EP 229 | Buy Once, Buy Well with Shelley Boyd, Hosted by Jodie Carter
July 6, 2021
Building relationships with your suppliers is key as the support and expertise they can provide you with is invaluable. Understanding high-end artisan furniture allows you to educate clients on where it comes from, how it is made, and the benefits of buying hand crafted quality goods (verses the readily available alternatives).
Australian interior design and BOD™ Member, Jodie Carter, takes over the podcast to interview one of her go to suppliers, Shelley Boyd of Boyd Blue, to gain a deeper understand of the global story behind the luxury furniture her clients love.
In this episode, you will learn:
- To buy once and buy well
- The impact of cheap throwaway furniture on the environment
- How to build relationships with your suppliers of bespoke furniture
- To teach clients the benefits of slowing down and waiting for the right pieces of furniture
- To invest where you have weaknesses
- Measure results; know that what you are investing time and money in is working.
- One of the best investments in your own business are the people
- Suppliers are your partners, use their expertise
Practice being kind to yourself in order to manage burnout, stress, and mental health. Take time out for yourself when you need it and make sure you ask for help.
Always celebrate the little wins.
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