EP 097 | If it isn’t Working, Change it up with BOD Members Elizabeth Scruggs, Christie Leu, and Yaron Linett

January 28, 2019

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Sometimes the most difficult habits to break become a super power when you turn them around. If you’ve ever had to bust through a habit that wasn’t serving your business well, you’ll relate to our three podcast guests. Thank you to Business of Design™ members Elizabeth Scruggs, Christie Leu and Yaron Linett. The candid sharing and perseverance these people share is inspiring.

In this episode we learn:

  • install a scheduling app on your website for those seeking a consultation or those hoping to pick your brain
  • being a female contractor is an advantage for many clients; it might be worth looking into licensing
  • start with a bookkeeper if you want to grow your business quickly
  • consider advertising on Craig’s List when you are looking to hire
  • systems and procedures are the surest way to relieve yourself of micro managing
  • when growing your social media following specifically to gain more clients, make sure you constantly aware of who you are posting for


Take Aways

Acuity Scheduling allows clients to schedule appointments directly through your website.

Design Manager accounting software for design professionals.

Consider a “pick your brain” rate for those who only want to ask a few questions.


About Elizabeth Scruggs

An award-winning building contractor and interior decorator, Elizabeth opened Superior Construction and Design in 2000.  Filling the gap in the construction industry, she adds the perspective that only a woman can offer to a building or remodeling project. She is a licensed general contractor, interior decorator, certified color expert, and expert psychological stager. In 2016, she was a contributing author in Home Staging: The Power That Sells Real Estate. Married for 27 years, she and her husband have three children and reside just outside Nashville.



About Christie Leu

Christie Leu may be the only artist-turned designer who has triplets (plus two singles) and a triplet mom design assistant! For 15 years, she worked in polymer clay, making original, functional, fine crafts including clocks, home decor and jewelry. She participated in juried shows and sold her work to galleries, stores and catalogs. Her expertise with color, composition and organizing a large team translate into fabulous design for her clients.



About Yaron Linett

Yaron Linett the Principal Designer of Formal Traditional was born in Jerusalem and lived between the Washington, D.C. area and Israel growing up. Located in Warrenton VA, Formal Traditional provides commercial and residential design services focused on C and D level executives.  With clients including five-star five-diamond hospitality, Embassies, and historic homes Yaron brings his refined old-world taste to discerning clients throughout the Piedmont and Potomac regions.


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