EP 223 | Ask KS with Cheryl Horne

May 25, 2021

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Members of Business of Design® have access to our private Facebook community. It’s a safe place to seek guidance from wise peers. This week, Cheryl Horne, BOD™ Director of Operations, pulled some member questions from the FB community, and she asked Kimberley to answer them on the show. Enjoy!

In this episode we learn:

  • an avoidance of the retainer is a big red flag
  • sometimes our job is to say no, early in the project
  • shopping with clients requires a firm plan
  • when a client wants you to price multiple options, let her know it will create additional design fees

BOD & You

As interior design professionals, we LOVE our work because it matters so much. We want our clients to get our best every time, because it’s going to affect the way they live for years to come. But doing our best work isn’t possible if we can’t dedicate ourselves to it. And we can’t dedicate ourselves to it if doesn’t earn us a living.

Business of Design™ is the best professional advice and business coaching available, and it’s just for you. Our mission is to liberate your talent and skill by showing you how to run a business that supports you, empowers you, and lets you love your work again.


About Cheryl Horne

Cheryl Horne is Director of Operations for Business of Design™. She began with the company in 2007, running live educational workshops for design professionals across Canada and the US. Moving the Business of Design™ teachings online in 2012, she now manages the international online membership platform and overall business strategy.

Cheryl has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Trent University and a background in Finance and Project Management.

Through her company, MadMac Solutions, Cheryl works with entrepreneurs providing online business management and web design services.

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