By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Imagine yourself in a large room filled with interior designers. What would set you apart from all the others? Of course you could refer to that excellent “tag line” you’ve developed, but what makes your firm stand out? What…

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By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University When purchasing goods from outside North America, your best bet is to work with a vendor or manufacturer who will handle shipping arrangements for you. They already have connections with reliable shippers and are familiar with all the documents…

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By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Whether you are purchasing a single piece or a crateful, any and all items brought in the United States from another country must pass through U.S. Customs.  It does not matter whether the item(s) are purchased from a manufacturer…

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By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo by Brittany Beach for Editor At Large I sent an email (which ended up going to our entire list of thousands of designers) and received nearly 200 email responses and talked to over 40 people on Sunday – Tuesday and still have…

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