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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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Today With LuAnn Nigara:

Today on A Well-Designed Business, LuAnn announces the return of the Power Talk Friday Tour! She makes some other announcements regarding LuAnn Live, and mentiones some of the dates for the PTF Tour: Dallas on Apr 5, 2024, NJ on Jun 7, 2024, Las Vegas on Aug 2, 2024 and finally, High Point on Oct 25, 2024.

What’s new with LuAnn Nigara

LuAnn University - Registration is now OPEN for the Winter 2024 semester!

Watch the Docuseries!

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

AudiobookThe Making of A Well – Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action

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

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

Connect with LuAnn Nigara

LuAnn’s Website

LuAnn’s Blog

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

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Today With LuAnn Nigara:

Join me on the last show of 2023 to do a quick recap of the best episodes we had this year! From inspiring events like LuAnn Live 2023 to the launch of our docuseries, "The Making of A Well-Designed Business," it has been a journey of growth and connection. 2023 brought valuable lessons, including the importance of self-care. Stay tuned as we recap the top 10 most listened episodes of the year!

What’s new with LuAnn Nigara

LuAnn University - Registration is now OPEN for the Winter 2024 semester!

Watch the Docuseries!

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

AudiobookThe Making of A Well – Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action

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

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

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:

AWDB


840: Jean Stoffer: Work in Harmony Through Every Season of Life


842: Joshua Smith: Sell the Experiences, Not the Commodity


847: Flashback Friday: Chris Loves Julia: Quality Content Creation is Key to Their Success


844: John McClain: Turn Failure into Success


841: Power Talk Friday: Nancy Ganzekaufer: Profit Insiders For Interior Designers Group Coaching + Mastermind


843: Power Talk Friday: Carla Titus: Think Like a CEO By Outsourcing Your Numbers


848: Amy Youngblood: Why Your Contact Form is Critical in Identifying Your Ideal Interior Design Client


849: Power Talk Friday: Staci Davidson: Why You Need Someone to Handle Everything But Design


846: Kellie Burke: If You’re Not Failing, You’re Not Risking


845: Power Talk Friday: Sandra Funk: Stop Apologizing and Start Communicating


TIE


179. Nancy Ganzekaufer: The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Navigating Conflicting Messages About Money


181: Sandra Funk: A Million Dollar Mindset for Setting Boundaries and Standing in Your Space


177: Katie McDonald: Gaining a Competitive Edge Through Self-Care


180: Jude Charles: Breaking the Silence: Overcoming Burnout and Embracing Wellness


196: Rachael Bozsik-Johanson: The Luxury Shift: Align Your Desires and Elevate Your Brand to the Top 3% of Your Niche


182: Amber de la Garza: The Power of Prioritization: Reimagining Productivity and Embracing Balance


183: Claire Jefford: Content is Queen: Leverage Video Content That is True To You


178: Eileen Hahn: Unlocking Your Joy: Strategies for Personal and Professional Fulfillment


WTFP 


161: Lynn Eastergard: Qualify Your Clients By Charging Consultation and Retainer Fees


167: Nicole Heymer: How to Find and Highlight Why Someone Should Buy From You


134: Deb Barrett: Why Textiles Matter


122: Jill Ballew: Her System for Chasing Post Installation Issues


137: Richard Bernath: Networking for a More Profitable Window Treatment Business


169: Lori Ann Jones: Broke to Stoked! Building a Profitable Window Treatment Business, the Lean Way


164: Julie Wood: Let Passion and Enthusiasm Be Your Guide

Other Resources Mentioned:

The “3 Fives” Routine: 15- Minutes A Day To Uplevel Your Whole Life by Joshua Smith

 

Interior Design Standard

 

Profit Insiders Academy with Nancy Ganzekaufer

 

The Designer Within Book by John McClain

Dec 26, 2023

Today With Delyse Berry:

Today, I am joined by Delyse Berry, owner of Upstate Down, an interior design studio and real estate brokerage, with also a home decor store. Delyse uses a process built around a holistic approach which entails a clear formula for clients to understand what they do, their vision , and the best execution process. This framework delivers an incredible experience for clients, a streamline process for them, and has grown their business faster and more effortlessly. Listen in to get the details!

Pick It Apart

[3:07] How Delyse shares the process with clients without overwhelming them.

[10:30] Trusting yourself so others can trust you.

[12:36]  Delyse breaks down what is on the spreadsheet that clients see, and the spreadsheet that only she and her team see.

[17:00] Backing up all of your documents.

[24:03] How Delyse built momentum in her business in such a short period of time.

[:55] Since they charge hourly, Delyse shares how they track the hours and how they invoice.

LuAnn Nigara and Delyse Berry's Ah-Ha Moments

 “The execution process is as important as the end result.” - Delyse Berry 

“I think the industry needs to look at the way in which it is executed. If a client isn’t happy about something, we need to look at how we contribute and deliver the news to them.” - Delyse Berry

“Laying out as much up front as you can during your initial conversation with a client is very important.” - Delyse Berry

“A beautiful outcome can’t come from a crappy process.” - LuAnn Nigara

More About Delyse Berry

CEO & Principal Broker. Rhinebeck resident by way of New Jersey and Brooklyn. Interior Designer and Principal Broker with 10+ years experience in high end Real Estate in the Hudson Valley. Holiday enthusiast, treasure collector, and proud mama. Is secretly re-designing every room she enters.

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Today With Bessie Seeley:

Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. Many designers start their businesses on the side, from home, or wherever we can squeeze in our work. And as they grow, most of them pivot to a studio as soon as possible.
After all, that’s how you connect with clients and get taken seriously…right? But what if I told you that where you work from doesn’t matter nearly as much as you think it does. What if I told you that you could run a thriving business right from your kitchen table?
I’ve seen several business owners do just that over the years, and my guest today, Bessie Seeley, founder of Kardinia Interior Design, is the same way.
Bessie began her career at home, but even as she grew, even as she thrived, even as she hired, she remained working from her kitchen table for the first four years in her business.
And as she grew her business, she did so very deliberately. She knew that she wanted to open a studio eventually. But she was strategic about the decisions she made on that path and what she prioritized first. Today, she’s sharing her insights into how she built her business with clarity and strategy.

Pick It Apart

[2:01] Bessie shares her story of how she started, and grew, her business from her kitchen table.

[8:47] LuAnn and Bessie discuss the strategic side of growing your business and making decisions like opening a studio or leaving your job.

[10:23] Bessie talks about her company culture and workplace flexibility.

[24:15] Bessie and LuAnn unpack what goes into finding and building a team that functions as a well-oiled machine (without being micromanaged).

LuAnn Nigara and Bessie Seeley's Ah-Ha Moments

“There are so many capable designers out there, but it's not just about creating beautiful functional designs. That's a huge part of it. And that's why clients come to us—our general aesthetic that people are drawn to. But for me, it's really about that other thing, which is that I want every client to feel listened to and cared for.” -Bessie

“That is the huge lesson of what you're talking about and how you have six women that sit around you, and everybody is just in concert together. Because you have identified what is the most important thing for you in the building of your team. And you don't deviate from it.” -LuAnn

More About Bessie Seeley

Bessie Seeley is the founder and Principal Designer at Kardinia Interior Design, a full service boutique interior design firm based in Winter Park, FL. Kardinia Interior Design's design style can be described as timeless, curated, and bespoke, and our aesthetic seeks to balance beauty with functionality.
Our collective interest and passion for creating beautiful spaces, our streamlined design process, and the white glove service and experience we offer to each and every one of our clients makes Kardinia Interior Design the coveted and creative boutique design studio it has grown to be. Bessie launched this business alongside a corporate finance career in 2018, and today, Kardinia Interior Design is a team of 6 and designs homes nationwide. Bessie lives in Orlando with her husband Jason and son Harrison.

Connect with Bessie Seeley

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What’s new with LuAnn Nigara

LuAnn University - Registration is now OPEN for the Winter 2024 semester!

Watch the Docuseries!

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

AudiobookThe Making of A Well – Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action

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

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:

#786 Meredith Huck: From Corporate to Interior Design Business: 3 Insights to Succeed

 

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

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