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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.

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

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 167 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 244 | Win the Flat Fee Game with Kimberley Seldon

    EP 244 | Win the Flat Fee Game with Kimberley Seldon

    If you’ve dreamed of having an enviable professional life, it’s time to make it happen. In this episode, Kimberley goes off script to randomly explore a topic from Business of Design® Volume 3 | Win the Flat Fee Game

    In this episode we learn:
    - there’s a 99% chance you are losing money doing flat fees
    - flat fees are not a shortcut to project success
    - you still need to track the resource of time with flat fee proposals
    - flat fee proposals are a great incentive to improve efficiencies

    • 25 min
    EP 243 | Make Every Project Satisfying for Both You and Your Client with Kimberley Seldon

    EP 243 | Make Every Project Satisfying for Both You and Your Client with Kimberley Seldon

    If you’ve dreamed of having an enviable professional life, it’s time to make it happen. In this episode, Kimberley goes off script to randomly explore a topic from Business of Design® Volume 2 | Make Every Project Satisfying for Both You and your Client

    In this episode we learn:
    - make sure every trade who enters a project is insured
    - to address unrealistic expectations head on
    - to establish clear boundaries when working with the client’s trades

    It’s time to take control of your business.
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    • 22 min
    Sneak Preview of EP MO 016 | Juliana Oliveira & Delays and Deficiencies

    Sneak Preview of EP MO 016 | Juliana Oliveira & Delays and Deficiencies

    In one year, BOD™ member, Juliana Olivera is enjoying explosive growth while dealing with the same pandemic issues we are all experiencing. Listen to Juliana share her thoughts on how she manages delays, deficiencies, and client expectations.

    It’s time to take control of your business.
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    https://businessofdesign.com/podcast-category/mo-episodes/?ref=2&campaign=MOBODPodcast

    • 1 min
    EP 242 | Have The Professional Life You've Always Wanted with Kimberley Seldon

    EP 242 | Have The Professional Life You've Always Wanted with Kimberley Seldon

    If you’ve dreamed of having an enviable professional life, it’s time to make it happen. In this episode, Kimberley goes off script to randomly explore a topic from Business of Design® Volume 1 | Have the Professional Life You’ve Always Wanted

    In this episode we learn:
    - an avoidance of the retainer is a big red flag
    - sometimes our job is to say no, early in the project
    - shopping with clients requires a firm plan
    - when a client wants you to price multiple options, let her know it will create additional design fees


    It’s time to take control of your business.
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    • 23 min
    EP 241 | Tax Time with Braden Drake

    EP 241 | Tax Time with Braden Drake

    There’s no way around them…taxes are here to stay. California attorney, Braden Drake, shares tips for preparing yourself for pain-free (almost) tax savings.

    In this episode we learn:
    - don’t mess with the government’s money
    - when in doubt, open a new account
    - transfer out sales tax (into a sales tax account) so you’ll have the funds when the time is right
    - don’t mix personal and business expenses

    It’s time to take control of your business.
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    • 23 min
    EP 240 | Get Real with Kimberley Seldon

    EP 240 | Get Real with Kimberley Seldon

    Join the party and get the scoop…KS dishes on a project meltdown and enlists the help of designer friends to do the same.

    In this episode we learn:
    - every difficult moment on a project requires us to look closely to see what we might have done to prevent it
    - own the errors you make and make them right
    - do not apologize if it’s not a mistake you made
    - be firm with clients if they become aggressive

    It’s time to take control of your business.
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
167 Ratings

167 Ratings

maxmillsaps ,

Wonderful show!

Great content, great hosts, great productions, great guests, great show! Great everything!! Do yourself a favor and listen to this podcast NOW.

JRichardson - IV ,

Love it!

Loved episode 211 with Dave Lorenzo! Great host, guest, and topic!

Joshill:) ,

Awesome production!

I love how Kimberly chooses such relevant guests with real actionable take away points to help her audience really sink their teeth into the topic. Keep it up!

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