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A Well-Designed Business® | Interior Design Business Podcast

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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Jun 28, 2022

Today With Meredith Huck:

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business. Today I am joined with fellow Jersey girl Meredith Huck, Founder of House of Huck. Meredith and I were chatting on Instagram, and it ended up with one of those instances in which I saw value in her being a guest on the show. 

Meredith has successfully achieved a net amount of six figures within her first ten months of business. She is here to give my audience three helpful tips for those who are twiddling their thumbs about starting their design business. Don’t worry, we get it. But I know that you will find value and information that will give you the confidence you are desiring to go for it!

More About Meredith Huck:

Founded in 2020, House of Huck creates timeless spaces focusing on functionality and beauty while keeping your lifestyle top of mind. We make the process streamlined and straightforward, taking decision fatigue off your plate and holding your hand every step of the way.

Meredith and her husband live in Coastal Connecticut with their two young children. She is also a licensed real estate agent in the state of Connecticut and enjoys supporting her clients to turn average houses into spectacular homes.

Pick it apart:

[5:18] Meredith elaborates on her first lesson that you don’t need a creative background to succeed in a creative business.

[20:17] Meredith starts to explain how you can make more money in your first year than you had in corporate if you are organized and disciplined.

[35:17] Meredith shares her lessons of process and systems in her first year.

[45:00] Meredith explains how you can be creative in the beginning if you don’t have the money to invest in the business.  

LuAnn and Meredith Huck's Ah-Ha Moments:

“Whatever you want to be, you don’t necessarily need to have had experience in that trade.” - Meredith Huck

 

“As a designer, you should be striving for as many trade resources as possible.” - LuAnn Nigara

 

“The wisdom and experience of your first year in business is like the memory of childbirth pain, it fades over time. It becomes hard to remember how hard the first couple of years can be.- LuAnn Nigara

Connect with Meredith Huck:

 

What’s new with LuAnn Nigara

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Other Shows Mentioned:

#6- Identifying Your Transferable Skills With Erika Ward.

#182- Christie Leu- Christie Leu Interiors: Creating Your Own Mini Designer Summit.

#234- Kimberly Kay Interiors- A New Designer & Her 1st Five Months in Business. 

#278- Erika Ward- Master Business Skills 1st, Interior Design Skills 2nd.

#297- Mikel Welch- Interior Design, TV, Self Made Man.

#455- Megan Molten: Planning Creates Success in Your Interior Design Business

#463- Sara Lynn Brennan- Package Your Design Services For Profit and Clarity.

#607- Sara Lynn Brennan- Project Management With Specific Deliverables and Deadlines.

#677- Megan Molten: To Succeed, Focus on Your Why

#678- Power Talk Friday: Katie McFarlan: The Client Experience Starts With Processes.

Jun 24, 2022

Today on A Well-Designed Business:

Today is a What Would Lu Do episode! Today we are going to talk about unleveling to new, different, bigger, and better projects. These are the projects that you want to do but currently are not doing because you don't have the experience yet. Let's talk about it!

What’s new with LuAnn Nigara

Power Talk Friday Tour Fall 2022

luannuniversity.com

http://www.luannnigara.com/cob

Inside Voice, Outside Voice

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Shop38east.com

Comfortex.com

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

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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

Pre-Order Book 3: A Well-Designed Business – The Power Talk Friday Experts Volume 2

Connect with LuAnn Nigara

LuAnn’s Website

LuAnn’s Blog

Power Talk Friday

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Jun 21, 2022

Today with Kelly Fridline:

Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. For many of you, running a successful and profitable interior design firm is the ultimate goal. But sometimes, the goal might look different. Perhaps you’ve thought about coaching, course creation, or another avenue besides a traditional firm. There are many career paths in the industry, and all of them require adjusting, evaluation, learning, and making mistakes. Today, Kelly Fridline joins me to discuss what it looks like to take a unique career path and what she has learned as she has carved out her businesses.

Pick it apart:

  • [2:34] Kelly discusses her background in architecture and the path she took to interior design. 
  • [17:15] Kelly shares why she has chosen to not become licensed as an architect. 
  • [34:08] Kelly highlights why she started Virtual Design Mentor as a networking and growth opportunity for designers. 
  • [47:10] Kelly shares why her business involves other coaches and the strengths everyone brings to the table. 
  • [53:20] Kelly talks about Liase for Interior Design and how designers can use it to find virtual assistance for their businesses.

LuAnn and Kelly Fridline’s Ah-Ha moments:

“Humility is key, but so is being really proud of what your gifts are.” -Kelly Fridline

“No matter how many podcasts you listen to or how great your business coach is, there is still that learning experience where you’re going to make some really stupid decisions, and you’re going to learn from them.” -Kelly Fridline

“It’s such a personal thing. I have to believe with the body of experience and education you have, if it really mattered to you, you’d sit and pass the darn test. But it doesn’t. And until it really matters to you, so what?” -LuAnn Nigara

More about Kelly Fridline:

 

Kelly Fridline is an entrepreneur at heart, but a designer through and through. Since establishing Kelly Fridline Design, LLC in 2017, she’s learned the importance of flexibility in not only design, but business planning and goals. In the almost five years she’s been in business her focus has changed from primarily interior design, to Virtual Design Assistance and Renderings, totraining fellow creatives in the art of professionally presenting and documenting their projects, and finally assisting and mentoring fellow virtual assistants in business and attracting clients.

With a Master of Architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design and almost a decade of professional design, construction, and virtual collaboration experience, Kelly brings a unique insight to the interior design industry.

Using these experiences, this past year Kelly founded The Virtual Design Mentor and Liaise for Interior Design.

In addition to her own business, Kelly resides in the Metro-Detroit area with her husband, son, and two dogs.

Connect with Kelly Fridline

 

What’s new with LuAnn Nigara

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Purchase LuAnn’s Books Here:

Connect with LuAnn Nigara

LuAnn’s Website

LuAnn’s Blog

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Other Shows Mentioned:

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

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

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

#779 Power Talk Friday: Madeleine MacRae: What Should the CEO of an Interior Design Firm Be Doing?

#440 Power Talk Friday: Tobi Fairley: Her Design You Coaching Program

#419 Tobi Fairley- Say No to Busy and Yes to Health, Wealth and Joy

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Jun 17, 2022

Today With Nancy Ganzekaufer:

Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. It’s Power Talk Friday and this show is sponsored by Nancy Ganzekaufer and her newest program Profit Insiders for Interior Designers. She is back to talk about the importance of analyzing your profitability. More specifically, Nancy is here to discuss the importance of knowing your numbers for the jobs that are already completed. The whole point of our business right? Tune in to learn if how your pricing your projects is benefitting or hidduring your business, and how Nancy can help.

More About Nancy Ganzekaufer:

Nancy Ganzekaufer is a focused, motivated, and dedicated Interior Designer Business Coach. Through her work, Nancy empowers creative entrepreneurs to build the life and business they have always wanted and deserve.  As a mom of three young adults and a successful business owner, Nancy understands the unique challenges entrepreneurs face when pursuing their dreams of growing a profitable business. She leads by example through her hard work, encouragement, and most of all, her no-BS leadership style.  In addition to Business Coaching, Nancy is a National Board member of the Interior Design Society (IDS) and the Current and Founding President of the IDS Virtual Chapter.

Pick it apart:

[8:12] Nancy starts to tell us what she teaches the designers that she works with about pricing for profitability.

[13:19] Nancy walks us through how she helps an interior designer look at their projects for profitability. 

[23:40] Nancy talks more about her Profitability Analyzer.

[35:05] Nancy tells us about her Profit Insiders For Interior Designers year-long program.

LuAnn and Nancy Ganzekaufer Ah-Ha Moments:

“Using the Profitability Analyzer will help you see where you may still have a weak spot or service model that you are currently selling over and over again thinking that it’s great, but isn’t actually viable for you to make the money you need to make.” - Nancy Ganzekaufer

“The only way we actually know that we are consistently pricing for profitability is if we are consistently reviewing the projects.” - LuAnn Nigara

“Once you start running your business by numbers, you’re going to run the business like a CEO, not just by emotion.” - Nancy Ganzekaufer

“As you grow your company you have to consistently keep learning.” - LuAnn Nigara

Connect with Nancy Ganzekaufer:

Website

Profit Insiders for Interior Designers

Interior Design Business Forum Facebook Group

Business Building Boutique

Confident Interior Designer Membership Site

 YouTube

Instagram

Facebook

LinkedIn

What’s new with LuAnn Nigara

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

Purchase LuAnn’s Books Here:

Connect with LuAnn Nigara

LuAnn’s Website

LuAnn’s Blog

Like Us: Facebook | Tweet Us: Twitter | Follow Us: Instagram | Listen Here: Podcast

Other Shows Mentioned:

#15: Nancy Ganzekaufer- Niche is Rich

#37: Lesley Myrick- Strategies I Used to Build My Business

#159: Power Talk Friday- Nancy Ganzekaufer- How to Get Confident and 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

#584: Lesley Myrick- Building a Business From the Ground Up, Again

#766: Lesley Myrick- Offering Interior Design Without Procurement

A Big Thank You to Today's Sponsor:

Today;s show was sponsored by Nancy Ganzekaufer and her newest program Profit Insiders for Interior Designers.

Jun 14, 2022
Today with Pamela Durkin:

Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. Today with Pamela Durkin, author of Elevate and owner of Pamela Durkin Designs, we are discussing how to time block our tasks. Pamela is coughing up some great strategies on how we can set specific blocks of time for specific tasks that will help us, get this, “Get more done in one day then you used to get done in an entire week.”

Pick it apart:

[2:00] Pamela talks to us about time blocking to increase productivity. 

[8:30] Pamela takes us to the next level of getting a weeks’ worth of things done in a day. 

[11:15] Pamela explains a strategy for completing the potential tasks we get from when we check all of our emails.

[26:00] Pamela and LuAnn discuss the importance of communicating to your clients your time expectancy. 

LuAnn and Pamela Durkin’s Ah-Ha moments:

“We need concentrated time to accomplish anything. We need to be aware of the fact that bouncing around to different tasks can hurt our productivity. ” - Pamela Durkin

 

“If we can think about where we are spending our time and how that relates to money in our business, then you ask yourself if you should even be doing those things.” - Pamela Durkin

 

“Time blocking is more than being efficient, it’s understanding that we have finite hours in the day and if we’re not making enough money by putting these blocks of time in, then maybe we are not charging enough.” - Pamela Durkin

 

“We are imperfectly perfect and always a work in progress. We should always give ourselves a pat on the back for our progress. As long as we are trying and moving forward, it’s all good.” - Pamela Durkin

More about Pamela Durkin:

Pamela Durkin, ASID, LEED AP ID+C

Design is powerful and Pamela wants designers to step into that power. After 30 years in the high-end design business, she is now helping other designers create a business they love through her In Demand Designer Program. She teaches them how to be magnetic and attract the best clients. This method makes owning a design business easier and more fulfilling. Her book, Elevate! can be found on Amazon. 

Pamela Durkin has been a professional interior designer for over 30 years. She is a past-president of ASID Florida South Chapter and served on the Board of Architecture and Design in NJ. She lives in Naples, FL and in her spare time, loves spending time on the beach and learning new moves in her home dance studio. 

Connect with Pamela Durkin

Website 

Instagram 

Facebook 

LinkedIn 

Book

What’s new with LuAnn Nigara

luannuniversity.com

Inside Voice, Outside Voice Monthly Virtual Events

http://www.luannnigara.com/cob

Get The Goodies!

For checklists, resources, and extra goodies from A Well-Designed Business sign up for free here.

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

Pre-Order Book 3: A Well-Designed Business – The Power Talk Friday Experts Volume 2

Connect with LuAnn Nigara

LuAnn’s Website

LuAnn’s Blog

Power Talk Friday

Like Us: Facebook | Tweet Us: Twitter | Follow Us: Instagram | Listen Here: Podcast

Other Shows Mentioned:

#577- Power Talk Friday: Amber De La Garza, LuAnn is in the “Productivity” Hot Seat.

#607- Sara Lynn Brennan: Project Management with Specific Deliverables and Deadlines.

Jun 10, 2022
Today with Lori Morris

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business! Lori Morris, one of the most passionate and driven people LuAnn has ever come across, joins the show today to share what it takes to grow your business to the level of attracting luxury clients and delivering the level of service and design that they expect. 

Even as Lori’s business has grown so large, she maintains creative control and has a hand in every project they tackle. If you want to attract those luxury clients, if you want to work on these magnificent homes, if you want to offer that truly above and beyond level of service, then stay tuned to LuAnn and Lori’s conversation for takeaways that you can apply to your business to help reach your goals. 

Not one to merely dip her toe in the water, Lori Morris is an ‘all or nothing’ designer whose artistry is rooted in tradition, unconventional ideas and fearless execution of perfection. Reinventing the standard of design since 1987, her work can be found in some of the most high-end properties across Canada and North America, including Miami, Dallas, St. Louis and San Francisco, with each project delivering a unique, timeless look with an unprecedented level of luxury, comfort and style.

Leading an extensive team of professionals in-house and abroad, Lori Morris is a full-service firm offering a complete design and build turnkey solution for any project. Lori’s ‘no rules’ design philosophy has evolved into her own signature LMD style, which she coins “Sexy French.” In every space, you’ll find a seamless melding of sensory, form and function, with materials sourced from artisans across the world that provide intricate molding, artful flooring, and walls that use some of the most exotic and rare marbles. Leading by way of example for strength and confidence, Lori continues to be revered as one of the most coveted designers in the interior design world, empowering others by embracing her role as a role model for all women entrepreneurs.

Lori is an “all or nothing” designer who works on high-end properties across Canada and North America. She delivers an unprecedented level of luxury, comfort, and style with every project. Lori is a true artist who prides herself on creating a unique feeling for every one of her clients. Tune in to learn about her ‘no rules’ design philosophy, which has evolved into her own signature style, and her advice on attracting luxury clients and scaling your business toward high-end projects. 

Show Highlights:

  • Lori explains the unique purpose of her “LMC” (Lori Morris Concierge) service.
  • Lori details why the Design Build Books that she delivers to architects can be 1,000 page documents.
  • “Sexy French” is a collaboration and a marriage between the modern design that Lori loves and the French design that she loves.
  • Every house is treated like an original painting.
  • The moment that Lori decided to get the kind of clients to perform the kind of magic that she wanted to perform.
  • Learn from your mistakes: It’s not a mistake if you have the experience once. It’s only a mistake if you do the same thing twice.
  • Lessons working with the luxury client: Lori shares her insights.
  • The importance of a mutually respectful relationship.
  • Don’t confuse “red flags” with something that you just don’t want to do.
  • It is key to manage your client’s expectations.
  • There’s always a solution to a problem!

Connect with Lori!

Lori’s Website

Lori’s Instagram

Lori’s Twitter

Lori’s Facebook

What’s new with LuAnn Nigara

luannuniversity.com

Inside Voice, Outside Voice Monthly Virtual Events

http://www.luannnigara.com/cob

Get The Goodies!

For checklists, resources, and extra goodies from A Well-Designed Business sign up for free here.

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

Pre-Order Book 3: A Well-Designed Business – The Power Talk Friday Experts Volume 2

Connect with LuAnn Nigara

LuAnn’s Website

LuAnn’s Blog

Power Talk Friday

Like Us: Facebook | Tweet Us: Twitter | Follow Us: Instagram | Listen Here: Podcast

Jun 7, 2022

Today with Rydhima Brar:

Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. Today, Rydhima Brar of R/terior Studio shares her story and her journey to design with us. From her childhood in Kuwait, to her corporate career in LA, to launching her own firm at the beginning of the pandemic, to amazing growth and press attention—Rydhima shares how her story, and how storytelling in general, laid the foundation for her design career.

Pick it apart:

  • [5:00] Rydhima shares her journey and discusses her connection to construction and design during childhood in Kuwait. 
  • [16:08] Rydhima discusses how a difficult personal experience launched the rebirth of her career and pushed her into her passion—design. 
  • [32:05] Rydhima and LuAnn discuss the Kaleidoscope Project and Rydhima’s experience with it. 
  • [46:26] Rydhima reflects on her path and what she has learned.

LuAnn and Rydhima Brar’s Ah-Ha moments:

“My world just turned upside down. It was a scary thing—my journey was terrifying. But during that time when I was home, a rebirth happened. I gave birth to my daughter and I gave birth to my business. That’s when I decide to really pursue my passion and remove myself from a place of fear and anxiety and into a sense of calm. Design became a place of refuge for me.” -Rydhima Brar

 

“That is the key. When you are determined, then you make things happen. It’s not a passive thing—starting a business. It’s not just an idea you put on paper that unfolds in front of you. It’s waking up everyday, recommitting to taking action, to being determined, to being undeterred, to believing in yourself and knowing that you’re worth it, that you’re worth doing this career.” -LuAnn Nigara

More about Rydhima Brar:

Rydhima Brar grew up in Kuwait, where her childhood was filled with breathtaking design & architecture, helping out with her father’s construction business. In 1990, the effects of the Gulf War drew Rydhima and her family to leave their home in the cover of night for another country. Returning to Kuwait after the war, I experienced the rebuilding of our home, and the rebirth of a nation. As her father then rebuilt his business, she helped him organize his building materials and sample libraries, always complaining but secretly loving every minute of it.

As a young adult, she then took to New York City to begin a career in Business and Finance, yet her love for design never left her. After several years, it was a move to L.A. that sparked the next evolution for her career, now shifting toward design, a transition that was gradual yet inevitable. Starting with her own condo, she rediscovered her love for an approachable + functional + luxe aesthetic, using bold color and unique pieces throughout. Friends were impressed with the result and Rydhima then began to help design their spaces.

A few projects later, she found herself fully immersed in the world of professional design, where she felt she belonged. She then balanced going back to school while working on projects, and the pages of the new chapter were lled with new experiences and challenges, which eventually led to the most recent chapter, the birth of her own business, R/terior Studio.

FUN FACT

Rydhima has a blog dedicated to discovering what your favorite cocktail says about your interior design style! Rydhima believes that craft cocktails, much like interiors, need to be carefully crafted with attention to every detail to become a masterpiece—Each ingredient, or design element, has a purpose, and when paired well with other ingredients, the result is sophisticated, balanced, and bold. Check-out the blog HERE.

Connect with Rydhima Brar

Kaleidoscope Project  

Website 

Instagram 

Facebook 

Pinterest

LinkedIn

Blog

What’s new with LuAnn Nigara

luannuniversity.com

Inside Voice, Outside Voice Monthly Virtual Events

http://www.luannnigara.com/cob

Get The Goodies!

For checklists, resources, and extra goodies from A Well-Designed Business sign up for free here.

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

Pre-Order Book 3: A Well-Designed Business – The Power Talk Friday Experts Volume 2

Connect with LuAnn Nigara

LuAnn’s Website

LuAnn’s Blog

Power Talk Friday

Like Us: Facebook | Tweet Us: Twitter | Follow Us: Instagram | Listen Here: Podcast

Other Shows Mentioned:

#739 Marianna Zimmerman: It’s Never Too Late to Design Your Life

#771 Power Talk Friday: Michelle Feeney, Founder of Floral Street. To Succeed, Identify a Gap in the Marketplace

#743 Chanae Richards: An Unconventional Path to an Interior Design Business

#573 Cheryl Luckett, #BLM: See Something, Say Something

#397 Power Talk Friday: Where Are They Now?: Cheryl Luckett: Dwell By Cheryl

#291 Cheryl Luckett – From Side Hustle to Full Time Interior Design

#267 Rasheeda Gray: A Pipeline With Over 20 Interior Design Projects in Under 2 Years

#562 Rasheeda Gray: #BLM 2020 The Year of Vision

#23 Rio Hamilton – Media Expert and Author of the Wildly Popular Industry Blog, Mon Oncle

#614 Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas: Creating Another Revenue Stream for Your Interior Design Business

#47 Gail Davis: Make Your Life Count

#669 Kelly Collier: Managing Expectations Through Clear Messaging

#677 Megan Molten: To Succeed, Focus on Your Why

#455 Megan Molten: Planning Creates Success in Your Interior Design Business

#601 Darla Powell: Real Tips to Up Your Social Media Game

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

#203 Darla Powell – How to Launch an Interior Design Firm

Jun 3, 2022

TODAY WITH MADELEINE MACRAE:

Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. For today’s Power Talk Friday, I’m sitting down with long-time friend of the show and Power Talk Friday expert Madeleine MacRae. 

I often hear from listeners and designers who understand that the old adage, “You have to work on your business, not in your business,” is true if they want to grow and scale. But they don’t always understand what that actually looks like. Madeleine breaks down the CEO-level activities that let you scale at each stage of business.

Pick it apart:

  • [3:48] Madeleine breaks down the four stage of business and what each one entails. 
  • [9:58] Madeleine and LuAnn discuss the value in knowing what level of business you desire to end up at. 
  • [17:31] Madeleine breaks down the CEO-level activities that solopreneurs should be doing.
  • [27:35] Madeleine shares what the CEO must do as an owner/operator. 
  • [46:54] Madeleine discusses the high-level activities that business owners should be doing at the owner/manager level.
  • [55:55] Madeleine talks about the ultimate goal for those who want to scale—the true CEO level.

LuAnn and Madeleine MacRae's Ah-Ha Moments

“It's really important to remember that growth eats capital. So sometimes we get this idea of “I just want to become I want to go to owner operator, and then I want to go to owner manager, then I want to go to CEO” overlooks the fact that you're having to take that profit that your business is generating and reinvest into different things. learning, all of the things that you have to decide if you want to take it on.” -Madeleine MacRae

 

“If you don't have secured lead flow and you don't know how to turn that faucet on higher, you will never be able to move out of solopreneurship.” -Madeleine MacRae

“To look back and think about the growth and the pain and the struggle and the rewards of each of the levels as I've worked my way through the different various stages and still stay in—it's a crazy feeling to be in the various stages at the same time with different companies.” -LuAnn Nigara

Connect with Madeleine MacRae

What’s new with LuAnn Nigara

Power Talk Friday Tour at High Point

Exciting Windows! Build a Better Business Registration

luannuniversity.com

http://www.luannnigara.com/cob

Get The Goodies!

For checklists, resources, and extra goodies from A Well-Designed Business sign up for free here.

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

Pre-Order Book 3: A Well-Designed Business – The Power Talk Friday Experts Volume 2

Connect with LuAnn Nigara

LuAnn’s Website

LuAnn’s Blog

Power Talk Friday

Like Us: Facebook | Tweet Us: Twitter | Follow Us: Instagram | Listen Here: Podcast

Other Shows Mentioned

#315 Madeleine MacRae: Invest 5 Days to Improve Your Sales Skills

#283 Power Talk Friday: Madeleine MacRae: Set Clear Goals in 5 Steps

#363 Power Talk Friday: Eileen Hahn: Building An Exceptional Interior Design Team

#222 Power Talk Friday: Lee Cockerell- Customer Service the Disney Way

#658 Genevieve Trousdale: Genevieve Trousdale: Running Your Interior Design Business On Your Own Terms

#663 Andrea Hysmith: Structure and Flexibility, Keys to Reaching Goals in Your Interior Design Business

#760 Jessica Harling: The 7 Step Sales Process for Interior Designers and Window Treatment Professionals

#634 Power Talk Friday: Jessica Harling: A Specific Process for Onboarding a New Hire

Books Mentioned:

The Job You Were Born For by Eileen Hahn

Now Discover Your Strengths, by Donald O. Clifton and Marcus Buckingham

A Big Thank You to Today's Sponsor:

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