Photo Credit: Stark Photography It’s said that nothing succeeds like success. If you want to grow your business, though, sometimes you have to recognize that what made you successful up to now won’t guarantee success going forward. In fact, it may hold you back. That may include the members of your team. Letting go of…

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Lisa Kahn - Creative Genius Podcast Episode 9

In today’s episode, Gail and Erin talk with Lisa Kahn, lead designer and CEO of Lisa Kahn Designs in Naples, Florida, who specializes in creating peaceful, nurturing sanctuary spaces that harmonize the built environment, the natural world, and the human spirit.

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Photo Credit: Emily Wilson Photography A successful company functions more effectively and productively when the employees of that company operate with a team mindset – each member identifying with a particular role or roles and focused on the long term goals of the company. Effective teams will help a business to grow and flourish. So…

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In today’s episode, Gail and Erin discuss adjusting your business model when you see that your current model isn’t working. “You can tell pretty quickly whether your model is working by reviewing the bottom line on your monthly profit and loss statement. If you’re losing money month after month, something is wrong and you have to fix it.” Says Gail.

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How do you scale a new business up quickly? How do you find the people you need to make your business grow and succeed? What do you do if things start to go wrong?

In this episode, Gail and Erin talk with designer extraordinaire Garrison Hullinger, founder and principal designer of Garrison Hullinger Interior Design in Portland, Oregon, specializing in residential, commercial, and hospitality design.

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Photo Credit: Emily Wilson Photography No matter whether your business has been thrashing or thriving so far this year, you still have plenty of time left to steer it toward a strong finish. You may not have all the answers to your questions, but don’t let that stop you from revisiting and resetting your goals…

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Innovation (creativity) comes more easily with management (processes, etc.) set in place. “Failures lead to successes”. These were among the many pieces of valuable advice shared by keynote speaker and former CEO of Cree Lighting, Chuck Swoboda, were just the beginning of two days filled with advice, information and even the chance for the over…

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Reflecting on their 15 years together, Gail and Erin have come to recognize that major setbacks occur about every seven to eight years. Anticipating disruptions needs to be a part of business planning. “We need to be thinking about the ‘what if’ all the time,” says Gail. “If you’re not that person who’s making contingency plans for your business, then you need someone who can be that person for your team.”

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