EP 267 | Introducing a Raise with Marylou Sobel

April 5, 2022

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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

About Marylou Sobel

Marylou Sobel, one of Australia’s premier interior designers, is known for the exceptional service and the unique, one-of-a-kind interiors she creates for prominent clients around the country.

Marylou, an award-winning full-service designer, provides everything from space planning to project management. She customizes and personalizes her designs to fit each client’s lifestyle, saving them time, money and stress in the process.

She is a past winner of the “Top 50 Rooms” honours by Australian House & Garden magazine, and other design awards, and her work has been featured in several publications, including the book “Interior Design Review” by Andrew Martin.


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