We all know design matters.
I think designers do, too.

Business of Design is a coaching community for independent interior designers. By becoming a member, you can not only experience the benefits of our design management courses, you can continue to learn and be inspired by our live monthly webinars, connect at our BOD conference events, and share insights from Kimberley’s own practice.

Our Courses – Design a Program that Works for You

15 Step Project Management Strategy

Business and life are so much better with these tried and true systems and protocols in place.

Business Planning, Strategy & Foundation

Create a solid foundation for your business and your confidence, profits and customer satisfaction level will soar.

Charging, Invoicing & Collecting

Learn to talk and manage invoicing with ease.

Client Management

Learn the proven strategies that turn a new customer into a lifelong client.

Design & Decorating

If it’s been a few years since design school you might be ready for these basic refresher courses.

Income, Expenses & Analyzing Finances

Financial protocols are essential for business owners who want peace of mind and projects that run smoothly.

Marketing & Branding

We know you’re awesome. Now spread the word so you can reach your ideal clients.

Supplier & Trade Relations

Develop an A Team so you can guarantee every project finishes on time and on budget.

Systems, Operations & Checklists

Business and life are so much better with these tried and true systems and protocols in place.

How Business of Design will transform your business, and your life.

Become a member and you’ll gain access to over 300 hours of training videos (no theory allowed). In no time you’ll be running the
business you dreamed of owning, instead of having a business that runs you! Our growing network of industry peers gain:

Confidence. Earn the respect of clients and trades while charging what you’re worth, and learn to discuss budgets, estimates and invoices with professional confidence.

Peace of mind. You’ll learn management skills in accounting, finance and information technology that keep your business running smoothly while you work.

Control. Use a design management process that guides client expectations, encourages commitment, and moves every project efficiently to the finish line.

Passion. With a healthy, prosperous business and clients who trust your professionalism, you’ll be free to rediscover why you love what you do.

“If you are looking to streamline your business and make it more efficient and successful without so much stress and anxiety over every project and client then Business of Design is for you. It’s a business and a life changer.”

Brittany Stiles

Costa Mesa, CA

“All those questions you can’t find a good answer for are here, and I’ve even learned solutions for things I didn’t realize could be solved. Great resource, highly recommended! Much thanks to Kimberly and the team!”

Leita Edwards

Vancouver, BC

“Kimberley, you are an inspiration. Business of Design is not only an investment in my company, but more importantly, an investment in myself, something you can’t put a price on. Thank you for helping me see my value!”

Joanne Azelis Giannoulis

Toronto, ON

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FEATURED COURSES

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3 Lousy, but Popular, Methods for Calculating Flat Fees

If you’ve worked predominately on hourly fee contracts—billing customers after the fact for tasks that are already completed—you know that business model is not without its flaws. Clients often balk...
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Drawing Matters

We all want to save our clients money wherever possible. We can do that by becoming more efficient at the tasks we perform—having focus and discipline when we shop on the client’s behalf, creating...
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WEBINAR: Step 5 – The Presentation | May 24

Whether you’ve been in business for 10 months or 30 years, we’re glad you’re here. As a community we have the power to build a thriving industry that benefits each and every one of us. However, like...
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Budgeting for Accessories

We all know a project is not finished until it’s accessorized and styled. But determining a budget for that kind of thing can be challenging. One tip I learned from Gillian Gillies (who is the guest...
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Start where you are…

Many of you reach out to us and say you are overwhelmed. “15 Steps? I can’t even return all the phone calls I need to. How will I make time for all of this?” Our response? “How will you survive if...
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LATEST PODCASTS

EP 005 | THE DRAWING PACKAGE

VICTORIA DRAINVILLE | As interior design professionals, most of us have big ideas, and frequently we can visualize those concepts long before they are realized ….

EP 004 | STYLING AND ACCESSORIZING MATTERS

GILLIAN GILLIES | Accessorizing and styling your design project is not a frivolous pursuit, nor is it an optional extra. Rather, styling is a key component of the finished …

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