EP 062 | Two Systems Freaks Geek Out with Luann Nigara

May 28, 2018

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About this Episode

What is the secret sauce to running a mature, profitable, award-winning design firm? Systems! There’s no getting around it. Kimberley and LuAnn Nigara discuss their fave topic: systems and procedures.

In this episode we learn:
– time blocking is critical to strategy and planning
– if the client doesn’t accept your value (as indicated by price) then they should not be able to benefit from your value (as evidenced by your skills)
– when a project goes awry it’s usually because something wasn’t communicated at the beginning
– establishing a commitment to core values will amplify your brand message


Take Aways

Recommended Reading:

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


Design Intervention

Decide that you are going to be excellent. Decide that you are going to be the business person you know you are. Make a decision and then commit to doing the work.

LuAnn began her career more than thirty years ago as a co-owner of Window Works, an award-winning window treatment and awning retailer in Livingston, NJ. She’s also host of the top-rated interior design podcast, A Well-Designed Business®, which airs 3x per week on iTunes, Stitcher and iHeart Radio. Her podcast is the definitive resource for interior design professionals interested in operating a profitable and productive business. LuAnn is a sought-after speaker on topic ranging from work-life balance to making decisions that make a difference. She recently appeared as the opening ceremonies keynote speaker at the 2017 IWCE (International Window Coverings Expo) in Charlotte, NC, and as a featured speaker at the 2017 Design Blogger’s Conference in L.A. These days, her expertise is in high demand online and on television. She has recently appeared on the Blissful Bites podcast, Business Building Rockstars and HouseSmarts. www.luannnigara.com

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