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Archive for January 2017

Creating Your Budget

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Many designers want to know how to earn more money from their business. I tell them it starts with establishing a budget. It’s a lesson new business owners often learn the hard way after years of bringing in a…

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Get Published in Mountain Living Magazine

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University We spoke with Darla Worden, editor-in-chief of Mountain Living Magazine, and asked her for tips about how to get projects published. Mountain Living is a niche magazine for mountain lovers who own or are hoping to buy a high-country home.…

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Know Your Value & Charge What You’re Worth

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Photo by Dana McGrath Are you truly charging what you’re worth? Do you ever find yourself questioning whether to cut your fee to “capture” a client/job? I’m sure you have heard the advice before to focus on value, not…

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The Wrong Way to Set Fees

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Undoubtedly, the question I and other experienced designers get most often from those who are launching their own businesses or looking to upgrade their clientele is, “how much should I charge?” It is a question not easily answered. There…

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Plan Your Marketing Calendar and Budget

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University The New Year, of course, always offers a wonderful opportunity to make resolutions for the upcoming year, and one of the most valuable resolutions you could make for your business is to evaluate and improve your marketing– but sticking…

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