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Top Reasons Your Design Firm Needs a Spanx Strategy Profit Is A Choice

    • Business

139: Top Reasons Your Design Firm Needs a Spanx Strategy with Crista Grasso With me today is Crista Grasso, creator of the Lean Out Method and the 90 Day Lean Out Planner. Crista helps growing businesses achieve more by doing less through a combination of strategic planning and lean business practices.  
Today we are going to talk about what that looks like for the design industry. There are many actionable activities in this podcast, so get ready to lean out your business. 
Topics Mentioned: Specialization and Personalization
Innovation
Lean Process
Review
Key Thoughts: You may select a different fabric, you may select a different piece of furniture or art. But you still go through a design process, you still go through a fact-finding process, you still go through an ordering process, and then a fabrication process and an install process. Michele (14:18) 
Your process is what allows you to give a really consistent and really high-quality customer experience, make sure you don't miss anything that's important. Crista (15:26) 
I have a process that I developed that I work with people on, it's called Chuck. It's called hold, change, keep. And it's really pretty simple. But it's something I tell people to do every single 30 days is every 30 days, you should be going in and just looking across your business, look at the activities that you're doing. Crista (22:07) 
Sometimes we just get so clouded with who the person is, and we love the person that we're trying to cram our business around the person instead of saying what does the business need, and then hiring for that position. Michele (24:34) 
If we're not always moving forward, you're moving behind, you're moving backwards. Michele (49:26)
Contact Michele: Email: Team@ScarletThreadConsulting.com
Facebook: Scarlet Thread Consulting
Instagram: @ScarletThreadATL
Contact Crista: Website: leanoutmethod.com
Podcast: www.leanoutmethod.com/podcast
LinkedIn: Crista Grasso
Instagram: @cristagrasso
Facebook: Lean Out Circle
Email: crista@criscara.com
References and Resources: The Designers' Inner Circle - Become a Member Today
Building a Profitable Team for the Win - Ep 16 with Jeanelle Dech
Top Reasons Every Designer Should Know Her Why - Ep 125 with Michele Williams
How to Easily Understand Your Interior Design Businesses’ Finances - Ep 136 with Jack Tomkins
The E-Myth Revisited - by Michael E. Gerber
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Profit First and Fix This Next by Mike Michalowicz
Who's in Your Room: The Secret to Creating Your Best Life by Ivan Misner, Ph.D., Stewart Emery L.H.D., Rick Sapio

139: Top Reasons Your Design Firm Needs a Spanx Strategy with Crista Grasso With me today is Crista Grasso, creator of the Lean Out Method and the 90 Day Lean Out Planner. Crista helps growing businesses achieve more by doing less through a combination of strategic planning and lean business practices.  
Today we are going to talk about what that looks like for the design industry. There are many actionable activities in this podcast, so get ready to lean out your business. 
Topics Mentioned: Specialization and Personalization
Innovation
Lean Process
Review
Key Thoughts: You may select a different fabric, you may select a different piece of furniture or art. But you still go through a design process, you still go through a fact-finding process, you still go through an ordering process, and then a fabrication process and an install process. Michele (14:18) 
Your process is what allows you to give a really consistent and really high-quality customer experience, make sure you don't miss anything that's important. Crista (15:26) 
I have a process that I developed that I work with people on, it's called Chuck. It's called hold, change, keep. And it's really pretty simple. But it's something I tell people to do every single 30 days is every 30 days, you should be going in and just looking across your business, look at the activities that you're doing. Crista (22:07) 
Sometimes we just get so clouded with who the person is, and we love the person that we're trying to cram our business around the person instead of saying what does the business need, and then hiring for that position. Michele (24:34) 
If we're not always moving forward, you're moving behind, you're moving backwards. Michele (49:26)
Contact Michele: Email: Team@ScarletThreadConsulting.com
Facebook: Scarlet Thread Consulting
Instagram: @ScarletThreadATL
Contact Crista: Website: leanoutmethod.com
Podcast: www.leanoutmethod.com/podcast
LinkedIn: Crista Grasso
Instagram: @cristagrasso
Facebook: Lean Out Circle
Email: crista@criscara.com
References and Resources: The Designers' Inner Circle - Become a Member Today
Building a Profitable Team for the Win - Ep 16 with Jeanelle Dech
Top Reasons Every Designer Should Know Her Why - Ep 125 with Michele Williams
How to Easily Understand Your Interior Design Businesses’ Finances - Ep 136 with Jack Tomkins
The E-Myth Revisited - by Michael E. Gerber
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Profit First and Fix This Next by Mike Michalowicz
Who's in Your Room: The Secret to Creating Your Best Life by Ivan Misner, Ph.D., Stewart Emery L.H.D., Rick Sapio

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