If you could step into a time machine and go back to the beginning of your career, what would you do differently? What would you put in place to make sure you succeed and thrive? Once you have that answer, you have a clear goal for moving forward. Share your thoughts on our Facebook page […]
The One Percent Guys asked 10+ Interior Designers to share their best tips for maximizing small spaces. Here’s what Kimberley had to say: “Unlike a large home where you can ‘hide’ furniture and accessories you’re not fond of, everything in a small space is on display. Never rely on builders’ plans to purchase furniture and […]
I love scope creep. What? Have I finally lost it? Nope. I just refuse to see this common occurrence as solely negative. Sure, if you don’t bill for scope creep it will suck the life out of you. That’s your bad. But also true, when a client adds tasks to your to do list it […]
Lots of you have heard me talk about my Aysun. I call her my Aysun because frankly I cannot live without the invaluable service she provides me and my company. Aysun answers my phone, she signs potential clients up for paid consultations (and so much more!). And because she’s been doing it for so long […]
We love our Business of Design community, but we also love those suppliers, manufactures and retailers who support us. We can’t do our jobs without these key suppliers. As the business owner, it’s important that we acknowledge our trades and suppliers on a regular basis, pointing out all that goes right on projects. Of course, […]
We ❤️ our members. Thank you Brooke Hatfield of Vancouver who suggested this week’s podcast on tracking your hours. Brooke, this one’s for you and our entire community of peers.
No one likes it when clients complain about fees. However, it does happen. And when it does, do you have a strategy for steering the conversation to a successful conclusion? First off, you want to handle those situations immediately. Ideally, you’re diligent about logging your hours so when the client has a question you can […]
We recently received this question from one of our members… Q: I recently upped my consult fee significantly and got my first pre-paid meeting [at the new price!]. With this new build specification request [I am not normally familiar with] I’m still struggling. What if I turn up and get caught on not knowing something about […]
It may seem like a cushy TV job is guaranteed fame, but these days, that just isn’t the case. Sure, media coverage can boost your profile within the industry and in the eyes of the all-important client, but it’s no shortcut to success. There’s still plenty of hard work ahead. Take Karl Lohnes, you may […]
Have you ever quoted a flat fee based on 30 hours and the project ended up taking 60? How can something like that happen? Kimberley gets honest about how she’s been there, done that and how easily it can happen to you. Want more on Flat Fees? Listen in.