Better than a Beach Holiday

Taking a week off work to work? Doesn’t sound at all restorative. However, that’s exactly how I’d describe my time volunteering for the Carter Work Project and Habitat for Humanity. I met up with a group of friends from California and Florida in Edmonton, the site of this year’s special 150 year celebration build. We […]

Edit your Blog

Congratulations. You’ve been blogging for some time now and your following is growing. It’s starting to feel like a true discipline, rather than a hobby. Unlike writing for a magazine or newspaper, blogging offers you freedom to post what matters to you. However, without a trained editor it’s more difficult to constantly improve your writing […]

Pro Photos

Occasionally, I think the photos I take with my iPhone are pretty good. Once in awhile, they’re even good enough to publish on our blog. However, they are rarely (if ever) suitable for print publications. Look at the difference between these two images. Photo #1: taken on the job site with an iPhone. Photo #2: […]

Get the most out of the BOD Conference

Our 2014 BOD Conference is just around the corner and we want our conference attendees to be prepared for all the learning including the launch of our BOD Gain Weight Challenge Here’s a checklist of essentials: Using your income results from 2013 fill in this simple Income Analysis worksheet and bring it with you to […]

IDS/BOD Scavenger Hunt

On the heels of Business of Design™ conference (Jan. 22, 23) is the Interior Design Show. The IDS Opening Night Party is a chance for design professionals to mix, mingle and see what’s new! For BOD14 Conference attendees the Opening Night Party is also a chance to participate in our BOD Scavenger Hunt. Imagine…networking that’s […]

Win VIP Lounge Seating

It’s around the corner, it’s not theory and it’s what they don’t teach you in design school. It’s the Business of Design™ conference Jan 22 and 23. WIN VIP seating at the conference by sharing your enthusiasm via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or smoke signal! (just kidding about that last one). Include @bizofdesign #BOD14 for a […]

To Blog or Not to Blog

When I’m teaching (preaching?) Business of Design and discussion turns to marketing, invariably I’m asked about blogging. “Should I?” – asks the design professional. Well yes. Maybe. To properly answer that question, consider your reasons for wanting to blog in the first place. What’s the goal? Below are five common reasons cited for blogging. If […]

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