68 episodes

Your designs are beautiful, but you’re struggling with the business of your interior design business. Join successful interior design business owner, Michelle Lynne, of ML Interiors Group each Monday morning as she shares the processes she has found useful in growing her own 7-figure design firm, interviews industry related guests, and brings her own team of designers on for lively conversations. If you aren’t happy with the performance of your interior design business, are tired of trading your time for money, and know you were made for more, this show is for you.

Designed for the Creative Mind Michelle Lynne

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    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

Your designs are beautiful, but you’re struggling with the business of your interior design business. Join successful interior design business owner, Michelle Lynne, of ML Interiors Group each Monday morning as she shares the processes she has found useful in growing her own 7-figure design firm, interviews industry related guests, and brings her own team of designers on for lively conversations. If you aren’t happy with the performance of your interior design business, are tired of trading your time for money, and know you were made for more, this show is for you.

    68. If You Want Better Answers, Ask Better Questions

    68. If You Want Better Answers, Ask Better Questions

    Hey, y’all, welcome back to the podcast. This topic has been weighing on my heart lately, and I felt called to share it with you. To get better answers, we need to ask better questions. I am not only talking about asking your clients better questions but also some questions to ask yourself as a business owner. The quality of your life oftentimes depends on the number of difficult conversations you're willing to have. And that includes the ones with yourself, not just other people.
     
    The 3rd Annual Interior Design Business Success Summit will be October 12-14, 2022. Visit www.designedforthecreativemind.com/summit for more details and to reserve your ticket.
     
    Michelle Lynne began her interior design career after spending more than two decades working in Corporate America. She began in the home staging arena and has since built a successful, award-winning, full-service interior design firm, employing talented designers and serving clients across the country.
     
    In the summer of 2018, Michelle began focusing on a big gap she saw missing in the interior design industry: teaching interior designers how to run the business of an interior design business. She now engages in private coaching and leads an in-depth, 12-month group coaching program, both options focus on teaching designers profitable processes, systems, strategies, and mindset needed to run a streamlined, profitable interior design firm.
     
    Her motto is simple: we rise by lifting others.
     
    https://www.designedforthecreativemind.com/  https://mlinteriorsgroup.com/  https://www.instagram.com/designedforthecreativemind/  https://www.instagram.com/mlinteriorsgroup/ 


     



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    • 26 min
    67. Thinking Differently About Your Business with Cheminne Taylor-Smith

    67. Thinking Differently About Your Business with Cheminne Taylor-Smith

    Cheminne Taylor-Smith is a creative thinker and an idea generator. She helps brands, businesses, and entrepreneurs think differently about how they do business. She was the PR director for Elle Decor, the VP of Marketing for the High Point Market, and has consulted with well-known brands such as the Showtime cable network, Christie’s auction house, Conde Nast, Mercanteinfiera Parma, Galerie Magazine, Bernhardt, International Market Centers, Dallas Market Center, and more!
     
    In this episode, we chat about things designers should do NOW to prepare for any economic disruptions in the coming months. We also talk about the importance of looking at cash flow to ensure we have a cushion in the event of a recession.
     
    Connect with Cheminne on Instagram and visit her website cheminne.com to learn more about working with her and her team.
     
     



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    • 44 min
    66. How "Just Enough" Can Sabotage Your Business with Connie Vanderzanden

    66. How "Just Enough" Can Sabotage Your Business with Connie Vanderzanden

    Today I’m speaking with Cash Flow & Business Mentor, Connie Vanderzanden. She is on a mission to help entrepreneurs live the lifestyles they desire by learning the simple steps, structure, and discipline to create and save money.
     
    In this episode, we chat about nurturing our relationship with money and the importance of giving every dollar a job. Connie also shares common money stories she has heard over the years and how she helps people shift their mindset surrounding money to be able to generate more of it in their business.
     
    We can heal our generational money wounds. There is no shame, we are not broken. We just need to lean in and get a little more education and support around our money stories.
     
    For more info visit www.moneyactiontips.com and connect with Connie on Instagram @connie.vanderzanden and on LinkedIn at connievanderzanden1. Check out her YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ0XcjtRZgw41nBk6dxS90
     
    Books mentioned in this episode:
    Financial Adulting by Ashley Feinstein Gerstley
    Women Talk Money by Rebecca Walker
     
     



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    • 47 min
    65. A Conversation with Gail M. Davis…About it ALL

    65. A Conversation with Gail M. Davis…About it ALL

    My next guest is the fabulous Gail M. Davis. She’s my newest friend, and we had such a strong connection when I was a guest on her podcast I just had to bring her on here to chat about her incredible background and experience. Gail studied at the New York School of Interior Design and interned at Bunny Williams Inc. and David Kleinberg Design Associates. She also worked at Saks Fifth Avenue and has her own real-life Devil Wears Prada story she shares with us.
     
    In this episode, we talk about all the things, including being authentic to ourselves and acknowledging the difference between masculine and feminine energy. As women, we feel like we need to do it all. Sometimes we need to take a break, stop doing, and just BE.
     
    Learn more about Gail Davis Designs at https://www.gaildavisdesignsllc.com/ and follow Gail on Instagram @gaildavisdesigns. Don’t forget to check out her podcast, Design Perspectives with Gail M. Davis wherever you listen to podcasts.
     
     



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    • 46 min
    64. The Art of Numbers: Making Business Decisions Based on Your Financials with Danielle Hayden

    64. The Art of Numbers: Making Business Decisions Based on Your Financials with Danielle Hayden

    As a business owner, do you understand your numbers? Do you even know what that means? You can’t grow and scale your business unless you have a financial framework in place. My next guest is Danielle Hayden, host of the Entrepreneur Money Stories podcast and CEO of Kickstart Accounting. She helps female entrepreneurs understand their numbers so they can gain the confidence needed to create sustainable profits.
     
    In this episode, Danielle shares her tips on how to evaluate business decisions, what numbers to look at to make those decisions, and what designers need to focus on financially as we surpass key revenue milestones in our business.
     
    To learn more about Danielle and her team, visit kickstartaccountinginc.com or click the links below. And don’t forget to follow Danielle on Instagram and Kickstart Accounting Inc. on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
    Check out Danielle's new podcast "Entrepreneur Money Stories" at https://kickstartaccountinginc.com/entrepreneur-money-stories-podcast/  Schedule a discovery call with Danielle to see if Kickstart Accounting can help you with your business’s finances. https://kickstartaccountinginc.com/get-started/ 5 Day Video Bootcamp: 5-days to transform your financial fear to financial clarity https://kickstartaccountinginc.com/Bootcamp Daily Dashboard Worksheet and Videos: Learn how to transform your financial fear to financial clarity through creating and using a financial dashboard https://kickstartaccountinginc.com/Dashboards  
     
    Thank you to our sponsors for their support! 
    Satanoff Insurance is focused on client connections and customized coverage … Be sure to tell them we sent you!  Foyr Interior Design Software helps you create 3D floor plans & Interior Designs … Check them out!   
    To stay in touch with Michelle, please follow her on Instagram and join our Free Facebook Community!
     
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    • 45 min
    63. A Family Affair with Lauren and Jonathan Ramirez

    63. A Family Affair with Lauren and Jonathan Ramirez

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like working with your spouse or partner? My next guests are Lauren and Jonathan Ramirez. Lauren founded Lauren Ramirez Interiors in 2016, and after a decade of working in technology, Jonathan made the leap in 2021 to join Lauren and the team. They rebranded the company, which is now known as HouseMill Design.
     
    In this episode, we chat about how they know to stay in their own lanes and the importance of shutting down work to make time for their family. Jonathan shares how they are able to attract and recruit top talent to join their design team, and Lauren talks about the Creative Ladies Night in Austin group she formed and the exciting thing it’s turned into.
     
    Check out their website www.housemilldesign.com and find them @housemilldesign on Instagram and Facebook.
     
     



    Thank you to our sponsors for their support! 
    Satanoff Insurance is focused on client connections and customized coverage … Be sure to tell them we sent you!  Foyr Interior Design Software helps you create 3D floor plans & Interior Designs … Check them out!  To stay in touch with Michelle, please follow her on Instagram and join our Free Facebook Community!
     
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

DebL222 ,

Such a great podcast!

Love Michelle Lynn - she gives incredible advice with good humor and love in her heart! Recommended listening!!

HallieAyn ,

Michelle is THE Babe to follow

These podcasts are filled with such real, relatable topics and advice. It’s good for the designer, yes, but it’s actually for anyone wanting to be the best version of themselves. Michelle is wise and funny and get guests are high quality. :)

RWpug2008 ,

Not just for interior designers

Designed for the Creative Mind is my new favorite podcast! Michelle Lynne and her guests discuss a wide range of topics and offer invaluable advice. I’m not an interior designer but I work with them. This podcast has taught me so much about the interior design industry so I’m better equipped to help my clients. And, I’ve also learned a lot of tips about how to improve on the way I do things in my own business. I highly recommend giving it a listen!

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