For some designers, a work space outside the home is a stamp of legitimacy. But a collective can offer so much more. It’s a safe place to discuss ongoing projects, a resource for new ideas and an opportunity to welcome clients into a professional atmosphere.
Community over competition—that’s the spirit behind cooperative work spaces created specifically for designers. In this compilation episode we hear from Business of Design member Tawni Peterson, who is thinking of creating a collective and wants to know what she should expect. We then hear from other BOD members who are currently in cooperative work spaces, running cooperative work spaces or about to launch such a venture.
LAURA MARTIN BOVARD | Don’t think for a moment that your salary or income is the “extra” or it’s not as important as that of your higher earning spouse or ….
LAURA MARTIN BOVARD | As entrepreneurs in the world of design, we all stand to gain so much by working together and lifting one another up. Value and worth are ….
MAURY RIAD | Independent interior design firms can create robust marketing plans that speak to the passion, talent and business acumen clients are ….
In a candid conversation with one of our recurring podcast guest, Veronica Solomon shares with Kimberley how she found her inner confidence. Veronica certainly pays it forward by sharing her experience and knowledge with our BOD community. In case you missed them, or just want to listen again, please check out Veronica’s podcast episodes on […]
Every dreamed of doing a show house or charity home for auction? All that media attention and good feelies? Yes, it can be a rewarding and satisfying experience. But it’s also hard work. When you decide to give your time, remember to treat it like a marketing expense. Log your hours so you can determine […]