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 […]

Flat Fee – Success!

One of our Annual Members recently opened up on live coaching call with Kimberley on the podcast. Following that coaching session we received the best note ever! Enza Ricco, you made our day. ~ ~ ~ Dear Kimberley and Cheryl, I’m sending you this note to tell you that I had a consultation meeting whereby […]

The Show House

Every dreamed of doing a show house or charity home for auction? All that media attention and good feelies? Yes, it can be a rewarding and satisfying experience. But it’s also hard work. When you decide to give your time, remember to treat it like a marketing expense. Log your hours so you can determine […]

Have an Opinion

A member writes: “I’ve implemented the 15 steps and did my first full presentation a week ago. The client liked what we presented however, felt that he was not given any “options’. He felt like he was “short changed” considering all the hours we spent and he did not get to see “what else” could […]

BOD Book Club: Consumer Republic by Bruce Philp

Consumer Republic: Using Brands to Get What You Want, Make Corporations Behave, and Maybe Even Save the World In the tradition of Malcolm Gladwell, and for the same people who read Seth Godin and bought The Black Swan and How We Decide, this book breaks down the myth of brands and puts the power back in consumers’ hands. […]

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