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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 • 179 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 293 | Business Mantra with Sarah Von Dreele

    EP 293 | Business Mantra with Sarah Von Dreele

    Let’s face it. Life happens. When it does, mustering the courage to go forward, one baby step at a time, walking directly into the center of the storm may be the fastest way to get you safely to the other side. Today’s guest, textile designer, Sarah Von Dreele, has her own survivor story to tell, complete with a very happy ending.

    In this episode we learn:
    - there is learning and healing that comes from going right through a challenge
    - allow facts and data to guide all decisions
    - baby steps and a healthy dose of patience are required to succeed
    - allow the experts around you to give you essential guidance
    - focus on expenses that drive revenue

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

    • 48 min
    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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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

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