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EP 048 | INDEPENDENCE IN MARKETING

MAURY RIAD | Independent interior design firms can create robust marketing plans that speak to the passion, talent and business acumen clients are ....

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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 ….

EP 044 | AVENUES OF LEARNING

LEANNE BUNNELL | We all learn differently. Most of us need multiple points of reference to really learn something and absorb it on a ….

EP 043 | DESIGNING OUTSIDE THE BOX

SHAWNA STARKMAN | If you’ve been relying on the same style, the same tried and true suppliers, and not taking the occasional creative risk, you ….

EP 042 | ONSITE DURING STEP 10 – LIVE

KIMBERLEY SELDON | Things get a little hectic during STEP 10. Listen in as Kimberley interviews her own trades during a typical installation process ….

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 033 | MANAGING CLIENT EXPECTATION

KIMBERLEY SELDON | Failing to manage the client’s expectations is a sure-fired way to destroy project harmony. In this one-on-one podcast with Kimberley, she reviews ….

EP 032 | PROFIT THROUGH MARGINS NOT MARKUPS

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 …

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 024 | MISTAKES, I’VE MADE A FEW

KIMBERLEY SELDON | If you are a design professional and you are managing projects on behalf of clients, you are going to deal with mistakes—lots of them ….

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 019 | SUCCESSFUL VENDOR RELATIONSHIPS

LUANN NIGARA | We can’t do our jobs without the cooperation, hard work and talent of a variety of vendors and suppliers. These professionals make ….

EP 018 | PROJECT HORROR STORIES

KIMBERLEY SELDON | No matter how talented you are, how dedicated you’ve been to the project, or how thoroughly you’ve managed clients and trades ….

EP 017 | THE WHOLE HOME APPROACH

CARSON ARTHUR | Sure, most of us approach our projects thinking about interior spaces. But, it’s worth considering exterior spaces ….

EP 015 | WHY I LOVE SCOPE CREEP

KIMBERLEY SELDON | Every designer who’s worked on a flat fee basis has experienced the monster that is scope creep. Although the vast majority of …

EP 014 | CLOSING THE SALE – PART 1

AYSUN KUCK | If you are eager to turn potential clients into paid ones, then you’ll love hearing what Aysun Kuck has to say about the process ….

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 007 | DOWNSIZING & WORKING WITH SENIORS

KAREN SHINN | Working with seniors and the elderly can be a rewarding way to build a niche, but to do this work successfully, the design professional requires a distinct set of skills ….

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 004 | STYLING AND ACCESSORIZING MATTERS

GILLIAN GILLIES | Accessorizing and styling your design project is not a frivolous pursuit, nor is it an optional extra. Rather, styling is a key component of the ….

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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