Business of Design Podcast with Kimberley Seldon

Meet successful design professionals and listen-in as Kimberley asks all the questions you need answered. No topic is off-limits and you can expect Kimberley to be direct and push for actionable advice.

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EP 081 | IMPETUS TO CHANGE – PART 1

JULIETTE PALAREA | Heart and soul. That’s what the typical interior design professional puts into the job. However, what happens when the payoff doesn’t match all that you give to the work? ….

EP 080 | MORE MONEY FOR ME – PART 1

CRAIG CODY | You are master of your own destiny. You are a business owner. Yes, there are risks to making this choice, but there are also rewards. In the first of a two-part conversation we explore ….

EP 079 | CAREERGASM

SARAH VERMUNT | Are you happy in your career? Most of us don’t take time to even ask this important question. The bills have to be paid and we’re so busy already, who has time for reflection? Looking squarely at what you ….

EP 077 | MORE MISTAKES – PART 2

RUXANA OOSMAN | More mistakes? Yup. We’ve all made them. In this episode, a continuation of EP 070, we are going to hear from another Business of Design member on mistakes ….

EP 074 | HOW COMMITTED ARE YOU?

KIMBERLEY SELDON | How committed are you? We usually think of commitment as a great quality, but what if you are committed to things/systems/procedures/behaviors that aren’t working ….

EP 073 | YOU DO YOU

CLAIRE JEFFORD | Not every designer loves the idea of working with trades or carrying the responsibility of a large renovation. There are lots of ways to create a ….

EP 071 | POWER YOUR RENO

STEVE SMITH | Interior design professionals carry enormous risk and liability doing their jobs day in and day out. Nowhere is that more evident than when it comes to ….

EP 070 | MORE MISTAKES – PART 1

KIRSTEN MCCOY | More mistakes? Yup. We’ve all made them. In this episode, and subsequently in EP 077, we are going to hear from two Business of Design members on mistakes they’ve made and ….

EP 068 | OUR POLICY IS…

KIMBERLEY SELDON | What’s your policy? For most of us, the policies or rules we rely on are those which serve to protect us from an unpleasant circumstance, such as not ….

EP 065 | BE BRAVE

CECIL ADAMS | Bravery is a job requirement. Surrounding yourself with trades and suppliers who make you look good is part of a successful strategy. It’s also important to be courageous when it comes to ….

EP 063 | Workout Your Business

CHERYL HORNE | If you’re listening in to the BOD podcast each week, you’re already motivated to get your business in shape. But if you want to transform your business ….

EP 062 | TWO SYSTEMS FREAKS GEEK OUT

LUANN NIGARA | What is the secret sauce to running a mature, profitable, award-winning design firm? Systems! There’s no getting around it. Kimberley and LuAnn Nigara discuss ….

EP 061 | STAY BUSY, STAY STUCK

LORI PEDERSEN | Making a decision to be excellent isn’t enough. To excel, you must take action to change the day to day issues that aren’t working in your business. Listen in to ….

EP 059 | Los Angeles BOD Meet Up

KIMBERLEY SELDON | Take a road trip to Los Angeles with Business of Design. On this podcast you’ll listen in to the question and answer portion of our BOD LA Meet up ….

EP 058 | INCREMENTAL GROWTH

SABRINA COLOSIMO | Layered, methodical growth is the most effective way to increase and enhance your business. Building your A team, finding ….

EP 057 | TALENT ISN’T ENOUGH

STEVEN GUROWITZ | Schooling offers only a small percentage of what is needed to succeed in business. The rest is on the job training. And talent, does not equal ….

EP 056 | ROUND TABLE HIGH POINT

KIMBERLEY SELDON | Business of Design and 30 of its awesome members travelled to North Carolina for High Point Market this week (April 2018). More than 100 designers ….

EP 055 | SHRINKING PRODUCT MARGINS

LESLIE CAROTHERS | Manufacturers must compete if they want to stay in business. It’s their imperative. We all know they are now selling directly to consumers. There is no ….

EP 054 | ECO-MARKETING

NATALIE NORCROSS | Targeting your ideal client is the best way to grow your business. How you do that efficiently when you are an independent design professional is the focus of today’s episode ….

EP 053 | SUCCESS IS A MOVING TARGET

CHRISTINE HORNE | Ever felt sure you’d made it, only to find yourself wondering how to pay the rent a few months later? Or, were so busy you couldn’t breathe and then you realized ….

EP 052 | BLANK WALLS ARE SCARY

KATHARINE EARNHARDT | A space isn’t finished until it’s ready to photograph, right? But photography can’t happen if you are looking at a room full of ….

EP 051 | DON’T SHOP ME

KIMBERLEY SELDON | In today’s web savvy world, there is no way to prevent clients from shopping you. Or is there? With this helpful guide, you’ll be able to avoid the worst of getting ….

EP 050 | FEWER BETTER

Carly Waters | Strategic planning can take your business to a sweet spot where the fewest possible number of clients leads to the greatest number of benefits. Designer Carly Waters ….

EP 049 | BETTER AT LINKEDIN

Susan Kates | Are you taking advantage of everything LinkedIn has to offer? Susan Kates shares her tips for strengthening your LinkedIn profile ….

EP 046 | INCREASING VISIBILITY

RACHEL MORIARTY | We see you. Hiding there in plain sight. Step out in front of the spotlight and follow these tips to immediately improve your visibility on ….

EP 041 | 5 APPS YOU NEED NOW

LINDAN COURTEMANCHE | Everyone needs that person in your life who tells you about the latest app or technology you should try. Kimberley’s go to resource for ….

EP 040 | CLOSING THE SALE – REPEAT

AYSUN KUCK | We’re ending this year off with a listener favorite. If you are eager to turn potential clients into paid ones, then you’ll love hearing what Aysun Kuck had to say about ….

EP 039 | TOP 10 FLAT FEE QUESTIONS

KIMBERLEY SELDON | Kimberley has been teaching the strategies you find here for more than 13 years. In this episode, Cheryl Horne, BOD’s Director of Operations asks ….

EP 038 | LIVE COACHING CALL

ENZA RICCO | If you’ve ever considered coaching, listen in as design professional and Business of Design member Enza Ricco grooms her procedures for flat fees and ….

EP 037 | HOW TO BE AN OPINION-ISTA

VICKY SANDERSON | Having an opinion, owning that opinion and then standing behind it are all part of a skill set the interior design professional needs. In this episode we learn ….

EP 036 | THE SIDE HUSTLE

BRITTANY CHINAGLIA | With an amazing website and online business known as The Vintage Rug Shop, listen in to hear how this closet interior design pro is turning her side hustle into a viable business ….

EP 034 | THE SHOW HOUSE

SARAH KIDDER | It’s an honor to be chosen as a designer for a prestigious show house or a charity auction house project. Still, before you say yes, weigh the pros and cons of participation …

EP 030 | Why be the Boss

KIMBERLEY SELDON | Too many go into business with an idealized or romantic view of what it’s going to be like to “be the boss”. If you’ve been talking about the benefits of owning your own business but ….

EP 027 | ACT, DEFLECT, IGNORE

KIMBERLEY SELDON | In this episode Kimberley looks at how to identify and, more importantly, manage various types of client situations and archetypes of behaviour ….

EP 026 | UPSELLING AHEAD

SHAI DELUCA | Most of us are not terribly comfortably asking clients for money, let alone asking them for more money when we think of some new product or ….

EP 025 | IS IT TIME TO REBRAND?

JACKIE GLASS | Every 5-10 years it’s important to reevaluate your brand and see if it’s still relevant. Kimberley shares her personal experience with rebranding and ….

EP 022 | CLOSING THE SALE – PART 2

AYSUN KUCK | Back by popular demand, Aysun Kuck shares her experience servicing Kimberley’s clients and closing consultation sales. This episode is a continuation of EP 014 ….

EP 013 | MANAGING CLIENTS

SHAI DELUCA-TAMASI | If you’re looking for advice on how to change your clients, you won’t find it here. As the professionals, it’s our job to ….

EP 012 | TRACKING YOUR HOURS

KIMBERLEY SELDON | You love getting paid without a hassle from your clients, but you hate logging hours. You have a real dilemma. It’s time to resolve this once and for all ….

EP 011 | PRIVATE LABEL BRANDING

JANE LOCKHART | Private label branding increases your street cred within the industry, but most importantly in your clients’ eyes. Instead of introducing your ….

EP 010 | HITTING THE WALL

ELLEN WALKER | We’ve all been there. Everything is great…we are feeling like we’re at the top of our game. And then, wham. A series of errors occur ….

EP 009 | STUFF YOU THINK YOU KNOW

KIMBERLEY SELDON | Just because you’ve been doing it that way for years doesn’t make it the best way. Don’t surrender to so-so, when amazing is just around the corner ….

EP 005 | THE DRAWING PACKAGE

VICTORIA DRAINVILLE | As interior design professionals, most of us have big ideas, and frequently we can visualize those concepts long before they are realized ….

EP 001 | THE CONSULTATION

VERONICA SOLOMON | If you don’t get the consultation right, the project will never get off the ground. How to own the process—from first phone call, to onsite …

 

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