Interior Design Business Resources by Kimberley Seldon

Business of Design ™ is a coaching community for independent interior designers just like you. By becoming a member, you will not only experience the benefits of our interior design business management courses but can also continue to learn and be inspired by our monthly group coaching sessions, connect at our live events, and share insights from Kimberley’s own practice.

Our Courses – Design a Program that Works for You

 

Business and life are so much better with these tried and true systems and protocols in place.
Create a solid foundation for your business and your confidence, profits and customer satisfaction level will soar.
Learn to talk money, manage invoicing, and get paid with ease.

 

Learn the proven strategies that turn a new customer into a lifelong client.
If it’s been a few years since design school you might be ready for these basic refresher courses.
Financial protocols are essential for business owners who want peace of mind and projects that run smoothly.

 

We know you’re awesome. Now spread the word so you can reach your ideal clients.
Develop an A Team so you can guarantee every project finishes on time and on budget.
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.

 

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.

 

 

 



 


 

 


 

I share this program with so many designers! I spent the first weekend I found the program going over the 15 steps…implemented them in my first appointment after and never looked back. Trades Day is the bomb! Even if a project doesn’t require the 15 steps (I do lots of staging projects) the “Trades Day” has been a hit with all! Also, that age old question of “how do you work”, which translated means “how much is this going to cost me” is easily answered by never going out on a free consult. I implemented THAT right away as well. My business will double this year at least!

Pamela Sandall, Agoura Hills CA
Just a ginormous THANK YOU!! I first met Kimberley at Design Camp in Las Vegas (with Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis) and I was just officially starting my business with very, very little formal training. My hourly rate was $25! I have since increased it by $25 every year and am now up to $100 and my consultation fee has grown from $0 to $200 and now $300. I know I still have room to grow! The things that I loved about Kimberley from the beginning were her genuineness and transparency. Those are two things I value in my personal life and have appreciated them in my business life as well.  I am so grateful that she so freely shares the thoughts that go through her mind. I have had so many sleepless nights because I worry about the mistakes that I have made (many very similar to the example where she forgot to charge tax) and making assumptions of what my clients might be thinking. Thank you for the webinars and the very real content. I am so excited for this year of business as I work through these very doable changes. Thank you! Thank you!!
Karen Moorman, Muncie IN
“I really love Business of Design and recommend it to everyone. It has been life changing!”
Christy Yaden, Seattle WA

All of this information is so incredibly helpful. I am so thankful for your guidance and your willingness to share your experiences with us. I have learned so much from you via the BOD website as well as the Podcast. Thank you, thank you for all that you are doing to help Interior Designers across the world and for being our cheerleaders. It is refreshing in this business to see someone like yourself who is not afraid to talk about problems and concerns that all of us have. This industry still seems to be secretive and I am so glad that you are willing to be transparent to us.

Barbara Straub, Bear Creek PA
Thanks Kimberley! One of my best designer clients suggested your podcast to help us understand the needs of our designer clientele. When I listened to episode 19, Successful Vendor Relationships, I nearly cried. THANK YOU.
That is the first time I have ever heard these words spoken from the design trade. I really really appreciate the value that you have given to your makers!!! As upholsterers, we often work in a vaccum and wonder if our feelings about how we are often treated are universal or just unique to us. Now I know!! Can’t wait to learn more!
Martina Voss, Upholstery Couture

When I heard Kimberley was launching a podcast I was so excited! I have been a member on Business of Design for about 6 months and I can honestly say it’s been a game-changer in terms of how I think about my business and myself as a business owner. The podcast is awesome to re-affirm everything she teaches on Business of Design and also gives another perspective. The only thing I would change about them is to make them more frequent – once a week isn’t enough! Thank you Kimberley and the BOD team for helping me make so many changes in my business and have more confidence as a business owner.

Alex Gourlay, Australia