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Business of Design ® | Interior Designers, Decorators, Architects & Landscapers Kimberley Seldon

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 56 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 385 | Money Warrior with Angela Lawrence

    EP 385 | Money Warrior with Angela Lawrence

    Struggled with a scarcity mindset? Terrified of asking for a raise or a higher fee? You are not alone. Learn how Kimberley’s former editor from Style at Home magazine, prompted her to face her own negative money mindset. Today, Angela Lawrence describes herself as a money warrior and tells you how you can become one too.

    In this episode we learn:
    - know what your money is doing for you
    - ask questions about how your financial advisors get paid
    - consider a course on investing to grow your financial awareness

    Success is not an accident. It's a strategy.
    Business of Design® is that strategy. Become a member, today.
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    • 34 min
    EP 384 | The Customer Is Not Always Right with Kimberley Seldon

    EP 384 | The Customer Is Not Always Right with Kimberley Seldon

    What do you do when you find yourself with clients who want you to provide everything on their wish list for a fixed amount? They have a budget in mind, and it seems reasonable to them that you should be able to stretch their budget to include everything. Hmmmmm. Let’s hear how Kimberley solved this issue on a recent project.   

    In this episode we learn:
    - clients are not expert in running design projects, you are
    - tell them how to spend their money in a satisfying way
    - remind them how indecision costs them money
    - forget the kids’ rooms, take care of mom and dad first
    - the budget and the wish list never match

    Success is not an accident. It's a strategy.
    Business of Design® is that strategy. Become a member, today.
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    • 24 min
    EP 383 | 15 Seconds of Awkward with Sam Trattles

    EP 383 | 15 Seconds of Awkward with Sam Trattles

    As business owners we spend a great deal of time talking about our fees, and these conversations may prompt potential clients to say something like, ohhhh, that's more than I thought it would cost. When the conversation leads there, your bottom line depends on your ability to negotiate with confidence.

    In this episode we learn:
    - 70% of your effort in negotiating should be invested in preparing for the conversation
    - knowing what to prepare helps you efficiently approach the process
    - ensuring you're clear on your ideal client profile will help you know who not to negotiate with
    - be clear on where you position yourself, your services and your business relative to the market, so you can talk about it
    - negotiating is a process, and it is something that you CAN get good at

    Success is not an accident. It's a strategy.
    Business of Design® is that strategy. Become a member, today.
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    • 37 min
    EP 382 | Key Metrics with Nolan Bradbury

    EP 382 | Key Metrics with Nolan Bradbury

    Many design business owners dislike accounting so much, they avoid it. But this avoidance negatively impacts your ability to perform at your best. By reimagining how financial data is communicated and simplifying the tasks, you can make accounting engaging and accessible. You can be more profitable with very little extra effort.

    In this episode we learn:
    - partner with an accounting/finance resource that engages on your level
    - know (and I mean really know) what is the thing that is most important thing you want to achieve in your life, and how is your business going to help you achieve it
    - 3-5 KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) can tell you the health of your business
    - stop (solely) relying on your gut and intuition to run your business
    - data driven decision making increases the likelihood of an improved outcome by 3x

    Success is not an accident. It's a strategy.
    Business of Design® is that strategy. Become a member, today.
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    • 32 min
    EP 381 | 3 Random Thoughts with Kimberley Seldon

    EP 381 | 3 Random Thoughts with Kimberley Seldon

    Kimberley shares some random thoughts from recent coaching calls and client projects. See if you can relate.

    In this episode we learn:
    - be like Taylor and make a bold change
    - good stands in the way of great
    - no contract will protect you if you don’t follow the rules
    - you are the expert, direct clients to spend money in a way that will bring them the best value

    Success is not an accident. It's a strategy.
    Business of Design® is that strategy. Become a member, today.
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    • 25 min
    EP 379 | Sell it with a Story with Kasper Sierslev

    EP 379 | Sell it with a Story with Kasper Sierslev

    The principles of storytelling, staying creative, and coming up with ideas are universal and can be applied across various domains, including marketing for interior design professionals.

    In this episode we learn:
    - storytelling can help you sell your projects and market your services
    - marketing, at its core, is storytelling
    - creatives must offer clients a vision, an experience
    - methods to stay creative and come up with new ideas

    Success is not an accident. It's a strategy.
    Business of Design® is that strategy. Become a member, today.
    https://businessofdesign.com/?ref=2&campaign=podcast

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

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So Fun!

Such a great podcast. I am an architectural technologist looking to start my own firm and almost every single episode I am able to “convert” as necessary to relate to myself. I’ve taken so many notes and key words to research and use, can’t recommend more.

Shelli Warren ,

So Relatable and Classy

Kimberley is a Canadian icon with leagues of fans across the country. I was thrilled to learn that she had a podcast full of relatable teachings that designers, or those who support designers, could promptly apply. You’re such a gem!

JVo12 ,

Awesome podcast excellent energy

Very high level professionalism love it! Keep up with success

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