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In today's world being a talented interior designer isn't enough to ensure that you have a profitable and successful interior design business. Design school doesn't always teach you the critical business skills to be sure your interior design business be everything you imagined it would be! A Well Designed Business is here to fill in the gaps and give you real live business skills from some of the top interior designers. Your host, LuAnn Nigara shares her 35 years of success in the interior design industry, and she finds the most successful guests to share their interior design business best practices.
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Sep 29, 2020

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business! We’re super excited to have Karin Bohn join us on the show today.

Karin Bohn is the founder and creative director of the award-winning House of Bohn design studio. She established the interior design firm in 2009 and has made her mark in many industries including luxury residential, multi-family, restaurants, and retail.

Karin stars on Netflix’s Restaurants on the Edge in which she travels with a team of experts to provide design, marketing, and culinary consultation to establishments in some of the most beautiful locations in the world.

With her continuously growing YouTube channel, Karin offers behind-the-scenes glimpses of her creative process, collaborative partnerships, and life as an entrepreneur.

Listen in to hear how in 11 years, Karin went from struggling to start a design business all the way to having a Netflix show and managing a luxury interior design firm with a team of 10!

Show Highlights:

  • The first few years of Karin’s YouTube videos showcased her challenging entrepreneurial journey.
  • As Karin explains, her Netflix series did not come about because of her YouTube channel.
  • You don’t have to be perfect to start something new, just start! Learn as you go.
  • Karin shares her pivotal moment regarding her realization that she needed to develop her business skills before she could take advantage of her creative side.
  • Karin discusses the current structure of her design, operations, and content teams.
  • Why ‘alignment’ is Karin’s favorite word right now.
  • Building a brand must include consistency. People need to be able to recognize a brand’s repeated aesthetic cues.
  • Karin divulges her client budgeting tactics.
  • LuAnn and Karin discuss the frustration of hiring new employees. The struggle over writing job descriptions and adding new team members can be solved by using Eileen B. Hahn's Interior Design Firm Hiring Toolkit.
  • Remember your vision! You do have a vision, right?

Connect with Karin!

Website

Instagram

Facebook

Pinterest

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Book 1: The Making of A Well - Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action

Book 2: A Well-Designed Business - The Power Talk Friday Experts

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Sep 25, 2020

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business, it’s Power Talk Friday! Today, Reena Philpot joins us to share her love of sales - and you’ll never guess what she’s selling!

Reena (pronounced “Re-Nay”) and her husband own Precision Duplicating Solutions, and for 18 years, Reena’s helped build a successful business selling...copiers. That’s right folks - she sells pricey copy machines - and she loves it! It doesn’t matter what you’re selling, because sales is sales, and Reena’s techniques can absolutely be applied to the design business.

Listen in to learn what sales tactics Reena has used to build her business, and how you can apply them to your own business to bring in those dollar bills!

Daily Reena manages the sales side of the business and part of the admin duties. She started her career as a telemarketer/appointment setter 26 years ago. She quickly transitioned to outside sales and vowed it was so awesome she would learn how to become successful.

When her boys had grown into young men and needed her less, Reena started joining some masterminds and groups of ladies with amazing businesses.  Through that process, she learned she had something to offer them to help them grow their businesses.  While Reena has had the advantages of learning sales and a process and then starting a business, not everyone has had the same opportunity.

Reena began using her background in high-ticket competitive sales and experience as a business owner to help other entrepreneurs and teams increase their customer base and sales revenue.  Reena Philpot Sales Coaching began last year, and now she offers strategy sessions, workshops, and VIP days to those who want results.

Show Highlights:

  • You must first know your value, then you must be able to convey that value to your client.
  • Reena discusses her techniques on proposals and contracts.
  • When assessing their needs, t’s important to repeat back to the client what you are hearing them say. Repeating their words back to them both clears up any misunderstanding and makes the client feel heard.
  • Ask the client if your assessment is corrent. When they say yes, then you can give them a simple solution to their problem.
  • Save the little details for the contract. By this time, you have already worked out the details. You will bring the details as backup just in case your client is interested in that leveal of knowledge.
  • Using these tactics, it’s simply a conversation between two people about a problem they have and the solution you can give them. There is nothing needy or manipulative about it.
  • While the client is absorbing the proposal, give them a moment then ask, “What do you think? Is that what you were thinking?
  • If the client doesn’t seem happy with the proposal, ask, “How do you feel about that?” then stay silent and wait for them to speak.
  • Find out what’s important to your client. If you give them the opportunity, they’ll tell you exactly how to sell to them.
  • Reena shares how she has hand-picked 90% of her customers.
  • Reena describes her brilliantly unique sales pipeline.

Connect with Reena!

Reena’s Website

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Reena Philpot Sales Coaching - Facebook

Reena Philpot Sales Coaching - Instagram

Reena Philpot Sales Coaching - LinkedIn

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Book 1: The Making of A Well - Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action

Book 2: A Well-Designed Business - The Power Talk Friday Experts

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Sep 22, 2020

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business! LuAnn’s guest today is Debbie Mathews of Debbie Mathews Antiques and Designs, LLC, and Debbie will be walking us through easily implementable, effective systems to take care of all those tiny details so that we have the time to focus on the big things in our business. Debbie revamped her growing business to ensure she and her team are less stressed while consistently providing their clients with an A+ experience. Be sure to listen and see if some of her ideas will help you be more productive and less stressed, too!

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Debbie Mathews Antiques and Designs, LLC is a full-service interior design firm that specializes in high-end residential projects. From new construction to simple refreshes, their goal is to realize each room’s greatest potential. With a keen focus to detail, their team works collaboratively with clients to navigate through the many decisions involved with high-quality, custom design work. Clients repeatedly tell them that their diverse experience, infectious energy, and unparalleled service make the process efficient and enjoyable. Debbie’s passion for beautiful things, paired with her love of antiques and timeless architecture, gives each of their interiors a sense of history and purpose. She is uniquely recognized for her hallmark design aesthetic of anchoring a room with timeless antiques and layering in more contemporary furniture and accessories. Her 30+ years of experience buying and selling fine antiques has proven to be a design distinction often unmatched. Because of this dedication to timeless and classic elements of design, her projects always reflect charm, warmth, and curated beauty. Debbie Mathews Antiques and Designs, LLC welcomes the opportunity to showcase their mantra to you: Timeless. Collected. Beautiful.

Show Highlights:

  • “As my business grows, it does not mean that my plate gets larger.”
  • Growing pains forced Debbie to take a look at what was on her plate, and what could be delegated.
  • The biggest gift Debbie ever gave herself was when she outsourced her bookkeeping and accounting services.
  • Debbie discusses the project management software that she has implemented to streamline her work.
  • After 30 years of being in business, Debbie starts tracking her metrics.
  • Being proactive rather than reactive has been Debbie’s focus over the last year.
  • Debbie learned from reading LuAnn’s books, The Making of A Well - Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action and A Well-Designed Business - The Power Talk Friday Experts, plus the classic The E-Myth.
  • “The Daily Checklist” is something Debbie and her team members use each day and it gives them all confidence that the office administration can get done if Debbie needs to be away from work.
  • What is covered in their weekly and monthly meetings.
  • Debbie is a new member of EO - The Entrepreneur Organization, and she shares how impactful it has been for her.
  • How to set a really good rhythm to the week, set expectations with the team, and let everyone consistently plan by time-blocking.
  • Client meetings involve a designer that takes minutes for a comprehensive summary of the entire visit, which are later turned over to the client for confirmation that everyone is on the same page.
  • You only have one chance to make a good first impression on a client, and these steps that Debbie has implemented has given her confidence that she will.

Connect with Debbie!

Debbie’s Website

Debbie’s Instagram

Debbie’s Facebook

Debbie’s Pinterest

Debbie’s Email

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The Profit Is In The Numbers 101 with Kathleen Anderson

The Profit Is In The Numbers 102 with Peter Lang

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Early Bird Registration Sept 4 - Sept 20

Classes: Sept 22 - Sept 24

Get the Goodies! - For checklists, resources, and extra goodies!

To Get on LuAnn’s Email List, text the word designbiz to 444999!

Purchase LuAnn’s Books Here:

Book 1: The Making of A Well - Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action

Book 2: A Well-Designed Business - The Power Talk Friday Experts

LuAnn’s Website

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Sep 18, 2020

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business, it’s Power Talk Friday! LuAnn welcomes Kimberly Merlitti, the Virtual CFO, back to the show. Kimberly also happens to be one of the co-authors for our third book, A Well-Designed Business, Power Talk Experts Volume 2, which is coming out in November.

On today’s show, Kimberly is sharing with us the importance of preparing an estimate for your job before you sign a contract. If there’s one thing Kimberly knows, it’s numbers! And she is going to walk you through not only WHY preparing an estimate at the very beginning is important, but also how to do this the right way, how to stay on track, and how to rely on data, so that you’re not playing a guessing game and risking losing money in your business. Because at the end of the day, you are not just a designer, you’re an entrepreneur, right?

Kimberly Merlitti owns KMM Consulting based out of Washington, D.C. She has 20 years of experience working in accounting for companies such as Swinerton Builders, WRNS Studio, and Martin Group. She has her Masters in Accounting from Golden Gate University. Located in Washington D.C. Kimberly’s clientele includes a diverse group of service-based companies, with the main focus on small interior design, construction, and architectural firms. The goal of her firm is to make the businesses she works for as profitable as they can be by educating them on accounting, cash flow management, tax deductions, project reporting, and business management.

Show Highlights:

  • Kimberly sums up WHY you need to learn how to estimate.
  • Kimberly has a streamlined process when it comes to teaching others how to estimate.
  • Tracking your time and taking really good notes is imperative, not only for interior designers but for architects and contractors, as well.
  • What to do if the job is outside of the original scope.
  • Respect a client’s time and money, and they will be thankful for it.
  • Although Kimberly can be hired to teach how to estimate, she explains the way that you can also teach yourself using these four categories:
    • Design fee
    • Purchasing fee
    • Installation fee
    • Indoor & Outdoor furniture fee
  • Tracking your time is one of the biggest factors in your profitability.
  • Have cross-checks in place.
  • Confidence is in the knowledge and execution of the process and makes fielding clients’ questions more systematic.
  • If you’re new in the business, here’s Kimberly’s advice!
  • The data drives your whole company. You’re not just a designer, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • FREE From Kimberly: 7 Tips for Estimating BEFORE the Contract

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Connect with Kimberly!

Kimberly’s Website

Kimberly’s Facebook

Kimberly’s LinkedIn

Kimberly’s Email

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FREE From Kimberly: 7 Tips for Estimating BEFORE the Contract

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Investment: $2195

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The Profit Is In The Numbers

The Profit Is In The Numbers 101 with Kathleen Anderson

The Profit Is In The Numbers 102 with Peter Lang

Coming September 2020!

Early Bird Registration Sept 4 - Sept 20

Classes: Sept 22 - Sept 24

Get the Goodies! - For checklists, resources, and extra goodies!

To Get on LuAnn’s Email List, text the word designbiz to 444999!

Purchase LuAnn’s Books Here:

Book 1: The Making of A Well - Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action

Book 2: A Well-Designed Business - The Power Talk Friday Experts

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Sep 17, 2020

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business! LuAnn welcomes Nicole White, CEO and Principal Designer of Nicole White Designs Interiors, back to the show. When they last visited, Nicole shared details about her client questionnaire, how she gets press, and the confidence she now has as a designer.

On today’s Black Lives Matter episode, you’ll hear about Nicole’s business and personal life, viewed specifically through the filter of being black.

As a trained journalist and Jamaican immigrant, Nicole has a unique perspective on what we can do to effect lasting change. We hope you join us!

Nicole White is the CEO and Principal Designer of Nicole White Designs Interiors, a full-service boutique interior design firm, based in Sunrise, Florida.

Nicole, known for her renovation prowess, has been featured in various local, national, and international publications including - HGTV, House Beautiful, Better Homes, and Gardens magazines; Ocean Drive, Huffington Post, and Domino online magazines and The Miami Herald and Jamaica Observer. Voted among the top 25 Interior Design Firms by the South Florida Luxury Guide, Nicole has also twice been noted as an emerging designer to watch by the Black Interior Designers Network and was a recipient of the Z-Gallerie Design Award Fall/Winter 2013. Nicole is also a brand ambassador/influencer for The Home Depot, Zephyr, Purple Drywall, and City Furniture.

Before launching her successful design firm, Nicole was an award-winning journalist whose stories appeared in The Miami Herald, Village Voice, and Vibe magazine. Her combined love of design and writing spawned the creation of her blog,  Live Laugh Decorate, where she showcases the behind the scenes details of design projects, shares tips on affordable design ideas, and dishes about design trends.

Her blog was nominated for Best Renovation Blog by Domino Magazine in 2018.

A Jamaican native, Nicole is deeply inspired by the colors and textures of the Caribbean and constantly fuses those elements in her designs. Nicole prides herself on designing a home guided by her client’s passions, be it contemporary, traditional, vintage or modern. Nicole is an avid foodie and wine lover who is always busy plotting a travel escape. Her greatest design however is her 8-year-old son, Xavier – artist and dinosaur aficionado.  

Show Highlights:

  • Nicole is thankful that black interior designers are getting more attention since the BLM movement has gained momentum. Not because they’re black, but because they are talented.
  • Addressing the topic of police officers (and how to behave around them) with your children is an added layer of life for black moms.
  • Educating others about BLM should not be a burden to people of color. Be proactive in researching and reading about their issues so that you can have a more appropriate dialogue.
  • Be a lifelong ally and speak up when you see injustice.
  • Nicole shares intimate thoughts about the concerns that black interior designers face.
  • How Nicole and her son, Xavier, builds relationships with community police officers.
  • Nicole relates an upsetting experience at a high-end business event.
  • Nicole offers encouragement and advice on what we can all do to make a difference.

Connect with Nicole!

Nicole’s Instagram

Nicole’sFacebook

Nicole’sTwitter

Nicole’sPinterest

Nicole’sWebsite

Nicole’s Email

Nicole’s Recommended Resources:

Black Artists + Designers Guild

Black Interior Designers Network 

NAACP 

Resources:

Is Chairman of the Board Right for YOUR Business?

LuAnn Nigara COB

LuAnn Live - Coming February 2021

Join the E-Mail List to Get Updates!

Design-Build For Profit - Kicking Off September 23, 2020!

With Jenny Slingerland of Black Ink Interiors

Investment: $2195

Register Now!

Increase Your Confidence, Increase Your Profits - Kicking Off September 23, 2020!

With Desi Creswell

Investment: $2195

Register Now!

LuAnn University

The Profit Is In The Numbers

The Profit Is In The Numbers 101 with Kathleen Anderson

The Profit Is In The Numbers 102 with Peter Lang

Coming September 2020!

Early Bird Registration Sept 4 - Sept 20

Classes: Sept 22 - Sept 24

Get the Goodies! - For checklists, resources, and extra goodies!

Purchase LuAnn’s Books Here:

Book 1: The Making of A Well - Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action

Book 2: A Well-Designed Business - The Power Talk Friday Experts

LuAnn’s Website

LuAnn’s Podcast - Please SUBSCRIBE, Rate & Review!

LuAnn’s Blog

Power Talk Friday

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Sep 15, 2020

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business! What do you do when you realize that the business you have nurtured over the years is no longer bringing you joy? Tawna Allred joins LuAnn in this conversation that is not so much about how Tawna built her design business, but how, after 10 years in business, she took a pause, looked inside, and shifted gears to bring back the spark and create the life that she really wanted. Listen in to this inspiring conversation for lessons on learning to trust your gut instinct and following through with simple changes.

Tawna Allred opened her interior design business (a single person LLC) in 2009, and she is still a one-woman business today. Tawna labels herself as a multi-passionate creative. Her interior design focus is design-build (new construction and remodeling), and she offers full-service design from plan conceptualization to installing furniture and styling. Tawna's husband is a contractor and although they have separate businesses, he's a huge mentor and supporter of her work. She started her business right after finishing school because there weren't any designers in her town and she had three young children. Tawna has been learning in the school of hard knocks ever since!

Show Highlights:

  • Tawna relates the overwhelming feelings she experienced before making a decision to go in a different direction.
  • Tawna was burned out on the “people part” of the business but discovered that she had great interest in design challenges.
  • “What do I want to do now?”
  • Art was pivotal in reigniting Tawna's spark and her next move.
  • LuAnn addresses our inner voice and why it's so important to pay attention to it.
  • How Tawna reverse-engineered a second business by streamlining the processes that worked and getting rid of things that didn't.
  • Learning to say 'no' to potential clients was not an easy task.
  • Tawna's lightbulb moment: What if she took design-build jobs if the client also hired her contractor husband?
  • Zeroing in on eliminating the parts of her design business that she did not absolutely love allowed Tawna to create a whole new life for herself that she loves.
  • “Chase the meaning, not the money”: The lesson Tawna learned from Chase Jarvis's book, Creative Calling.

Links:

Tawna's Websites: -Tawna Allred & Tawna Allred Art

Tawna's Instagram

Tawna's Pinterest

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Enrollment: September 16th - September 28th

Investment: $3,989

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LuAnn Nigara COB

LuAnn Live - Coming February 2021

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Design-Build For Profit - Kicking Off September 23, 2020!

With Jenny Slingerland of Black Ink Interiors

Investment: $2195

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Increase Your Confidence, Increase Your Profits - Kicking Off September 23, 2020!

With Desi Creswell

Investment: $2195

Register Now!

LuAnn University

The Profit Is In The Numbers

The Profit Is In The Numbers 101 with Kathleen Anderson

The Profit Is In The Numbers 102 with Peter Lang

Coming September 2020!

Early Bird Registration Sept 4 - Sept 20

Classes: Sept 22 - Sept 24

Get the Goodies! - For checklists, resources, and extra goodies!

Courses and Products to Dive Deep into Specific Elements of Your Business

LuAnn’s Favorite Resources

Purchase LuAnn’s Books Here:

Book 1: The Making of A Well - Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action   

Book 2: A Well-Designed Business - The Power Talk Friday Experts

LuAnn’s Website

LuAnn’s Podcast - Please SUBSCRIBE, Rate & Review!

LuAnn’s Blog

Power Talk Friday

A Big THANK YOU to These Podcast Sponsors:

Jaipur Living’s Website - Easy to Browse, Custom Calculator, Products Ready to Ship! Open Your Trade Account to Begin Your Relationship with This Admirable Company.

FREE Trial! A One-Stop Shop to Keep Everything Organized!

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Sep 11, 2020

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business, it's Power Talk Friday! Today, Luann and her guest, Eileen Hahn, dig into how to scale your design business from 2 million to 5 million. Going from 2 to 5 million is not easy, and it does not happen by accident. Intentional is the name of the game when scaling at this level. Who better to take us through that than Eileen? She’s the HR whisperer from LuAnn's first Power Talk Friday Experts book. Eileen was with us all at LuAnn Live and she also has a chapter in LuAnn's upcoming second Power Talk Friday Experts book, as well. Oh, and did you know that LuAnn and Eileen are COUSINS? Tune in to their conversation for expert advice on hiring, retaining, and scaling, and be amazed as Eileen takes

this overwhelming task of scaling and breaks it down into a simple (not easy, simple) to-do list!

Eileen Hahn is a leadership consultant who works with firms like Anheuser-Busch, Ericson Worldwide, General Motors, Legoland, San Diego Padres, and interior design firms, as well as smaller entrepreneurial firms. She teaches leaders in these organizations how to hire and lead exceptional employees who bring fire and energy to their work, achieve high levels of performance, and generate financial results. Eileen’s work has improved productivity, profitability, and employee work passion. It has also brought the employees joy, peace, purpose, and prosperity.

Show Highlights:

  • Create a compelling vision statement that defines your firm. Make it something your team can get excited about and feel proud to be a part of.
  • Then take that vision and get real with it - set a monetary goal.
  • Now, back up that financial goal with a sales strategy. It’s human nature to just hope you’ll hit your goal. But just hoping isn’t going to get you where you want to go. To hit your dollar amount goal, you must dedicate considerable time to developing your sales strategy.
  • Dissect your business. Think about:
  • What has worked before?
  • Can this take us to the next level, or is this activity maxed out?
  • What am I going to do differently to scale?
  • Eileen breaks down the overwhelming task of scaling and breaks it down into these simple steps:
  • What do I like doing?
  • What am I good at doing?
  • What market segment do I enjoy working in?
  • Each year you should spend a minimum of 2-3 days of strategic analysis and planning for your business. Quarterly planning is even better!
  • The world is changing and so is business, so we must keep on eye on what is working and plan for new strategies.
  • Understand where you are as the business owner, what you need, and where you see yourself so that you can set yourself up for success with the right people.
  • Eileen shares hiring considerations and tips.
  • If you're thinking about growth, recognize this time as the last opportunity you'll have to assess whether each person on your team fits and is utilizing their strengths and skills.
  • Eileen has put in the work for you on preparing Interior Design Firm Hiring Toolkits for hiring Exceptional Designers, Design Assistants, Expediter/Purchasers, Bookkeepers, and Office Administrators. The investment is $297 for each role, or purchase the bundle for a discounted price!

Connect with Eileen!

Eileen'sWebsite

Eileen's Instagram

Eileen's LinkedIn

Eileen's Interior Design Firm Hiring Toolkits

Eileen's Email

Links :

Interior Design Standard is Back!

Sandra Funk is a game changer for our industry!

Enrollment: September 16th - September 28th

Investment: $3,989

Interior Design Standard is a digital program that covers everything you need for running an efficient and joyful business! Interior Design Standard

Is Chairman of the Board Right for YOUR Business?

LuAnn Nigara COB

LuAnn Live - Coming February 2021

Join the E-Mail List to Get Updates!

Design-Build For Profit - Kicking Off September 23, 2020!

With Jenny Slingerland of Black Ink Interiors

Investment: $2195

Register Now!

Increase Your Confidence, Increase Your Profits - Kicking Off September 23, 2020!

With Desi Creswell

Investment: $2195

Register Now!

LuAnn University

The Profit Is In The Numbers

The Profit Is In The Numbers 101 with Kathleen Anderson

The Profit Is In The Numbers 102 with Peter Lang

Coming September 2020!

Early Bird Registration Sept 4 - Sept 20

Classes: Sept 22 - Sept 24

Get the Goodies! - For checklists, resources, and extra goodies!

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Book 2: A Well-Designed Business - The Power Talk Friday Experts

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Sep 10, 2020

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business, it’s time for another riveting episode of “What Would Lu Do?”, where you ask the difficult questions and LuAnn gives the expert answers you’ve been wanting. Today’s episode is sponsored by Mydoma Studio.

Today’s dilemma comes from Virginia, a self-described #babydesigner. Virginia had a good working relationship with a contractor on commercial projects, and he brought her into one of his residential deals. Everything went great. She returned the favor by inviting him into one of her residential projects. The contractor ended up sending the client a proposal behind Virginia’s back, before she even had the design work presentation ready. This confused the client and made her look bad. Virginia is looking for the best way to handle this situation.

Today’s episode will capture your attention because Lu explains how having too much business isn’t always good. Really? Tune in to hear LuAnn explain.

Show Highlights:

  • LuAnn provides the details regarding a scary scenario Window Works faced during the World Pandemic
  • Lu shares the “miracle” that happened when business turned around in May
  • Marketing the business was where LuAnn’s team doubled down its focused energy
  • Successful marketing efforts paid off for the month of June!
  • Business was booming and the factories couldn’t meet demand.
  • The Window Works team was stressed and stretched to the max often pulling double duty
  • Deadlines were stretched and it was an emotional roller coaster!
  • But, oh, the lessons Lu sees in hindsight:
  • * The marketing blitz worked!
  • * Hiring a replacement admin was the right decision for the business
  • * Team communication was imperative
  • * Employees had to be flexible with job roles and pitch in where/when needed
  • Lu says not to be afraid to raise your prices during this environment
  • Turn down jobs if they don’t seem like a good fit for you
  • Be honest at all times within the business and to clients, vendors, etc.
  • Document everything said and follow-through to meet client expectations
  • Be willing to walk away and return money if necessary
  • Be assured that the situation will eventually turn around!

If you are not working with a coach or perhaps you don’t have a business mentor or business bestie to provide guidance, this is the perfect opportunity to email LuAnn the burning issues that you need insight on and she’ll answer them on air. Please send your questions to LuAnn Nigara WWLD!

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Classes: Sept 22 - Sept 24

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Book 2: A Well-Designed Business - The Power Talk Friday Experts

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Sep 8, 2020

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business! Are you really, truly, creating your own designs and ideas? Today’s guest wants you to learn to start with the story you want to tell and to express that in your design. LuAnn gets the pleasure of talking with so many great designers on the show, but she rarely gets the opportunity to chat with a commercial designer. That dynamic flips once again today, because she is joined by Darrell Long of Wilson Associates. Darrell believes it is important to develop your critical thinking in order to be an exceptional designer. He is here to share with us that the magic of creativity is in the story and it is the art behind the design. This is something that he is very passionate about and he considers it his mission to share with other designers, especially younger ones. Please join us in this very special episode!

Darrell Long possesses more than 25 years of brand-strengthening design experience that evokes a distinct sense of location, while engaging the world's most discriminating travelers. As Regional Managing Director Long oversees the design direction of the Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Dallas studios.

Throughout his professional career, Darrell has set new standards for luxury, comfort, and innovation in hospitality interior design across the world. He has been recognized throughout the hospitality design industry for his emphasis on modernist principles rooted in contemporary and technological design practices. Of the contemporary, Darrell is a fan of Gehry and Piano.

Darrell’s ultimate source of inspiration has always been music. In his early years, Darrell embarked on a career path to become a musician, which further ignited his love for the fine arts, particularly museum exhibition design, ultimately leading him to discover an innate passion for architecture and interior design. When Darrell isn’t leading his team designing world-class projects, he can be found enjoying music, playing the guitar and piano, indulging in great food, wine, film, and spending time at home.

Show Highlights:

  • You’re either a follower or a leader, so pick one side!
  • The problem with spending all day “following” people on social media.
  • Critical thinking should be the linchpin of what we do as creative people.
  • Young designers tend to not look beyond what is immediately in their face.
  • Coming up with something purely honest is how your own story comes about.
  • There is a roadmap on connecting a conceptual idea to the final idea of a design.
  • Darrell touches on the distinction between a story and a concept.
  • Stretch your noggin and get the most you can out of an idea.
  • Great art is always about a story.
  • Darrell’s goal is to help the younger designers find their voice.
  • When you’re looking at other peoples’ work and using their ideas to make them your own, that is just collecting someone else’s thoughts, and not creating your own.
  • Darrell provides a powerful Hemingway analogy as a perfect example of thinking critically.
  • Darrell shares some strategies and tips on how to be a better critical thinker and how to develop your designer conceptual edge.

Connect with Darrell!

Darrell’s Info: Wilson Associates

Darrell’s Email

Wilson Associates LinkedIn

Wilson Associates Instagram

Wilson Associates Facebook

Links :

Interior Design Standard is Back!

Sandra Funk is a game changer for our industry!

Enrollment: September 16th - September 28th

Investment: $3,989

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Classes: Sept 22 - Sept 24

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Book 2: A Well-Designed Business - The Power Talk Friday Experts

LuAnn’s Website

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Sep 4, 2020

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business, it’s Window Treatment Friday! In today’s episode, LuAnn and her friend and co-host of WTF, Vita (Vitalia) Vygovska, discuss how to get yourself in the right mindset for selling window treatments. Window treatments add some dollar bills to that bottom line of a project and are a nice money profit center for an interior designer. Listen in today to hear what LuAnn and Vita have to share with you.

Vita is the award-winning window treatment specialist. Her company, Vitalia, Inc, is an all-encompassing fabrication, measurement, installation, and project management service exclusively for interior designers. In business for over a decade, Vita and her team are experts in their narrow field, providing designers with superb quality product and excellent communication. Most importantly, they take off the stress, save time, and give peace of mind in the job is well-done.

 

Show Highlights:

  • Vita shares her thoughts on selling window treatments.
  • Confidence, product knowledge, standing in your space, and understanding that you’re providing value at your price will increase your sales.
  • The value mindset is a three-pronged approach:
    1. value of the product and its benefits for the consumer
    2. value that you provide as an individual
    3. value that the consumer ultimately sees
  • Vita discusses differential advantage.
  • Create a list of all the special things about yourself. This is your “only” and what ultimately drives your value.
  • Attach an illustrative story for each of your “onlys” that becomes your go-to story for a particular point.
  • The idea of the word, “expensive”: it’s all relative!
  • Make window treatments a line item in the scope of the project you’re working on.
  • Vita has an intake form specific to new window treatment clients, and you can get the intake form and other free goodies right HERE! 
  • Vita shares her selling strategies and tips.
  • Do’s or don’t’s: pricing phone calls and consultation fees.
  • If you’re selling every single job, you’re giving yourself away.
  • Check out WTF Live with Vita and Kimberly! Vita and Kimberly go live on Facebook and Instagram every Friday at 12:00 pm eastern to give you even more insight into window treatments, including pictures of projects and different ideas so you aren’t just hearing about it, but you’re seeing it, too. You can join them on the Window Works New Jersey Facebook page or Instagram at Vitalia Inc. 

 

Connect with Vita!

Vita’s Website

Vita’s Instagram

Vita’s Facebook

Vita’s Email

 

Links / Resources:

Interior Design Standard is Back!

Sandra Funk is a game-changer for our industry!

Enrollment: September 16th - September 28th

Investment: $3,989

Interior Design Standard is a digital program that covers everything you need for running an efficient and joyful business! interiordesignstandard.com/luann

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Regular Price: $2195 after September 4th

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With Desi Creswell

Register NOW & Get Early Bird Pricing $1895 

Regular Price: $2195 after September 4th

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LuAnn University

The Profit Is In The Numbers

The Profit Is In The Numbers 101 with Kathleen Anderson

The Profit Is In The Numbers 102 with Peter Lang

Coming September 2020!

Early Bird Registration Sept 4 - Sept 20

Classes: Sept 22 - Sept 24

Get the Goodies! - For checklists, resources, and extra goodies!

Courses and Products to Dive Deep into Specific Elements of Your Business

LuAnn’s Favorite Resources

Purchase LuAnn’s Books Here:

Book 1: The Making of A Well - Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action   

Book 2: A Well-Designed Business - The Power Talk Friday Experts

LuAnn’s Website

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Kirsch’s motorized Briza collection is the perfect answer to high end drapery treatments. Connect with Your Local Kirsch Distributor Now! 

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# 83 Lauren Clement of Lauren Nicole Designs – An Interior Design Firm Built on Family and Teamwork

# 180 Power Talk Friday: Michele Williams Talks About Profit First and Why it Matters to You

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#471 Window Treatment Friday: Window Treatment Business Models, Part 2

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#518 Communication Between the Designer and the Window Treatment Professional

#539 Window Treatment Friday: Look to Your Window Treatment Partner to Sell Remotely

#551 Window Treatment Friday: Exploring Awnings as an Additional Revenue Stream

Sep 3, 2020

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business! LuAnn’s guest today takes efficiency to a whole new level, and she is also one of the co-authors in LuAnn’s upcoming book A Well Designed Business: The Power Talk Friday Experts, coming out in November 2020. Please welcome Sandra Funk back to the show.

After 20 years in the business, Sandra has gained a ton of information, a ton of expertise, and a ton of knowledge, and now, she is offering that expertise, that well-oiled machine to designers everywhere. The Interior Design Standard is a program that Sandra has put together, actual templates for designers to utilize her systems and processes. LuAnn is thrilled to announce that today’s show is sponsored by Interior Design Standard. You’re going to love what you hear!

Sandra Funk is the CEO and Principal Designer of House of Funk, a greater New York area design firm working wherever great clients need us. This is interior design with a soul and a sense of place; reflecting your desires, personality, and style. House of Funk creates thoughtful homes with an emphasis on clean lines and soulful touches, all rooted in tradition. Sandra is an Accredited Professional for the Sustainable Furnishings Council. Sandra’s award-winning design work has been featured in publications such as Elle Decor, House Beautiful, The Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Aspire Design & Home, and Luxe Interiors + Design. With almost two decades in the interior design industry, Sandra is launching the Interior Design Standard in the spring of 2020 – a template for designers to utilize her streamlined processes and business structure to bring joy and profit to their own design business. 

Show Highlights:

  • Sandra provides an overview of the success of the first Interior Design Standard program that launched this past spring.
  • The most important feature of the Standard is the insanely accurate flat-fee calculator. The contract supports it and the processes take you through each step.
  • The email templates in the program have been picked at, refined, and perfected by clients over the last 15 years.
  • The Standard’s platform is built on the free version of Asana so that it removes a barrier to entry.
  • Sandra discusses her House of Funk norm and what the request-for-quote templates contain.
  • There is joy in efficiency: You get to sleep through the night because you’re not going to forget any of the important details because it’s all in the Standard.
  • LuAnn takes a look back on the very first time she met Sandra.
  • The Standard program took eighteen months to build prior to launch.
  • Zoom calls as a community and Q&A are a regular thing. The calls are social, collaborative, and encouraging.
  • The program processes get refined so users will get those updates.
  • You have to do the work to reap the benefits of the Standard.
  • The holy grail, according to those who have gone through the Standard, is signing your next client. Start with the potential client module, work them all the way through that, sign them, and then work them all the way through the full service process module from start to finish. Once you’ve gone through both the potential client and the full service process with one fresh new client, everything has been customized to you!

Connect with Sandra!

Sandra’s Website

Sandra’s Instagram

Sandra’s Facebook

Sandra’s Pinterest

Sandra’s Email

Interior Design Standard is Back!

Sandra Funk is a game changer for our industry!

Enrollment: September 16th - September 28th

Investment: $3,989

Interior Design Standard is a digital program that covers everything you need for running an efficient and joyful business! Interior Design Standard

Links :

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Coming September 2020!

Early Bird Registration Sept 4 - Sept 20

Classes: Sept 22 - Sept 24

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Courses and Products to Dive Deep into Specific Elements of Your Business

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Book 2: A Well-Designed Business - The Power Talk Friday Experts

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Sep 1, 2020

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business! No matter where your business is, it’s going to take trial and error, iterating, learning, changing, and growing to take it to the next level. And if anybody knows how to build a business from the ground up in new locations multiple times, relying on solid networking and content marketing strategies to help her forge new connections and succeed in new places, it’s today’s guest. LuAnn welcomes Lesley Myrick back to the show. Listen in to learn what Lesley has to say about building a successful business, even when you’re starting in a brand new place. 

Lesley Myrick is an adventurous, organized, and enthusiastic interior designer in the Atlanta, Georgia area (and she works with clients all over the US and Canada, too). Lesley is originally from Canada and has lived and worked in Toronto, Ontario; Los Angeles, California; Waco, Texas; and now Macon, Georgia. She earned an honors diploma in interior design from Sheridan College in 2005 and launched Lesley Myrick Art + Design in 2015. She works with high-achieving women who are ambitious, adaptable, and committed to personal and professional growth. Lesley helps these driven women bust out of boring homes and helps new interior designers launch kickass businesses they love.

Show Highlights:

  • Lesley describes the moment she knew she needed to step out on her own.
  • Intuition plays a part in making good decisions about your business.
  • Niching down is how to find the best clients.
  • Lesley also coaches designers that are coming into the design field as a second career.
  • Appearing as a guest speaker has turned out to be a better networking ROI for Lesley.
  • Lesley shares many ways to build your business.
  • Elevate your design to differentiate yourself from other designers.
  • Lesley blocks time for blogging, marketing, and other tasks.
  • LuAnn and Lesley discuss the ins and outs of HARO (Help a Reporter Out).
  • Lesley dishes on her Bust Out of Boring
  • How the coronavirus event actually helped to streamline some of Lesley’s decisions.
  • A “Freebies” webpage is value-added! Lesley shares some tips to maximize its impact.
  • Reading The Introvert's Edge: How the Quiet and Shy Can Outsell Anyone by Matthew Pollard with Derek Lewis was a game-changer for Lesley in understanding how to turn potential clients into actual clients.
  • How your stories can help close a sale.

Connect with Lesley!

Lesley’s Website

Lesley’s Freebies

Lesley’s Instagram 

Lesley’s Podcast Bust Out of Boring

Lesley’s Email

#BizTipMonday emails + Resources for Interior Designers

Links :

Is Chairman of the Board Right for YOUR Business?

LuAnn Nigara COB

LuAnn Live - Coming February 2021

Join the E-Mail List to Get Updates!

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With Jenny Slingerland of Black Ink Interiors

Register NOW & Get Early Bird Pricing $1895

Regular Price: $2195 after September 4th

Register Now!

Increase Your Confidence, Increase Your Profits - Kicking Off September 23, 2020!

With Desi Creswell

Register NOW & Get Early Bird Pricing $1895

Regular Price: $2195 after September 4th

Register Now!

LuAnn University

The Profit Is In The Numbers

The Profit Is In The Numbers 101 with Kathleen Anderson

The Profit Is In The Numbers 102 with Peter Lang

Coming September 2020!

Early Bird Registration Sept 4 - Sept 20

Classes: Sept 22 - Sept 24

Get the Goodies! - For checklists, resources, and extra goodies!

Courses and Products to Dive Deep into Specific Elements of Your Business

LuAnn’s Favorite Resources

Purchase LuAnn’s Books Here:

Book 1: The Making of A Well - Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action   

Book 2: A Well-Designed Business - The Power Talk Friday Experts

LuAnn’s Website

LuAnn’s Podcast - Please SUBSCRIBE, Rate & Review!

LuAnn’s Blog

Power Talk Friday

A Big THANK YOU to These Podcast Sponsors:

FREE Trial! A One-Stop Shop to Keep Everything Organized!

Check Out Their Client Portal and Time Tracking Features!

My Doma Studio A Well Designed Business

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#330 Darla Powell: Darla Powell Interiors 18 Months After Opening

#15 Nancy Ganzekaufer- Niche is Rich

#159 Power Talk Friday – Nancy Ganzekaufer – How To Get Confident & Clear on What You Offer

#256 Nancy Ganzekaufer- A Powerful Strategy to Attract More Clients

#389 Power Talk Friday: Nancy Ganzekaufer: The Interior Design Profit Formula

#82 Deborah Rosenberg – Tailoring Your Interior Design Firm to Your Core Beliefs

#117 Power Talk Friday: Deborah Rosenberg- Cruelty Free Design Certification is Here!

#73 Kim Kuhteubl

 

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