Posts by Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting

Diversifying Your Business

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting How is your business positioned for the cycles that the economy will go through? Your financial advisor has probably talked to you about the value of diversifying your investments – to better protect those investments. But have you thought about the importance…

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Making Tough Decisions

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Being the boss is not always the greatest job in the world, especially when it comes to having to make the tough calls. They often are stressful and can generate a lot of bad feelings you’d rather not deal with. Still, the…

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What is your Value Proposition?

By Nick May Owner at Walls By Design and Podcast Host at The Chaise Lounge Photo Credit: DesiLu I talk a lot about marketing, but when I talk to designers, many of them don’t really know what I am talking about…specifically. When I interview designers on my podcast, I often get: “We don’t really spend…

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Are You Watching Your Bottom Line?

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting There are numerous terms used in business, but one of the most important to fully understand and consistently watch is your “bottom line”. Just as a reminder, your bottom line refers to the profitability of your business after all expenses have been…

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Time to Overhaul Your Business?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: DesiLu Strange as it may sound, when businesses reach the peak of their lifecycle is when they need to start thinking about what comes next. Why? Because if they don’t reinvent themselves they will plateau and then begin to decline.…

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The Importance of Hiring A Great Photographer

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: John Stoffer Just as designers feel that there is a great return on the client’s investment if they hire a professional interior designer, designers should also translate that into the value of hiring a great photographer. The importance of having…

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Getting Published — Is It Important?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: Katie Klein The next best thing to experiencing great interior design is viewing images of great interior design. We all know those images don’t tell the whole story about the spaces we create. They may even give a false impression…

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Are You Ready To Hire?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: Hayes Photography Deciding when and who to hire to grow your business can be challenging. While it can open up new opportunities, it also involves more expense and possible risks. There’s no magic formula for determining when you should hire,…

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Taking a Break Is Good For Your Psyche

By Drue Lawlor, FASID,
We’ve encouraged you to calendar your week and we’ve talked about the value of “time chunking”, but are you including “recharge” breaks on your calendar? Designers are often so focused on fitting as much as possible into their days so that taking a break –often seems crazy and impossible. Yet plenty of studies have proven the value of including short breaks in your day as well as longer breaks that might even include a short out of town trip.

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Are You Tech Savvy?

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting 3 Essential Tools to Streamline Your Business The first tool is Google Drive, which is probably the most well-known of the 3 tools. It can be valuable for any document that involves collaboration among your team – internal or external. It can…

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