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

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 181 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 309 | Are You A BOD™ BOSS with Cheryl Horne and Janeen Laudenback

    EP 309 | Are You A BOD™ BOSS with Cheryl Horne and Janeen Laudenback

    January was a busy month at BOD™ with ongoing inquiries about what it takes to become a BOD™ BOSS. In this episode, Cheryl Horne and Janeen Laudenback join Kimberley to review the BOD™ BOSS process and what’s in it for you.

    In this episode we learn:
    - it’s not about time on the job
    - it’s not about the number of people on your team
    - it is about drive and ambition

    It’s time to take control of your business.
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    • 24 min
    EP 308 | Passionate Pivot with Julie Dasher

    EP 308 | Passionate Pivot with Julie Dasher

    When life throws you a curve ball, like getting fired for example, what do you do? Well, according to rug designer, Julie Dasher, you pivot toward your passion. Not only was Julie able to tap into her creative side, but she was also able to channel that previously unexplored side of her personality into a lucrative business. Today, Julie and her husband work side by side with a network of female rug weavers and the intention of helping them earn more money by shortening the supply chain.

    In this episode we learn:
    - pursue your passion and the money will follow (provided you also apply your business skills)
    - helping others can give you a sense of purpose
    - everyone is an artist—find your medium
    - visualize your dreams and the universe will deliver
    - persistence pays off

    It’s time to take control of your business.
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    • 25 min
    EP 307 | Thriving Past Adversity with Mairlyn Smith

    EP 307 | Thriving Past Adversity with Mairlyn Smith

    How to define what’s in this episode….hmmmmm. Kimberley and her friend, actor and comedian, Marilyn Smith discuss life—ageism, sexism, setbacks and how to survive.   

    In this episode we learn:
    - put it in writing before you change your life for an opportunity
    - journaling can help unlock the next path
    - failure or a roadblock can bring the best results

    It’s time to take control of your business.
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    • 30 min
    EP 306 | Infancy to Maturity with Kimberley Seldon

    EP 306 | Infancy to Maturity with Kimberley Seldon

    The journey to running a mature, profitable design firm is rarely an easy one. In this episode, Advocate-in-Chief, Kimberley Seldon shares some anecdotes on the path to success.

    In this episode we learn:
    - clients will follow whatever rules you give them, so don’t give them lousy rules
    - years on the job does not guarantee success or even progress
    - sometimes our job is to say no, early in the project
    - the surest way to destroy project success is to allow clients to take the lead

    It’s time to take control of your business.
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    • 29 min
    EP 305 | Double Down with Eric McClelland

    EP 305 | Double Down with Eric McClelland

    Without confidence, the interior design professional can never really thrive. Thankfully, confidence is something you can learn and emulate. Designer Eric McClelland shares some tips and tricks for staying confident, even in the toughest situations.

    In this episode we learn:
    - limit project diversions initiated by the client—have a swift response and keep the project on track
    - 20 years ago, most designers did better work, since clients weren’t getting as involved
    - a concise concept eliminates some of the shopping that clients might do on their own
    - staying firm in your first choice (vs. backpedalling) is a display of confidence—- it’s hard to exude confidence if you are backpedalling
    - sometimes our job is to say no, early in the project
    - use budget as the condition for changing your choices
    - 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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    • 41 min
    EP 304 | I Get Good at What I Practice with Kimberley Seldon

    EP 304 | I Get Good at What I Practice with Kimberley Seldon

    Practice makes perfect is an expression that’s familiar to all. While most of us don’t aim for perfection in our work life, we do desire mastery of the skills that allow us to deliver on the promise of our brands. Although it’s tedious, we will get better at what we practice. In this podcast, BOD™ Advocate in Chief asks us to consider: If I get good at what I practice, what am I practicing?

    In this episode we learn:
    - stating your boundaries without justification takes courage, but the result is greater confidence
    - practice saying no without qualifying
    - defend an expensive item you’ve proposed if it is important to the project
    - the goal is defending your first choice is not to “win”, it’s to stand strong in your conviction.

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    • 27 min

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