Light It Up

Lighting plays a key role in showcasing your reno. Too often, it’s overlooked or an afterthought, which can lead to delays, extra costs and even safety concerns for you and your family if not installed correctly. ESA’s Steve Smith and design expert Kimberley Seldon talk about how to ‘light it up’. Want more? Listen in […]

The Making of A Well-Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action

Listen in to Luann on EP 062 | Two Systems Freaks Geek Out. Recommended Reading: The Making of A Well-Designed Business is no nonsense advice for the entrepreneur who is ready to take action. Gleaned from over 30 years of co-running their family owned business, LuAnn Nigara gives it to you straight. Lessons on business […]

Thank you to our High Point travellers!

Thank you so much to those members who traveled with us to High Point Market. We laughed, we learned and we came away feeling stronger than ever that #designismybusiness has to be the industry’s new rallying cry. We’ve been overwhelmed by the feedback and this note from Cristina, one of our attendees, just made our […]

High Point Market inaugurates ‘The Point’

HIGH POINT – The High Point Market Authority will kick of its new venue, The Point, with a robust lineup of personalities and programming for the April 14-18 High Point Market. A ribbon cutting event at The Point, located on Commerce Avenue between South Main and Wrenn streets, is scheduled for noon on April 13, with a special welcome […]

NEW Member Directed Courses

Business of Design member, Mehnaz Malik, had questions after watching the course Building an A Team. Specifically around the Resource Guide to Excellence (RGE) – that’s the contract Kimberley asks every one of her trades to sign before working with her design firm on a project. So we’re introducing Member Directed Course. In this course, Mehnaz asks the […]

Listen in | Kimberley talks BOD on Style + Design Podcast

Starting and running your own business can get pretty messy when you have to figure everything out on your own. But what if you could learn from others’ mistakes instead? Kimberley Seldon is here with us today to share some of the messy bits she’s had to deal with in her design business, how she […]

BOD Hotline – We’re Listening

Want to be part of the podcast? Call our BOD Hotline at (416) 780-9187 ext. 107 and get in on the action. Give us your comments, your ideas, YOUR opinion! We’re listening.

The Right Team

Having the right team is critical to your project’s success and the future well-being of your family. Did you know there are specific requirements for an electrician to have both a business licence and a trade qualification in Ontario? Learn more from ESA’s Steve Smith and design expert Kimberley Seldon.

Courage and Commitment

How many times has a new client come to you and said they would just LOVE to have a red dining room, but they’re afraid it will be too bold? Or, their fave colour to wear is red, but they would never have the courage to use that colour at home? If you’re a design […]

Moments that Matter

In a candid conversation with one of our recurring podcast guest, Veronica Solomon shares with Kimberley how she found her inner confidence. Veronica certainly pays it forward by sharing her experience and knowledge with our BOD community. In case you missed them, or just want to listen again, please check out Veronica’s podcast episodes on […]

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