EP 267 | Introducing a Raise with Marylou Sobel
April 5, 2022
Are you seeing what I’m seeing? Suppliers and trades raising their rates or tacking on extra delivery, freight, moving charges. It seems like everyone is raising rates. Why? For one, they are actually impacted by cost increases, like fuel or supply chain issues, and because they can. Most companies are not waiting for permission to do that. Are you waiting for permission to give yourself a raise? Hmmm.
In this episode, you’ll hear from BOD™ Member, a very talented interior designer from Sydney Australia. Marylou Sobel, who had a few questions about raising your rate, charging travel fees, and communicating fees to clients.
In this episode we learn:
- it’s ok to raise your rates, in fact, it’s important to do so
- how to answer a question about markups during the first call
- charging for travel is part of your business model
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