Hey CH, what project management program does BOD™ recommend? The truth is, we don't. This is one of the top questions Cheryl Horne, Director of Operations for Business of Design®, receives from our members. With so many options available, this is a question we always refer back to the BOD™ member community to answer.
Following the Business of Design® 15 Step Project Management Strategy takes the guesswork out of project management and allows you, the hardworking business owner, to deliver on time, on budget results, every time. The BOD™ 15 (as described in your contract) are a series of client-facing protocols. Behind the scenes (team-facing) and not present in your contract, there is a lot more to consider.
Being as thoughtful about your design business as you are about creating a memorable room is critical to every designer's success. Join Business of Design® and Daniel House Club as Interior Design Magazine asks 5 industry leaders what tools they've relied on to help their businesses flourish. Leave inspired and armed with the resources you need to take your business to the next level.
Join Team BOD™ this September for our next book club. Recommended by one of our podcast guest, this breakthrough book from James Clear is the most comprehensive guide on how to change your habits and get 1% better every day. It's a game changer and a great tool if you feel stuck or overwhelmed when it comes to implementing the systems we teach at Business of Design®.
Join us for this 2-hour virtual seminar. At last, learn how the BOD™ 15 Step Project Management Strategy you love for residential projects can work equally well for commercial projects. During this two hour seminar, Kimberley will explain the rationale behind each policy in the BOD™15 Commercial Contract
Ideally, every business owner wants to have a line up of customers and always know when the next job is coming. The most successful businesses sign projects via their pipeline, not chase their pipeline when projects dry up.
Lack of consistent prospecting = inconsistent results and inconsistent revenue.
Running a successful design business requires firm policies around all matters relating to money. While the public is aware in a general way that designer or trade discounts exist, there is frequently a misunderstanding as to how they are best used. A non-negotiable system for dealing with trade discounts proves to be an asset to the design professional whether he/she is dealing with clients or working to grow profits.
You love what you do and you are good at it. But guess what? You deserve to be paid for it, too. Not only that, but you deserve to be paid well. In this seminar, we’re going to talk about Salary, which is the fixed, regular payment you receive for your hard work as an interior design professional. Sounds simple, but do you know what most designers are earning? Not what they are charging…. what they are earning?
Who has more experience running a design firm, you or your clients? You, of course. So why would you allow clients to dictate terms that have an immediate and sometimes unpleasant effect on you and your team? Learn how to set and maintain clear and firm boundaries when it comes to fees, margins, work order and process.