mystery Out of Projects by Welcoming Clients on Board
By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at DSU Do you or your team members feel as if you have to know everything, be able to answer any question asked of you, and prove you are an expert in every area of your field in order to build a financially successful business? If so, you are … [Read more...] about Building Your Trust Account