303 episodes

Business of Design® is the #1 trusted business training resource for design professionals around the world. Join thousands of design professional already using our field-tested project management strategies and enjoy increased confidence, improved client retention, greater profits and a business that thrives.

It’s time to take control of your business.
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Business of Design ™ | Interior Designers, Decorators, Stagers, Stylists, Architects & Landscapers Kimberley Seldon

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 52 Ratings

Business of Design® is the #1 trusted business training resource for design professionals around the world. Join thousands of design professional already using our field-tested project management strategies and enjoy increased confidence, improved client retention, greater profits and a business that thrives.

It’s time to take control of your business.
Become a member of Business of Design®, today:
https://businessofdesign.com/?ref=2&campaign=podcast

    EP 292 | Starting Over with Christian Warren

    EP 292 | Starting Over with Christian Warren

    Business of Design® member, Christian Warren, is an interior designer living in Los Angeles, with a business that is currently serving clients exclusively in Memphis Tennessee. What? Christian started her interior design business in 2018 while living in Memphis, and when life took some unexpected turns, she found herself in Los Angeles, California. Now, she’s starting over, but she wants to start from her elevated positioning.

    In this episode we learn:
    - how to start over in a new location without giving up the expert positioning you established for yourself already
    - where to invest marketing efforts
    - make the most of every opportunity

    It’s time to take control of your business.
    Become a member of Business of Design®, today:
    https://businessofdesign.com/?ref=2&campaign=podcast

    • 45 min
    EP 291 | Niche Down with Rachael Bozsik

    EP 291 | Niche Down with Rachael Bozsik

    It’s time to re-write your bio if you are not getting the exact clients and projects you want. By focusing on the 4 Ps—positioning, press, paid speaking, and partnerships—you can transform your brand.

    In this episode we learn:
    - narrow your focus to target the right clients
    - create strong positioning
    - back up positioning with press
    - consistency is essential
    - partner with companies who have the clients you want in order to fill the pipeline

    It’s time to take control of your business.
    Become a member of Business of Design®, today:
    https://businessofdesign.com/?ref=2&campaign=podcast

    • 38 min
    EP 290 | Client-Facing Procedures with Janeen Laudenback

    EP 290 | Client-Facing Procedures with Janeen Laudenback

    Following the Business of Design® 15 Step Project Management Strategy takes the guesswork out of project management and allows you to deliver on time, on budget results, every time. The BOD™ 15 are a series of client-facing protocols, but behind the scenes there is a lot more to consider to run your business. These are your team-facing procedures. Listen in to our last BOD™ Live conversation, lead by Janeen Laudenback, Director of Leadership & Engagement.

    In this episode we learn:
    - what team-facing procedures are
    - why team-facing procedures are important
    - the key is communications
    - when to discuss policies and procedures with your team
    - how to create an effective onboarding process for new staff / contractors

    It’s time to take control of your business.
    Become a member of Business of Design®, today:
    https://businessofdesign.com/?ref=2&campaign=podcast

    • 32 min
    EP 289 | Make Your Margins with Daniel House Club

    EP 289 | Make Your Margins with Daniel House Club

    Yes, it is possible to consistently protect your margins. Getting clear about which vendors and suppliers help you do that is critical for every design professional who intends to sustain the business and be profitable.

    In this episode we learn:
    - stop chasing tiny discounts—your time is valuable so pause to consider the profit first
    - be transparent with clients about pricing
    - never ship “curb side”, deliver to a receiver and install properly
    - like a good travel guide, the design professional keeps clients informed about what’s happening next and when

    It’s time to take control of your business.
    Become a member of Business of Design®, today:
    https://businessofdesign.com/?ref=2&campaign=podcast

    • 42 min
    EP 288 | Process Leads To Creativity with Sashya Thind, Hosted by Dane Austin

    EP 288 | Process Leads To Creativity with Sashya Thind, Hosted by Dane Austin

    When members of our community get together to share experience and expertise, we all gain. In this episode, BOD™ Member Dane Austin, takes over the mic and talks with fellow design professional, Sashya Thind, about how when your process is structured, it allows the creativity to flow.

    In this episode, you will learn:
    - If the process is structured, the creativity can flow
    - The more people you hire, the easier your job gets, the easier your life gets
    - The importance of defining the scope of work, what’s included, and what isn’t
    - The value of charging for the consultation
    - A hybrid model of charging for your design fees
    - To make sure all decision makers are involved and talk about money early
    - If you want the best results, be the expert in the room

    It’s time to take control of your business.
    Become a member of Business of Design®, today:
    https://businessofdesign.com/?ref=2&campaign=podcast

    • 39 min
    EP 287 | Drop It Like It's Hot with Helen Austen

    EP 287 | Drop It Like It's Hot with Helen Austen

    BOD™ BOSS member, Helen Austen launched her first business as a professional organizer, and it wasn’t long before happy clients started asking her to decorate and renovate for them. Today, she’s managing two businesses, and working to transition her organizing firm into a robust and profitable design firm—all while accelerating that growth with a BOD™ BOSS Group. Helen is a pro at making a swift decision that leads to immediate change…. follow her lead.

    In this episode we learn:
    - there is real intimacy when you are organizing someone’s home
    - your contract is your business partner
    - be careful how you are training your clients
    - charge more and don’t look back
    - go to the BOD™ Elite Retreat, the home tours are the icing on the cake—the learning is actionable and transformative

    It’s time to take control of your business.
    Become a member of Business of Design®, today:
    https://businessofdesign.com/?ref=2&campaign=podcast

    • 31 min

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