Keeping Pace with Innovation Acceleration
While it may feel like the world is stuck in a rut, unable to break out of a cycle of contagion and disaster, behind the headlines innovation is taking place that will have a profound effect on our businesses and our lives in the decade ahead. If you think the pace of change has been…Read More
Why Half of New Businesses Fail Within 5 Years
Did you know that nearly half of all new businesses fail within the first five years and nearly two-thirds within the first ten years? Even more shocking to me was learning that 60 percent of all small businesses are NOT profitable, and of those 30 percent lose money every year. In many cases, it’s not…Read More
Message of Care & Concern from Gail Doby & Erin Weir
We are thinking about you and your families during this unprecedented time. We hope you’re well and safe, and that you have the supplies you need to weather the weeks ahead. We can react with fear and panic, or choose certainty that we will overcome the situation. Let’s choose certainty because it gives us power…Read More
What is Your Design Philosophy?
Photo credit: Emily Wilson The first question is – do you have a design philosophy? And if not, what is driving your business? Your design philosophy is key because it should drive everything you do and every decision you make in your business. It should represent what you stand for and it should be written…Read More
Shopping for Spouses
Let me first clear up any possible confusion. I am not offering dating advice. If you are in the market for a spouse, you need to scroll to the next article. Seriously though, I do want to talk about doing more to engage spouses in the interior design process. They often are overlooked but have…Read More
The Importance of Scale and Proportion in Interior Design
While so much of the world of interior design is subjective and a matter of taste, there are some foundational principles that transcend all styles and trends. Two of the most critical key principles of interior design are the principles of scale and proportion. Scale encompasses many relative issues of sizing within a given interior.…Read More
Defining A Style Series: Industrial Design? The Perfect Blend of Old and New
Considering its appealing blend of old and modern, the emergence of industrial design as one of the most popular interior design styles in recent memory is unsurprising. However, many people mistakenly believe that the industrial look is only suitable in urban environments, and therefore miss out on the opportunity to decorate their homes in this…Read More
Entrepreneur vs Intrapreneur: Understanding The Difference
These days everyone seems to understand what an entrepreneur is, but fewer understand or have heard of the intrapreneur. A term first coined in the ’80s, an intrapreneur shares many of the same features as an entrepreneur. But the setting in which they work is different. While an entrepreneur works in a business created for…Read More
What is Your Design Style?
How important is it to you to have an easily identified design style? If you feel it is not important, then why is that? And if you feel it is important, how would you define your design style? You may rebel against having an identifiable style, worrying about losing prospective design clients, but ask yourself…Read More
We’re Grateful For You!
Happy Thanksgiving! From our families to yours, we hope you have an amazing holiday break and that you take time to recharge. And I’m grateful for our team! They work very hard behind the scenes to help me help you grow your business. Just in case you don’t know our team members, here are just…Read More