EP 168 | Working Remotely with Rebecca Ward



About this Episode

Silver lining alert: it’s likely, this forced slow down will help us all be more comfortable with technology and working remotely. There are distinct advantages to being “remote ready”, including positioning your firm to take on those lucrative, out of town projects. Interior designer Rebecca Ward shares her strategies for successfully working remotely.

In this episode we learn:

  • embracing technology has advantages in efficiency
  • a business phone line (not your cell) is the best bet
  • access your financials from anywhere
  • track tasks more efficiently
  • share and access all client and business files regardless file size
  • instant, searchable conversations with your team are possible
  • track every minute of the task you are working on and export it to a log sheet invoice

Design Intervention

Make decisions for your business based on a place of POWER, not fear…. and knowledge is power! Be open to change and spend time learning something that will help you serve your clients better and give you time back in your day.

Take Aways

A list of some of Rebecca’s fave apps:

  • QuickBooks Online
  • Dropbox
  • Google Voice
  • Slack
  • Asana
  • Harvest
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Flowhaus
  • Zoom

To download the checklist “Keys to Successful Remote Working”, click here

About Rebecca Ward

Rebecca Ward is CEO and Principal Designer at one of Sacramento’s leading interior design firms for modern living.  She is an award winning, certified interior designer offering a worry-free experience to her clients. Specializing in fresh, contemporary spaces; her focus is to bring purpose, beauty and inspiration to every interior. She received her BA in Interior design from CSU, Sacramento and founded her company, Rebecca Ward Design, in 2007 to enable her to fully pursue her passion for design.

Rebecca enjoys continually contributing to the community and culture of Sacramento’s design scene through mentorship of interns and design students, and supporting her colleagues by being the advocate for Business of Design™.


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