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Business of Design ™ | Interior Designers, Decorators, Stagers, Stylists, Architects & Landscapers Kimberley Seldon

    • Business
    • 4.8, 42 Ratings

Business of Design is a coaching community for independent interior design professionals—designers, decorators, stagers, stylists, architects and landscape designers. Join to gain access to more than 100 design management courses. Change happens now....

    EP 177 | Who's Running Your Business with Holly, Phoebe and Justine

    EP 177 | Who's Running Your Business with Holly, Phoebe and Justine

    Who’s running your business today? Is it going to be my fearful, insecure self? Or is it my confident, brave, determined, grateful self? Running a business takes guts, drive and passion. Finding a tribe, a group of people that can push you to lean into your authentic, brave, knowledgeable self, and ask for help when you need it, can energize you as a business owner and renew your confidence.

    In this episode we learn:
    - you don’t know everything, but you know a lot—own your power
    - beware of the temptation to turn your power over to others, who may not be as well-suited to running your business, as you are
    - the right tribe can become your company’s board of directors
    - delegating is critical—get rid of those tasks you do not enjoy, or are not expert at

    Learn more to grow your business at https://businessofdesign.com.

    • 38 min
    EP 176 | Make It Matter with OMFGCO

    EP 176 | Make It Matter with OMFGCO

    With any design problem to solve, it’s easy to make it pretty, but hard to make it matter. Choosing visionary clients and beginning every project with a beginner’s mind, allows you to listen to what the client wants and needs and solve for what matters most.

    In this episode we learn:
    - say yes to projects that are backed by clients who share similar values to you; pass on those that do not.
    - get clear on what defines success for a project
    - start with a beginner’s mind when researching and gathering information, even if you’ve done similar projects in the past
    - good ideas can come from anywhere.
    - everything is an opportunity—no project goes as planned, so lean into the challenges that come up along the way to find creative solutions that embrace the reality of the situation in an elegant and thoughtful way.

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    • 47 min
    EP 175 | Time for Change with Kimberley Seldon

    EP 175 | Time for Change with Kimberley Seldon

    As a young designer, just starting out, Kimberley made some big mistakes. Change may be hard, but staying stuck is impossible.

    In this episode we learn:
    - the boss makes the rules
    - you’re the boss, make new rules
    - it’s possible to change anything and everything in your current method of operation, but first, you must let go of what isn’t working

    • 27 min
    EP 174 | Control Your Money, Control Your Life with Brad Clinard

    EP 174 | Control Your Money, Control Your Life with Brad Clinard

    If you’re not in control of your money, you are not in control of your life. Mind blowing. YES! Financial Planner, Brad Clinard shares advice for taking control of finances, right this minute.

    In this episode we learn:
    - establishing a financial plan for your business. It will help you navigate life transitions and create a brighter future
    - any “loss” can negatively impact us if we don’t work through the grief
    - know your dashboard of crucial financial data
    - get organized and take part in understanding all your financial data
    have a written plan
    - save now, no matter how little

    Learn more about this topic and guest at:
    https://businessofdesign.com

    • 38 min
    EP 173 | Beyond the Story with Julia Feldmeier

    EP 173 | Beyond the Story with Julia Feldmeier

    These days, designers have the challenge of not only unpacking who their client is and how they really live, but also in sussing out a person's authentic style and preferences—not simply what they think they're supposed to like based on what they see in their Instagram feed. Getting beyond the story leads to deeper connection and better results.

    In this episode we learn:
    - it takes effort to uncover who your client really is, underneath the veneer of who she is presenting herself to be
    - observing a client at home, in her natural habitat, tells you far more than listening alone
    - people are wired to give the answer they think you want to hear
    - emotions are powerful, find out how your client feels

    Learn more to grow your business at https://businessofdesign.com/podcasts

    • 38 min
    EP 172 | What to Read Now with Emma Navajas - PLUS Bonus Spanish Episode

    EP 172 | What to Read Now with Emma Navajas - PLUS Bonus Spanish Episode

    The business self-help aisle at your local bookstore (or on Amazon) is overrun with recommendations. Business of Design™ member Emma Navajas narrows in on recommendations the BOD™ community needs now.

    As a bonus, at the end of this episode, Emma repeats her book recommendations for our Spanish speaking audience. ¡Qué maravilloso!

    In this episode we learn:
    - Emma’s fave books for the interior design creative, in four categories—business skill, negotiation skills, etiquette and mind set.

    Learn more to grow your business at https://businessofdesign.com

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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42 Ratings

42 Ratings

vveenstra ,

Thank you

OMG. I feel like I am so late to discover you Kimberly. What high quality, rich, generous content. I've only listened to the first 2 episodes so far and I feel like I have learned so much. Thank you for being so open-hearted with your wealth of knowledge and experience.

mstaniafaria ,

Love BOD podcast!

I can't remember how I came about finding this podcast, but all I can say is wow and thank you to Kimberly for creating this. I take away such valuable information and actionable advice from each show. There have been lots of ah-ha moments for me. Love Kimberley, her guests and the content shared!

Grateful79! ,

So informative!!

As a new design business owner I have been struggling to learn the ropes of running a business and designing for my clients. Kimberly has helped me so much already and I’m only three podcasts in!! So excited to listen to them all and implement all the advice. Thank you for opening up the world of design!!

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