Business of Design™ knows the success formula for creative professionals is 80% business + 20% creative. Once you get the 80% streamlined (hint: you do that by using the systems, protocols and strategies we teach at BOD™) you can lean into being creative. Specifying custom furniture on projects gives you an ideal opportunity to use those creative skills, elevate your brand and be more profitable.
If being the boss doesn’t give you perks, then why be the boss? Listen to south Florida designer Jaime Galapo who talks about her transition from big corporate design firm to launching her own boutique business.
In the design industry it’s paramount to have a quality team of suppliers, trades, manufacturers and makers behind you, to make you look good. In addition, developing strong relationships and maintaining them with current and past clients is essential to grow long-term success and keep your pipeline filled. Melbourne designer, Tania Bell says effective networking is how to succeed.
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: […]
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 […]