Today With Antonio Deloatch
Welcome to A Well-Designed Business. What’s the difference between a designer who thrives in business and one who doesn’t? It isn’t talent. It isn’t passion. It isn’t motivation. It’s simply the ability to commit and get things done. My guest today, Antonio Deloatch Jr, is one of those real action-takers—someone who I just have no doubt is going to be big and successful, not just as a designer, but at whatever he puts his mind to. It’s a combination of his outlook, his attitude, and his ability to put one foot in front of the other and make it happen. Today, he’s sharing his story and insights with us.
Pick It Apart
[3:39] Antonio shares his experience at the Black Interior Designer’s networking event.
[7:30] Antonio discusses how grassroots marketing worked for him.
[21:00] LuAnn and Antonio talk about marketing opportunities that can make a difference.
[25:11] Antonio shares his “why” and the pillars of his business.
[28:47] LuAnn and Antonio talk about how to make things happen for your business.
LuAnn Nigara and Antonio Deloatch's Ah-Ha Moments
“All you need is one. One good project could pay for my marketing plan for the year. It’s a low barrier to entry. If that’s $600 on pretty postcards, it’s not that expensive but could have a really big return.” - Antonio Deloatch
“There’s always good or bad in the era that you’re doing business. Just get over it, get on with it, and do business in your era.” - LuAnn Nigara
More About Antonio Deloatch:
I’m a New Yorker with a love for the California sun…
Living in New York & Los Angeles with a global state of mind equals the best of both worlds.
I get up every single day to change the way people live through art, light and design. For me, taking a non functional space and transforming it into the most popular room in the home, is a dream come true. I have tackled projects ranging from studio apartments in Hong Kong to million dollar estates in the Hamptons to sprawling ranch homes in Ojai CA. Each project is an exploration of you and how you will live in the space.
My love for décor and design started early. I realized that I wanted to use my talents outside of the sales floor or cubicle. I started my design business in 2014 and my main goal still to this day is to bring quality, as well as affordable designs to any consumer.
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