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Archive for June 2015

How To Sort Through Your Priorities

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting and Design Success University I was speaking with clients of mine yesterday, and we talked about an exercise that I think is important to do at least once a year, but preferably, you should be doing this every quarter. 1. Review your…

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Avoiding Client Nightmares, Part 1

  According to Keith Granet, consultant to celebrity interior designers and architects, the biggest reason interior designers go out of business is working with nightmare clients. Have you worked with nightmare clients before? I have. I remember the sleepless nights, panicky feelings about not getting paid, and in some cases actually had a few clients…

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How Would You Define Your Company’s Culture?

  Gail Doby, ASID In business I find that I often refer to a company’s “culture”, and it was a common topic at the Interior Design Summit this year, but I began to wonder how many interior designers have clearly defined the culture of their companies.   Joni Vanderslice, one of our key note speakers, stressed…

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Design Phrases to use on your Website to Attract Clients

phrases to attract clients

Are you looking for just the right thing to say? Does it seem a little overwhelming knowing where to begin when you are trying to draw clients to your website? The most important thing to remember is to be descriptive. Help people picture their lives and inspire them to see how you can help them…

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3 Obstacles Faced by Interior Designers

Business for Interior Designers has been experiencing a slow and gradual recovery, however there are many designers who are still struggling. The results of this year’s Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey show the trend line to still be somewhat jagged. Some designers are doing well and hiring, but that doesn’t apply across the board…

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Top 10 Website Tips for Interior Designers

  As an interior designer, you want your work to stand out. And how you present that work on  your website is just as important as it is in every other venue of your business. Here are my top 10 tips for making sure your website represents your designs in the best way possible. Create…

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